PUPS & Cost
We have a litter whelped 10/27/2022. 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.
CURRENT LITTER BELOW
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org