The Maremma Sheepdog Club of America aspires to protect the development of Maremma Sheepdogs by encouraging breeders to adopt the Code Of Ethics to promote and foster the highest standards among breeders who are concerned with the propagation of physically, mentally and temperamentally sound Maremma Sheepdogs of proper breed type, and to encourage cooperation in the improvement, advancement, and protection of our breed. Code of Ethics Breeders accept responsibility for the protection, well-being and improvement of the breed and agree to the following:
COE Breeders educate themselves about the Maremma Sheepdog, its history, temperament, needs and health issues.
COE Breeders breed only those Maremma Sheepdogs which have no radical departure from the official breed standard as accepted by MSCA, including temperament flaws.
COE Breeders breed only for the purpose of improving the quality of the breed as livestock guardians.
COE Breeders breed only those dogs who have received either OFA hip certification as being clear of hip dysplasia, or PennHIP DI scores of less than 0.51, and will record all tests openly with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).
COE Breeders breed discriminately and only upon strong evidence of the possibility of finding suitable homes for the resulting puppies.
COE Breeders breed only physically and mentally mature dogs of appropriate breeding age, and refrain from breeding any dog or bitch that consistently produces progeny with serious faults or hereditary health issues.
COE Breeders are available to buyers for advice they may need for the life of the dog and educate prospective owners of the advantages, disadvantages & responsibilities of owning a Maremma Sheepdog.
COE Breeders take responsibility for all offspring produced in their breeding program and will assist in their lifetime placements and re-homing if necessary, and will assume responsibility for any dog of their breeding if the owner must relinquish their dog, or for any dog of their breeding which comes into the possession of a rescue network or shelter.
MSCA 2023 Breeders Breeders who have completed all requirements for the MSCA Code of Ethics are recognized by the Code of Ethics symbol for their dedication to preserving the long-term health and integrity of the Maremma Sheepdog.
Bonacquista, Virginia and Victoria MoonAcre Manor Chino Valley, Arizona Phone: 731-608-5131 Email: email@example.com MoonAcre Maremmas come from a small farm in Northern Arizona where Maremma Sheepdogs guard our property well; giving us a sense of peace knowing our animals are well protected. We are a Code Of Ethics Breeder and our breeding dogs are OFA hip and elbow certified which helps to ensure that their puppies will have healthy hips and elbows during their lifetime. Our dogs are intelligent, affectionate working dogs. We strive to breed for excellence in their offspring which will continue to keep the Maremma Sheepdog the outstanding livestock guardian dogs that they are.
We are a working dairy goat farm, breeding over 100 registered dairy goats per year, in a high predator and high theft area. We also own horses and large variety of poultry and other animals. All of our Maremmas live 24/7 with our livestock, working in pairs or groups of 3 or more dogs per pasture to keep our goats and other animals safe from 4 footed, aerial and human predators. Our Maremmas are not estate guardians or pets, but working partners in our business. We have the utmost love and respect for our dogs because of their devotion to their charges and to us. All of our breeding Maremmas are proven, working LGD's with correct conformation, outstanding PennHip scores and have been DNA tested to ensure they are the best possible breeding candidates. We have a large variety of genetics in our program from breeders all over the country, as well as our imported Italian stud dog, Pegaso. Pegaso brings much needed new genetics to our program and to America. As farmers ourselves who rely on our dogs to keep our livestock safe, we know the importance that both proper breeding and proper early socialization and training play in producing trustworthy, safe LGD's. We are not hobby breeders of dairy goats or Maremmas. We are professionals. We breed the type of dogs we ourselves need to protect the investment we have in our high quality dairy goat herd. This, in turn, produces dogs our customers need, as well. Our puppies are intensively socialized with livestock from birth, taking advantage of the critical learning period all puppies have in the first weeks. We have a specially built Puppy Parlor, where our puppies are raised in close contact with our goats and other livestock from birth, but can spend their first weeks in a safe, climate controlled area. We train our puppies using only positive reinforcement methods, including Puppy Culture, KPA Clicker Training and more. We also utilize carefully selected "puppy mentors" - hand picked adult Maremmas, dairy goats and other livestock that are especially suited to training puppies at each developmental stage. Our puppies are exposed to a variety of sights, sounds and experiences, which help them mature into excellent LGD's and beloved family members. All puppies are on a deworming and vaccination schedule and followed by our farm veterinarian. Pups are microchipped and enrolled for life in the Petlink Pet Recovery system. We believe that raising LGD's well should be an intentional, well thought out process and are always looking for ways to improve our program. We provide lifetime support for our puppies. We have an extensive wealth of resources on our website for puppy owners, and are always available by phone, text or email to give advice or answer questions. We invite you to check out our website and fill out our Puppy Questionnaire to learn if a Prancing Pony Farm Maremma is right for you.
