The Guardians of Benson Ranch

Updated: Nov 14, 2021


A day in the life...


I'd like to introduce you to a few of the incredible adult Maremmas who manage my ranch every day. Above is the lovely Tessa. She mentored at least sixty pups for me in her time here, many of whom still live here. We lost Tessa to an untimely death due to an auto-immune issue. I miss her every day.



This is Hannah, standing guard over this brand new calf. Her partner Zander looks on. When I brought the mom and calf up to the main barn for a few days I thought Hannah was going to scale the fence and come with me. She took my theft of this calf personally! Hannah adores cows and has been seen on her back under this favorite momma cow kissing her underside. I really wish she wouldn't do that but I think Annabell is careful with her as their affection is mutual.