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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:47 pm 
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Hi.

Wondering if anyone has a mature maremma dog they are looking to rehome?

Needs to show competency with poultry.

I'm willing to travel to pick them up. Can take up to 2 at a time (not desexed).

I will be using the dogs with our other maremma female to look after our free range poultry so the dog(s) need to get along with other dogs.

Please PM me, text 0414 865 227 or email sales@armstrongorganics.com

Thankyou for looking.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:38 pm 
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Such clever dogs. I can't help you, I'm sorry. I just admire the breed.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:21 pm 
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They are brilliant dogs. We have one with our poultry and one with our boer goats.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:47 pm 
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I am no expert on this breed, but I was under the impression that to have a dog guard a flock they needed to be introduced to the flock/herd from a young age that being a pup?


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3Bstuds, that is true maybe for inexperienced handlers, it is a difficult process if you have little experience with the breed or ado not have a sound understanding of the breeds traits and personality.
In the hands of a patient experienced handler it can be done successfully.
I've had the breed for over 20 yrs and have on more than one occasion rehomed an adult Maremma with great success, in fact there are two here now, one was a deceased estate and the other an owner moved from acreage into a flat so both dogs had to find new accommodations.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:35 pm 
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We have one that was purchased at 8 weeks of age and is now 2 years old. And our other Maremma is a rehomed rescue Maremma of 8 years old. Now 9 years old. She took a few months to recover from her abusive prior owner, but she is coming around and is perfect with poultry.

Still searching for additional Maremmas. Haven't had any luck at present. Also need to find a breeding male maremma to service my 2 year old female. If anyone is interested please contact me. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:10 am 
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Thank you both Oaklands and armstrongorganics for the info.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:37 pm 
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Have you tied the Mareema rescue groups?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:44 pm 
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Our goal is to produce Maremma offspring to train and utilise on our farm to cope with the large breeding of Australorps planned, and the 300 odd head of goats we will have in the near future. Although I love to rescue dogs and provide them with a home, they are desexed and you don't get an option to not have it done.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:15 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:50 am 
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Have you tried Gumtree? It's full of people trying to rehome their dogs, and I've definitely seen some maremmas on there.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:46 am 
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Hi. I've been trying gumtree but it's mainly all pups, or maremmas used as pets.


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