Maremma Dogs For Sale

February 5, 2002

A Maremma Livestock Guardian Dog is a great help with sheep.  They stand duty 24/7, staying with their flock and watching over them.  They will also guard goats or other animals.  They bond closest to whatever animals they were kept with as pups, but that doesn’t mean they won’t look after other animals as well.

They are not as common as Great Pyrenees dogs, so are a little hard to find.  You may have to travel to obtain one.

Finding Maremma Dogs For Sale

However, if you’re looking for Maremma dogs for sale, there are a few places online you can try and look for them.

One is at PUPCITY.  They usually have several listings of puppies available in different parts of the country.

One of the Best Places to Find Maremma Sheepdogs

Even better, the Maremma Sheepdog Club of America has a list of breeders right on their website….

Most of these people are reputable breeders or they wouldn’t belong to the club, but as the saying goes, there are a few bad apples in every barrel.  There is a caution on the club website as follows:

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 making any decision to purchase 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.

I’ve had good luck with every breeder I’ve dealt with, but it’s always wise to be cautious anyway!

Maremma Sheepdogs are WORKING Dogs!

Just bear in mind the Maremma isn’t meant to be a companion dog.  It’s meant to be out with the livestock doing guard duty.  From the rescue section of the Maremma Sheepdog Club:

It has been our experience that 90% of rescue dogs are dogs that have been sold into pet situations. The bright-eyed little bundles of white fur soon turn into very large dogs, and generally are not suitable for city or suburban living. 

They are meant to be a working dog, guarding against predators.  So do yourself and the dogs both a favor, and please don’t get one because you think it’s a neat looking dog, or unusual, unless you have the right kind of home for it.  Let the dog do what it was meant to do, and look after livestock.  It will be a lot happier and serve the purpose it was breed for if it is looking after animals and keeping them safe.

In the right situation it’s a fabulous dog. I wouldn’t want to be without one here on our farm!

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