At Honey Blossom Retreat Garden, we value diversity, both on the farm and in the surrounding landscape, and we believe that Maremmas fill an important role in defending the safety of livestock without disrupting the ecosystem around the farm. As our 200 acres diversified regenerative farm evolves, we can’t help but grow more passionate about our brave and majestic white guardians. For this reason, we breed dependable working dogs with outstanding pedigrees in health, conformation, and temperament. Our puppies are socialized with horses, poultry, sheep and goats, as they follow their rotational grazing cycles on woodland and pasture. Our adult Maremmas effectively guard our animals and family against the significant pressure from small and large predators experienced in rural areas. We are dedicated to preserving the historical character traits of the Maremma Sheepdog and carefully place each dog while offering mentoring before and after purchase. We provide a written contract, microchipping and age appropriate health check and vetting.
Retiring from 30 years in the military, I knew I wanted a self-sufficient family farm. Sky Island Farm is an organic permaculture farm in the Santa Ana Mountains of Southern California, centered between San Diego and LA, the beach and SoCal wine country. My Maremmas guard chickens, turkeys, sheep, a cow and horse and bee colonies from many predators including coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, hawks, eagles, skunks and raccoons. I breed for superb guardian instinct, strong conformation and wonderful temperament, capable of handling guardian duties as well as just being an overall wonderful family dog.
My foundation dam and sire, Alaska and Apollo, both have OFA excellent hips, and I am committed to improving the overall health of the breed with our careful breeding selection practices. My breeding program continues to produce puppies with OFA Excellent hips and Good Elbows. In 2018, I imported Finnish Champion and working guardian Abba, bred to Italian-bred Finnish Champion Evo, both with Excellent Hips as well, and their 8 puppies have added a whole new fresh line of genetics to the Sky Island Farm and the Maremma community at large. As my first Foundation generation has aged, though they remain capable guardians, I have worked to expand the genetics even further with cooperative breeding with other Code of Ethics breeders and now have a broad base of genetics among my breeding dogs Since early 2020, demand for LGD puppies has increased exponentially, as those with a dream of a family homestead made it come true when they found they could work remotely and live anywhere. I have found mentoring new homesteaders and farmers with their new LGD extremely satisfying and I am committed to continuing that mentorship work.
While I primarily sell working puppies to farms where they will guard, I also recognize that there are many companion and pet Maremmas out there, and I am committed to mentorship for them as well, realizing that those not ready for the size of a grown Maremma or the “teenager” phase, may need some guidance to help them have the best relationship with their dogs. I welcome visitors to the farm to meet my Maremmas and learn out they work and guard and see my training practices.
Mesick, Allen Eureka! Mohair Farm Prather, California Phone: 559-696-8751 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Eureka! Mohair Farm Website: www.mohair.farm Eureka! Mohair Farm is a small farm in the rural Sierra-Nevada Mountains and home to nationally awarded Angora Goats since 1997. We keep Italian Maremmas to protect our flock from native predators such as mountain lion. In 2018, we imported a pair of Maremmas from Italy to increase genetic diversity.
Dedicated to breeding and raising registered Maremmas as our livestock guardians. Striving to maintain breed standards by searching for diverse genetics worldwide. Our goal at Unfinished Acres is to have working Maremmas of all ages available.
