Welcome to My Maremma! Explore this site to learn about the Maremma breed, to find out about our past litters, current puppies, upcoming puppies and to connect with useful information about homesteading with guardian dogs.

We had a litter of 10 with 5 females and 5 males on  May24th 2023.

3 males and 3 females left.

 We are accepting $200 deposits for a $650 puppy.  This price will  increase as they grow and need health maintenance (worming and vaccines) after 8 weeks. 

804-572-0000 Sarah McKennon


Our last litter between Vidar and Anika had a litter of 10 pups! Reserve your pup today, email Sarah at aparentingmatter@gmail.com

Click this link to view a video of previous years puppies and their farm.

Our last litter between Vidar and Aylah had a litter of 8 pups! Reserve your pup today, email Sarah at aparentingmatter@gmail.com

Litter of 7 from 2019.

Here are 2018 pups they all found forever farms!

Cost: Pups are $550 until the day of their birth then they are $650 if reserved before they are 6 weeks old. $750 at 12 weeks and then we add $100 for each month thereafter.

Location: Virginia 22534
Breed: Maremma Sheepdogs
Registered: no, from working stock bonded parents. Anika according to her DNA test results, though she came from papered parents in Wisconsin, we just checked for the record. Vidar is also 100% Maremma according to his DNA test results. Vidar was born on our farm between Helga and Rolo. Vidar had hip x-rays and the Veterinarian cleared him for breeding.

Approx. Date of Birth: May 25th 2023

Date ready to leave:

Approximately July 20th at the earliest (8 weeks) if acceptable farm with another guardian dog.

Approximately August 17th (12 weeks) or can stay longer if buyer would like for training from mom and dad with food and board expenses $100 monthly.
Breeder support for purchaser: yes

Written contract: no

Other: Both dogs are excellent working dogs. Puppies are whelped on the farm and exposed to cows, horses, sheep, and chickens once eyes have opened and safely traveling around.

Health testing of parents: Regular check ups sees veterinarian and farm vet for shots.
Worming schedule: 4, 6, 8, weeks, additional if here.
Vaccination schedule: 6-8 weeks, 9-11 weeks additional if here.
Microchipped: no.

We provide or arrange some delivery on the East coast for a fee. We have delivered pups to Virginia, upstate New York , Massachusetts, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Please explore this site for more info or email us at aparentingmatter@gmail.com:

This site was created to assist in determining if a Maremma is the right type of dog for prospective buyers farm or homesteading needs. Click the links to learn about the breed, why we breed, how to train the Maremma to guard your farm and to view currently available pups. We love our dogs and their pups and will do all we can to place pups in the best possible environments according to how they respond to exposure to animal kinds. We have a variety of live stock (sheep, chickens, chicks, horses, cats, and cows ) and offer the puppies exposure to these animals through fencing or face-to-face, depending on the kind of animal and the age of the pup. We also have farm visitors and children that are part of the natural environment on our homestead. Pups are able to be cable trained after 10 weeks for individualized exposure to poultry.

Available Pups


Reserve a full blood Maremma pup at $650  from Vidar (top, above) and Anika ( bottom, above). Vidar’s third litter Anika’s second

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We had a litter of 10 with 5 females and 5 males on  May24th 2023.

3 males and 3 females left. 

 We are accepting $200 deposits for a $650 puppy.  This price will  increase as they grow and need health maintenance (worming and vaccines) after 8 weeks. 

Farm puppy visits scheduled with a deposit only.

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Location: Virginia, Spotsylvania 22534

Breed: Maremma Sheepdogs

Registered: no, both working.

Health testing of parents: Father: DNA=100% Maremma, hip X-ray checked by a veterinarian cleared for hip issues.

Mother: From working parents in Wisconsin. Pending hip x ray DNA=100% Maremma.

Pups and mom will be Health checked by Veterinarian

Worming schedule: 2, 4, 6, 8, weeks, additional if here

Vaccination schedule: 8 weeks, additional if here

Microchipped: no, can be at buyers expense

Date of Birth: 5/24/23 

Date ready to leave: Approx. 7/20/23 (8weeks) price will increase or can stay longer if buyer would like for training from mom and dad with food and board expense

Breeder support for purchaser: yes

Written contract: no

Other: Parents are on site and are both excellent working dogs. Puppies are born in dog enclosure next to livestock with exposure to sheep, dairy cows, horses. Please feel free to email for more info: aparentingmatter@gmail.com

 They are $650 at birth then $700 at 10 weeks and $750 at 12 weeks.  Dates and prices subject to change according to client requests for housing and or training. 

