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Next litter from Mountain Mist Benson Ranch Arwyn and Cabrito Hills Vito is expected Summer/Fall 2024. Unfortunately our planned March 2024 litter did not happen.  
Our puppies are from 5th generation working purebred maremma parents. They are raised inside the barn with age appropriate access to the goat and/or sheep pens, gradually transitioning to being with the animals "full time".  In 2020 we added a small flock of chickens for early exposure to birds starting at 5 weeks. All our puppies are handled daily, started on leash and verbal commands, and will begin learning their name. Pups come with vet checks, first vaccinations, and microchips. 
Cost of a Limited Registration (no breeding rights) maremma pup at 10-12 weeks old is $1250.00 CDN. 

Cost of a Full Registration (includes breeding rights) pup at 3 months old is $2500.00 CDN. 
Please be honest with us if there is a possibility of breeding your pup in future. We do deliberately choose the pups we feel have the best personalities and physical characteristics for these homes. 

A $250.00 CDN deposit is necessary to Hold a maremma pup. Full payment - includes deposit - is due at time of pick-up or before transport. First come first served, i.e., the first deposit will have first choice of pups (male/female), then second and so on. Your deposit reserves a puppy, however we will wait until personalities begin to appear before deciding which puppy is right for you. As we cannot predict the number of puppies in each litter, we may not be able to fill all requests. If so, your deposit will be refunded or put towards the next litter, your choice. All our litters are registered with the Maremma Sheepdog Club of America - you will be provided with their individual registration number and appropriate paperwork to order a certificate and/or join the Club if you so choose, at your own cost. Included in the total fee per pup is deworming, first vet check and shots, and microchip. 

We believe in having our dogs OFA Hip/Elbow certified. We were the first breeder to receive certification with the Maremma Sheepdog Club of America as ethical breeders in Canada. We believe that all breeders - regardless of breed - should have their breeding pairs tested. This does not guarantee that a pup will not develop problems but it certainly improves their odds. All breeders owe it to their clients to promote the best their breed has to offer. As ethical breeders we also offer ongoing training and troubleshooting advice to all our customers. 
Results from our current and upcoming breeding stock (PennHip does not have an online database. Scores available on request):
Cabrita Hills Vito:
Cabirta Hills Chiara (retired):
Sky Island Niko (retired): PennHip tested.
Mountain Mist Benson Ranch Arwyn: PennHip tested.

Upcoming (awaiting testing): Mountain Mist Sky and Switchback Ranch Sumo

The buyer is responsible for the cost of a kennel and airfare if the pups are flown. Due to the distance from the nearest airport, we charge an airport delivery fee of $200.00. We will work with you to ensure the best airline for transport. Keep in mind some airlines have a lower transport fee when the owner or a transporter is on the same flight. Flights or long distance transport costs may include vet certificates of health, kennel fees, wellness checks, etc. as determined by airline policies, time of year, or third-party porters. Be aware that airline restrictions have drastically reduced the number of spots available for air transport of dogs as well as increased the safety requirements. 

Typically our pups go to their new homes between 10-12 weeks. Occasionally we are asked to hold a pup for transport or training purposes. Pups travelling to the USA must wait until 4 weeks after Rabies vaccination, typically 4-5 months old. In these instances we do charge $100.00 CDN/month for board as well as any additional vet fees as appropriate for age. Depending on time of year we have a limited space for holding older pups. Please keep in mind that guardian breeds typically transition better and faster when they go to their new homes as soon as possible. 

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