At ArikirA, we breed top quality purebred maremma sheepdogs for use as livestock guardians on our farm and via a waiting list for others on large property. We are a registered breeder with Dogs QLD and the Australian National Kennel Council.
Whilst we breed for purpose, we also breed to type using the best Australian and Italian champion lines to improve genetic diversity, conformation and size of our dogs. This means our dogs have the potential to succeed both on the farm and in the show ring.
We only breed when we need new dogs for ourselves and sell any additional puppies at that time. When we have registered purebred puppies for sale they start from $1500 - ranging from desexed male LGD pups up to registered pedigree bitches for breeding, livestock guarding and showing. Our pups are sold exposed to (and having lived with) our miniature goats for several weeks, and pups are usually not available until they are at least 9-10 weeks old.
We also take in, retrain and help rehome Maremmas surrendered from farms whenever we can: Maremma Rescue QLD
It can take two years to fully train a maremma to do the job they were bred to do. Purchasing a puppy should only be undertaken after fully investigating Maremmas and understanding the challenges you can face with this delightful breed.
Please take your time to review the resources below - we have found them useful in our own journey and hope you will too...
Livestock Protection Dogs Selection, Care and Training By O. Dawydiak, D.E. Sims
Livestock Guardians : Using Dogs, Donkeys and Llamas to Protect Your Herd By (author) Janet Vorwald Dohner
Scintilli Pearla- This little darling on the right joined ArikirA in February 2016 from Scintilli Stud in NSW - isnt she beautiful!