Healey, Blaine Mountain Mist Maremmas Swan River, Manitoba Canada Phone: 204-734-9147 Email: email@example.com Website: Mountainmistmaremmas.com Our pups are out of 5th generation working dogs who are OFA tested. Pups are handled from birth, have early exposure to sheep, goats, and chickens, and come with first vet checks and microchips at a minimum. We are available for ongoing training advice and troubleshooting. Our first choice is to place our dogs with working farms. We strongly support the MSCA goals of improving the breed through responsible breeding practices
We couldn't operate our small farm without the support of our magnificent Maremma's! They protect our goats, sheep, chickens and ducks from a heavy predator load here in Kelowna BC, Canada. We are committed to ensuring the betterment of the breed and our dogs are chosen based on good temperament and sound health requirements.
Untinen, Tyler & Beatrice Breton, Alberta, Canada Phone: 780-621-7120 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Tyler-Beatrice Untinen We are raising Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheep dogs, as well as sheep, rabbits, a few cows and pigs. We are very happy with the way our Maremmas love and guard the sheep. We have not lost a sheep to predation, despite the multitude of coyotes and the odd cougar and bear in the area. We have two Maremma females from RLT farms here in Alberta as well as a male and unrelated female from Petra Frondelius in Finnland. Our Finnish imports are Diamond, and Star (whom we call Duke). Both the dam and sire of Diamond are Finnish champions. The dam of Duke is a Finnish champion, but his sire Evo is not. We are pleased to now have puppies available from these excellent blood lines.
Walby-Lizee, Donna Whispering Aspen Ridge Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan, Canada Phone: 306-801-2473 Email: email@example.com Website: whisperingaspenridge.com We are seated in the heart of Saskatchewan Canada, close to the village of Annaheim. When we moved to the country we wanted protection for our livestock from the many predators that roam the area and make the creek behind our place their home habitat. Our main threat is coyotes, but there are also wolves, cougars, bears, foxes, skunks, and raccoons to name a few.
Our search for a Maremma led us to RLT Farms in Spirit River Alberta and we purchased our first tow Maremma female pups, Sheena Marie Chevalier and Lexi Anna Starling. RLT Farms imported both of their Sire and Dam into Canada directly from Italy and there are many Champions in their bloodlines. In 2017 we decided to acquire a breeding male and that search led us to Peavine Hollow Farms in Virginia, U.S. and we imported Peavine Hollow's Nicolo Thunder into Canada. He is a fourth Generation male from their breeding program and from one of their last litters as they have retired from farming. In the spring of 2018, we were excited to welcome our first two litters of puppies, and we decided to retain a female pup from each of the litters for future breeding Dams, Whispering Aspen Ridge's Copper Penny and Whispering Aspen Ridge's Indigo Ray. We also wanted to know the quality of our pups firsthand, and they are both amazing livestock guardian dogs with great minds and personalities. This also meant we needed a second breeding male to compliment these two girls. This time our search took us to MoonAcre Maremmas in Chino Valley, Arizona, U.S. and we imported Cambrian Irino of MoonAcre into Canada. Our amazing Maremmas stand guard and protect our sheep, goats, cattle, horses, free range chickens, rabbits, and cats. We retained a second pup from Sheena, sired by Cambrian this time for a breeding dam, Mattaya Alessia of Whispering Aspen Ridge, and she will be bred to Nicolo'. She recetly whelped her first litter. We also acquired a female from Untinen Family Farms in Alberta who we plan to breed to either Nicolo' or Cambrian for future litters. Untinen Kessel Candia's lines are directly our of Finland on her sires side and on her Dams sid she shares the same lineage as my original females Sheena and Lexy. For more information please feel free to contact us at 1-306-801-2473 and visit our website www.whisperingaspenridge.com
Hungryland Farms is a 20-acre heritage sheep farm located near Palm Beach County in South Florida. Situated on the edge of over 16,000 acres of wild Florida known as the Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area, the farm's Maremma Sheepdogs are essential in guarding against a wide variety of predators. The dogs have full access to the multi-paddock rotational grazing system where they protect a herd of St. Croix hair sheep. Florida Cracker Cattle are also run through the pasture. In their free time, the dogs enjoy guarding a flock of free range chickens, Giant Chinchilla rabbits, and a small herd of dwarf dairy goats. For information on upcoming litters, visit our website at www.hungrylandfarms.com or follow @mywhitewolves on Instagram.