Deposit is $200 with a credit card, certified check or money order.


We bred Vidar with a Aylah, a female from Williamsburg March, 2022. 

Breed: Maremma Sheepdogs
Registered: no, from working stock bonded parents raised and trained on the farm with working dogs guarding cows and chickens.

Date of Birth: March 1, 2022

Other: Mother worked with another male guardian (not Sire) on site in Williamsburg and  both are excellent working dogs of cattle. Puppies were whelped on the farm and exposed to cows, and chickens after eyes  opened. (more…)

Breed Selection and Cost Effectiveness

PUPS & Cost

Pinky 10/17

We have  a litter whelped  5/24/2023. Our pups are health checked by a veterinarian before leaving the farm. They are vaccinated and  also wormed regularly after 3 wks of age.  Pups will be active and in farm training as soon as they can see (10 days old). They are born on the farm and are placed in an enclosure next to the stock (cows, chickens) Our prices increase for older pups due to the increase in food consumption, vet visits, shots and more required supervision/training on the farm. The pups can be shipped for an additional expense for the buyer. Some transportation is available by MyMaremma on the East Coast. We sell our pups at a lower price because we do not register our dogs in order to keep the cost down for those looking for reliable full-blood working Maremma pups. A registered 8 week old pup’s average cost is $1800-$3,200. Our price does increase for older pups because they become more valuable as they age. The pups receive  more farm exposure, daily training from their parents and other seasoned and proven guardian dogs on the farm. They have regular interactions from people as they visit during chore times. The pups receive health care, and are fed a healthy farm fresh diet and puppy kibbles. Older or adult trained dogs will be priced according to individual abilities. Click link for current pup availability.


10 Puppies!

5 Females

5 Males

3 males and 3 females left

Shelby (blue collar) 11/17

Breeding Selection

Our dogs are protecting our sheep, chickens, horses and cows at our homestead day and night!  They bond with their assigned livestock staying in close proximity to them. We have chosen to breed our dogs because of their behavioral and health qualities.


Helga is 75 pounds (above), and is the Mother Dog to our current litter. She has had no health problems or wandering issues. Helga is an excellent mother and provides social and guard training to her pups daily after they are weaned (around 6 wks) until they are placed at their new farms or are mature enough to guard on their own. She was a calm pup and is a proactive guardian dog with excellent protective instincts. In less than a year she learned to accept correction and quickly adapted to new boundaries and livestock requirements. She was not resistant to being placed on a cable and housed easily in her guarding pasture while tied during training years. Rolo the Father Dog also has had excellent health. He has had only one incident requiring a vet visit after a playful puppy injury at 6 months of age. He is loyal and respects boundaries and verbal instruction regarding guarding duties. He has introduced and trained puppies in farm guarding with great success. He too is easily placed on a cable when need be (Elderly or fearful visitors, construction on property, formal events on property, etc). Both dogs can be trusted around children, other pets and company that is introduced to them accordingly. We believe these traits offer the best temperament for a homesteading environment.

Our first Maremma Ragnar (above with puppy Rolo), was as a rescue from a farmer in the foothills of Central Virginia. He was not a registered purebred but was noted as a purebred Maremma working dog.

Ragnar’s father name unknown mother is in the distance.

Our second dog Rolo (Below) is 80 pounds and the sire of our current litter He came from Woodsong Naturals Farm https://www.facebook.com/woodsongnaturalsfarm/   from a registered sire and Ragnar’s sister (Photos not available).

Our third dog Helga (Above) is 75 pounds and is from the Sire – Registered Male Benelli Vinci (Below right) and Mother Dog – Barrett (Below left) both from Finder Hampshire Farm. Benelli came from Janice Buttita out of Vincenzo x Donatella. Barrett is out of Bonnie x Ruger of Finder Hampshire.



*If you are not fully satisfied with your pup we will take the pup back (owner must cover cost of transport) to re-home during its first year of life.

         Contact:  Scott McKennon
540-226-96875 or email scott@abulldog.com