Our Maremma Livestock Guardian dogs play a very important role on our ranch.
As you can probably imagine, fainting goats and poultry are extremely susceptable to predation. Coyotes, stray dogs, owls and hawks were starting to become a problem here at our little ranch, so I did some research on humane ways to deal with predation. I found Maremmas and fell in love with the breed. If you are interested in researching Livestock guardian dogs I recommend www.lgd.org it is a great site with a lot of information on training and has advice on how to pick the right livestock guardian dog for your farm or ranch. If you are interested in Maremmas here is one of my favorite sites: Maremma
I would like to introduce you to our 2 Maremma puppies!
Time for a cuddle? (Lucius and Athena at 4 1/2 months old)
Lucius at 5 months old Athena at 5 months old
Lucius guarding his bucks