Terra Vitae Farms is a medium size farm that focuses on regenerative agriculture and the raising of livestock with the purpose of creating the best food possible while leaving the land in better condition than when we started. We have about 80 acres on which we raise Dexter cattle, Meishan pork, Kiko/Savanna cross goats, Katahdin sheep, meat birds, and kids- the human kind. We are located on the Illinois-Wisconsin border, 70 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois.
We added the beautiful Maremma Sheepdog 5 years ago to our farm as a way to protect our livestock/poultry from natural predators while still respecting the natural ecosystem that lives around our farm. It was the best decision we could have made. Over the years, we have tried to learn as much as we can about the care and the amazing work ethic of these dogs and to gain a better understanding of what we have wanted in our own dogs and what we would want to pass on to others. We are breeding Maremmas now with temperament, work ethic, and health as our top priorities while ensuring breed standards are respected and integrated into our dogs. Our breeding dogs are PennHIP and vet checked, and pups are given the best possible chance for success at their jobs by being raised amongst sheep, goats, and poultry from an early age, along with and receiving lots of human interaction with people of all ages to facilitate the co-partnership of role of protector of our farms.
We are a small farm in western Kentucky near the city of Paducah. On our farm we have alpaca and ducks. Our Maremmas Lucy and Catone protect the livestock on the farm. Lucy was purchased from a breeder in Arizona. When searching for a mate for her, we decided to travel to Italy where we purchased Catone. They will reach breeding age in early 2023. We are new breeders but have mentors both here in the US and in Italy who are helping us on this journey. Our Maremma’s have experience with our alpaca and ducks. They are also socialized with people including children. We continue to be impressed by this amazing breed of dog!
Williams, Colleen Stoneybrook Maremmas Pequot Lakes, Minnesota Phone: 218-839-8617 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: stoneybrookmaremmas.com At Stoneybrook, we are dedicated to preserving the health and integrity of the Maremma Sheepdog. Parents are OFA Certified for hips, shoulders and elbows. Pups are raised with sheep, goats, and poultry to ensure a healthy foundation for bonding, and successful career as a livestock guardian dog. Stoneybrook also provides a one-year health guarantee, ongoing support for the lifetime of the dog, as well as a spay/neuter incentive.
MSCA Treasurer, MSCA Committee Chair & Director, Code of Ethics Breeder, Bred with Heart Breeder, & Certified Puppy Evaluator
2J 2K Ranch raises quality dual-registered Maremma Sheepdogs on 20 rolling acres in the ruggedly beautiful Missouri Ozarks. You will find our Maremma contentedly guarding chickens, sheep, cattle, horses, and guinea fowl. We love the Maremma because they are loyal livestock guardian dogs who make their presence known to predators while possessing a friendly temperament with people, livestock, other dogs, and cats.
We raise our puppies to guard livestock and fit in well with families. We start ENS and ESI training on day three for early neurological development and early scent introduction. We use Puppy Culture, BAB, and Avidog for socialization and temperament testing. All the Maremma we've placed guard livestock and are friendly farm dogs.
Striving to preserve the breed, we take pedigree genetics and hip testing seriously by selecting for health, working ability, temperament, and conformation. The Maremma residing on our farm have excellent bloodlines, are DNA tested with Paw Print Genetics, and do not carry the gene for Degenerative Myelopathy. Their hips were X-rayed, evaluated, and scored with PennHIP and OFA. Beyond OFA CHIC certified with hips, elbows, patellas, eyes, and heart. 2J 2K Maremma puppies have a pedigree with a low inbreeding coefficient, a key aspect in preserving the Maremma Sheepdog's future vitality.
