Guardian dogs

We could not run our business without our beautiful team of Maremmas – Firenze, Lady, Leonardo, Calabria and Edessa. 

The Maremma is an Italian breed, descended from dogs used for centuries to protect stock from predators. They bond with any animals that they live with at a young age and spend their lives with them in the paddock, seeing off foxes, feral dogs and cats, goannas, snakes and unknown humans. We have even seen the old dog, Lady, herd the chickens under their house when a hawk flew overhead.

They are very nocturnal dogs and spend much of the night barking as a territorial warning to all in earshot.  After an early morning boundary patrol, they will spend the day dozing under the trees or the hen houses listening for any panicked squawks or picking up any unusual scents.

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