We got our first Maremma Sheepdog in 2003, when coyotes
moved into our area. Luna proved herself to be a great guardian,
and we got a male in 2005. Jedi was turning out to be an
excellent guardian when he got toxoplasmosis and died.
The vet had never seen toxoplasmosis in a dog and we didn't know what killed
him until two weeks after he had died when the tests results came back.
We'd been so pleased with him that we got another of the same bloodline in
2007. Haven has impressed us even more. He is from
imported parents and is larger than Luna with a somewhat curlier coat.
His skull is broader and his guarding instincts seemed to kick in at an
earlier age. We really enjoy our Maremmas, and they make raising
the goats so much easier! We currently have 4 pups for
sale--check out our sale page for more information.
Another place you might like to check out is the website for the Maremma
Sheepdog Club of America. The address is
http://www.all-animals.com/maremma/ There is a lot of
great information and beautiful pictures of Maremmas!
Luna and some of her pups