We will help arrange the delivery of your new Maremma puppy. My husband Jason is our flight nanny, or we will personally drive your puppy to you.
Westslope Ranch is a small but cozy operation where the sheep, goats and poultry are protected by the regal and fearless Willow and Wolfgang, our Maremma Sheepdogs. Our dogs are raised with livestock but also allowed to come in the house at times for family bonding. Both Willow and Wolfgang have sweet, loving, loyal personalities and when in the pastures, they are protective against predators, suspicious of strangers and constantly using their incredible senses to identify threats. At Westslope Ranch we believe there is a balance between duty and family and we raise our beautiful, weather hardy Maremmas to that same degree. Please inquire about any litters or planned litters.
We are an 80 acre farm that raises Scottish Blackface sheep. Our Maremma's are part of a our family of five, with three young children.
Simmons, Nancy Joyce Hope's Farm, LLC Hackettstown, New Jersey Phone: 732-962-2950 Email: email@example.com Facebook: Hope's Farm Hope's Farm is a large commercial wool sheep farm. I raise healthy Maremmas who guard and follow their sheep with minimal fencing and supervision on a rotational grazing practice. My dogs are bred and trained to stay with their flock and get along with the farm's herding dogs. I also raise hundreds of chickens. All pups are raised with the chickens and sheep and are ready to guard when they go to their new homes. Dogs from my breeding are working on large commercial pasture raised sheep, goat, hog and poultry operations and have proven to be reliable with all kinds of stock.
Sunny Shore Farms is a small farm located on Long Island, NY, where we raise pedigree Nigerian Dwarf Goats and Babydoll Sheep. Our Maremmas can be found guarding our various livestock, such as horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, rabbits, and even a barn cat or two!
Our puppies start in the goat barn as early as weather permits, where they can see, smell, and hear the goats, and of course, the curious barn cats as well! As they get older they're also introduced to various other livestock. Such as; chickens, ducks, geese, horses, donkeys, and rabbits. This enables them to have the proper socialization and foundation needed to protect their own herd in their new homes.
We adore our Maremmas for their friendly temperament and calm personalities. They're beautiful, confident, intelligent and graceful.
We are so thrilled to welcome our newest Maremma pair, a female and male imported from Italy. We brought them over in hopes of bringing fresh bloodlines to the US, and so far they haven't disappointed!
More information, including upcoming litters and pedigrees can be found on our website. Send us an email with any questions! We're always happy to help:)
Burns, George Jr. Heavenly View Farm Burnsville, North Carolina Phone: 828-713-9230 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.heavenlyviewfarm.wordpress.com Heavenly View Farm a small sheep farm located on the outskirts of the small tourist town of Burnsville, NC. We raise St. Croix Hair Sheep and Maremma Sheepdogs. We take pride in the Maremma Sheepdog breed and we are striving to become MSCA Code of Ethics Breeders. We enjoy learning from seasoned breeders as well as trying to teach new people what we know about this amazing breed. Our Maremma Sheepdogs are full time livestock guardians and any puppies born here acclimate to the same environment as their parents as they grow. We handle the puppies regularly and socialize them with our livestock until departure. We have a website with more information and you can feel free to text, email or send a message via social media but the quickest and most convenient way to reach us would be to call George. He is always good about returning missed calls and he will help you to learn more about us and our breeding program.
Blue Ridge Kikos is a 73 acre farm in the foothills of North Carolina where we raise Kiko goats and free range chickens. We absolutely fell in love with the Maremma Sheepdog. They protect our livestock by keeping our pastures secure, and they have been a wonderful addition to the farm.
Puppies are exposed to livestock at an early age to promote their guardian instincts. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions about our pups.
