Available Pups


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

Litter = 4 Females and 6 Males. We have 1 Female and 2 Males left.

Farm puppy visits scheduled with a deposit.

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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: 10/27/22

Date ready to leave: Approx. 12/21/22 (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 were born in dog enclosure next to livestock with exposure to sheep, dairy cows, horses and can be cable trained with chickens at buyers request. Please feel free to email for more info: aparentingmatter@gmail.com

 They are $650 at birth then $700 at 12 weeks when they have their vet check up, they will then cost $750 on 2/18/23. 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.

Health testing of parents: Regular check ups for female. Male sees farm vet for shots, has not needed a vet since puppy time.
Both parents are 100% Maremma verified through DNA testing. Father Hip-X-ray cleared by veterinarian with no foreseeable issues.

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

7 PUPPIES BORN June 5th 2019- 3 females and 4 males. Puppies all sold except for Piper now VIDAR, whom we kept and passed the test as our new Sire.  804-572-0000 Sarah McKennon or 540-226-9687 Scott McKennon.


Helga 2018
Daddy Rolo

If you are interested in purchasing a Maremma please read over this site to be sure this breed is the right fit for your farming needs.

We are located in Spotsylvania VA 22534 and are taking reservations for our current litter in utero and next litter in the Fall/Winter of 2022. We offer some transportation  on the East Coast for a fee determined at the time of transport according to fuel and vehicle prices.

e-mail aparentingmatter@gmail.com .


Below is a blog I found about picking pups. I agree with most of this discussion. I believe the Maremma works best in a pair or team depending on stock and acreage amount. A natural pack hierarchy will develop as the dogs age out or take leave from their duties. This is not predictable at puppy age. A quote in the Blog posted  by Louise Liebenberg   states “…there is a role for all personality types in a litter of guardian dog pups and one type is not better than another.”  This I believe is true in a puppy pack and adult pack. Our dogs keep our stock and people safe and the “Top Dog” role depends on the presence, age and health if the other dogs.” Predators do not usually enter our property and those that  do have not reached the stock. With that said we have never lost any stock since we got our dogs. Prior we had many chickens disappearing and concerns with a coyote and bear eyeing the sheep. Another quote I could relate to in the blog was “When a breeder raises the pups in a working environment, ensures they have a great start, are healthy and well fed, then every pup has a good foundation to becoming a well rounded LGD.” Finding good breeding practices that meet your farming needs is best. The breeder should be able to relate to your circumstance and offer guidance regarding the parents working skills, safety tips, and tips regarding how to grow up pups for the first two years. While pure black noses are pretty, they fade with age. Dew claws have little to do with working abilities and patches of cream colored fur do not affect their drive to guard. The instinct is there and is very hard to remove when breeders breed for good health history and work abilities. Click link below to view blog:

LGD Puppy Selection