Compton, Tabitha Compton Family Farms Philomath, Oregon Phone: 541-760-6838 Email: email@example.com Website: www.comptonwines.com Katahdin sheep, Alpine Goats, and KuneKune pigs graze in the vineyard, while pasture raised chicken dig and scratch the soil. Two Maremma Livestock Guardian Dogs sit on the hill protecting their herd and the land. We respect our land, animals, and people. Our puppies are socialized with goats, chickens, sheep, pig’s children from birth, and they love their people. Puppies are weaned onto excellent puppy food and given fresh raw goats milk from out does and fresh meat. Puppies are registered, dewormed, vaccinated, and come microchipped with lifetime enrollment in the Petlink. Parents have been feed a healthy feeding regimen with all the best feed.
Richardson, Melisa Misty Morning Farms Deer Island, Oregon Phone: 503-397-7999 Facebook: Misty Morning Farms Misty Morning Farms is located in beautiful northern Oregon about an hour outside of Portland. We primarily raise heritage breeds on our farms, and our Maremmas are responsible for protecting our cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, pigs, and horses. We love our “gentle giants” and the peace of mind they give us knowing they are on the job.
Catherine and I came across Maremmas by the sheer luck of a Facebook post in 2021. Knowing very little about LGDs in general, except that we needed one, we started our search for a Great Pyrenees rescue LGD to protect our chickens and goats; we were losing 2-3 chickens per week to a myriad of predators. Along came a response to our post, someone was looking to rehome a Maremma, fully trained to protect goats and chickens, and that we may want to consider her dog. We weren’t familiar with the breed, so did some research, and ultimately decided to make the drive from South Carolina to West Virginia and see what this breed was all about.
We came home with Vita, our first Maremma (the trip home is a story that books are written about). Since placing Vita with our chickens and goats, we haven’t lost any stock. After a wonderful first year with Vita, we felt she needed a mate, so the search began to purchase a puppy for Vita to mentor, but instead we found Zek and Aspen from Heavenly View Farm in Burnsville, NC. We ended up rehoming Zek and Aspen, both adults and already guarding a flock of sheep. They have settled in nicely on our farm and have performed extremely well with our livestock. Zek and Aspen weren’t trained/raised with chickens, so we were anxious, but Vita put us at ease in short order. As Zek and Aspen attempted to chase the chickens, Vita cut them off and placed herself between them and our birds. The lesson had been taught and received; Zek and Aspen haven’t shown interest in chasing the birds since, which speaks to the immense intelligence of this breed.
We have always been “adopters” when it comes to our pets, and we feel the rehoming of our three Maremmas has accomplished a similar goal. However, when adopting adult working dogs, there is always a risk, and you can’t always be completely sure the dog will suit your needs. We were extremely fortunate, because all three of our dogs had been raised on farms, and had impeccable training to protect stock.
Now as we move forward and seek to meet the ethical breeder standards of the MSCA, we hope to introduce this breed to farms, both big and small, across the southeast and beyond. We have raised our house dogs, our now beloved Maremmas, and livestock with the utmost care and attention. The Maremma dogs impress us, and teach us about their innate instincts of devotion and duty on a daily basis. As we are relative newbies, we look forward to working with and learning from the MSCA and the amazing breeders and caretakers of this truly stellar breed.
Double JB is a 41-acre farm located in rural southern middle Tennessee. Our working farm raises purebred Nubian dairy goats, Mangalitsa pigs, and various poultry, cultivates specialty crops, and in late fall 2023, Maremma pups. The farm is co-owned by a disabled Navy veteran and his wife. Living in a rural part of Tennessee brings challenges to predation management. Since the farm introduction of the Maremma Sheepdog, there has been no loss of livestock to the predators. The predator load is high, with coyote packs, bobcats, foxes, copperheads, raccoons, loose feral dogs, skunks, and the occasional cougar passing through. Double JBs original foundation pack Juno and Apollo have stepped up to keep all the animals safe. They saved our goats more than once from coyotes. We have noted that if a Maremma is barking, there is a 100% reason for it. The Maremma is a gregarious breed that is an independent thinker and problem solver. As much activity was going on this property, we needed dogs that could adapt and still complete their duties as LGDs.
Davis, Tabatha and Colby Brown FurHaven Farm Lynchburg, Virginia Phone: 414-695-2658 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FaceBook: FurHaven Farm We are a small family-run farm in central Virginia. Our dogs are socialized with goats and alpacas along with typical rural sounds of gunfire, traffic, and small children squealing with glee. We plan to have the puppies also exposed to free range poultry and waterfowl. Having worked with several LGD breeds the Maremma is our absolute favorite. We strive to improve the breed and produce healthy, quality puppies who will grow into strong livestock guardians. Our animals are considered family and we do everything to make sure that they have happy and long lives.
We are a small family farm in Southeast Virginia. We raise Boer and Kiko mix goats, chickens and ducks. Our Sheepdogs are raised and socialized with goats. Our Maremmas have solved our past coyote predation problem. We lost several nannies and kids prior to getting them and none since getting our first Maremma. We have one breeding pair currently, our male is from the US and our female is imported from Italy. Our dogs are very good with our children who work around them daily. We are committed to maintaining the Maremma as a working farm breed and strive to produce healthy, quality puppies who will grow into strong, working livestock guardians.
Whitney, Leslie Kerales Farm Raphine, Virginia Phone: 540-799-2219 Email: email@example.com Kerales Farm is a sheep farm, grazing 58 acres with the help of our registered Maremmas.We have significant predator pressure from coyotes and large predators, and credit zero losses to our dogs. We run public events on the farm, so our dogs must have proper temperaments.
Brockhaven Farm is a beautiful farm nestled at the very base of the Willapa Hills in SW Washington. Our Maremma sheepdogs valiantly guard our top quality registered Icelandic sheep amid a high predator area and they keep them safe. I have premium dogs. They are very healthy, and even my aging dogs show no concerning health issues. I breed for overall excellence, both with my sheep and with my Maremma sheepdogs. With my Maremma's I breed for a great temperament, wonderful working ability and beauty, in that order of priority. Currently, I do have 8 bouncing boys available to loving, working, forever homes. Like their dam and sire, they all have amazing temperaments and are gorgeous and show every sign of becoming great working dogs. I take great pride in my care of every puppy I raise. They are given high quality food, including goat's milk, quality vet care, they are socialized with our family and our livestock and are given rudimentary training. I put a great deal of effort into my puppies because I want them to reach their potential and this is the most important foundational time to set this in place. My puppies are always treated with love and care and I look for homes that will give them the quality care that they deserve, and in return, they will get the dog of a lifetime. I occasionally have a litter, so please contact me by phone if you would like to be put on a list. I am always happy to answer questions and when you get a puppy from me, you will always have me available for guidance and direction.
We currently have two female juveniles (10 months old) available with good pedigree. Their sire, Romeo, is a 150-lb male with mild temperament and excellent PennHIP score of 0.21 (top 5%). Their dam is a 100-lb sweet and loving female with average PennHIP score of 0.41. Exposed to livestock, including goats, geese, and chickens since birth, they are ready to work on your farm immediately. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We're also looking to provide stud service with Romeo in exchange for a high-quality female.
Disclaimers: The Maremma Sheepdog Club of America (MSCA) does not guarantee the services or dogs obtained from any breeder, nor does the MSCA assume any responsibility or liability regarding any agreements you may enter into with any breeder. The MSCA does not recommend, guarantee, rate or endorse any breeder or their stock. Buyers should check all matters relating to registration, health and quality before purchasing any dog. The MSCA does not guarantee or accept any responsibility or liability of any kind for the quality, health or temperament of any dog purchased from breeders on this list; nor for the warranty, guarantee, integrity, honesty, reliability, expressed or implied, by any MSCA member included on this list.
The MSCA is not liable for individual breeders' adherence to the MSCA Code of Ethics. Any potential buyers must ask pertinent questions of the breeder to discern their responsibility as breeders, especially as it relates to OFA and/or PennHIP certifications and ratings.