Sara x Bonavento 2019 Litter
MeadowCroft Serendipity x Benson Ranch Bonavento
Two male/female pairs available
Single male; he could go to a home with an existing appropriate LGD
or stay here to partner with a future pup.
This litter will be ready to go to their new homes by Nov 22, complete with PennHIP scores.
Boni and Sara
Benson Maremmas is pleased to announce the purchase of five Maremma pups born 7/7/19. Their sire is our Bonavento; the dam is Blush’s sibling MeadowCroft Serendipity. The breeder of these pups is Laura Bailey. The pups will be old enough to be placed into their new homes after mid-November.
I place my pups as started adolescent dogs only. They will be at least four months old and have had PennHIP testing completed. Giving my puppies significant training prior to them leaving me increases their likelihood of success and the satisfaction of their new owners. This helps to keep my puppies safe in their new lives.
The sire of the pups is our outstanding male Benson Ranch Bonavento. Boni’s hip scores are .18 & .16; those are the best hip scores for a male Maremma that I have ever heard of. He is a gorgeous dog with a kind and tractable temperament. Boni was a solid trustworthy guardian right from the start and has worked with a variety of livestock including lambs, sheep, mini cows and Miniature Donkeys.
The dam of the pups is MeadowCroft Serendipity; her hip scores are .32 & .28. Serendipity’s sire was bred by Peavine Hollow and her dam was bred by Stoneybook Maremmas. I admire the wisdom and talent of these two breeders immensely. Serendipity’s dam, Stoneybrook’s Tillie has hip scores of .25 & .23, also out of hip tested parents.
Serendipity is a lovely dog. She is just over 100 lbs. Her conformation is wonderful; her temperament is calm, steady, and nurturing.
** view hip scores at bottom of the page in photogallery
Our training program here at the ranch is impressive and comprehensive. Training begins when the pups are two weeks old using the Puppy Culture protocol. When they are four weeks old I begin to add in all that I have learned over the years about training LGDs. I have owned or done training with over 120 Maremmas. For details about our training program please see the Husbandry and Training pages on my web site.
I want my puppy owners to be well prepared to take on my pups and work hard to support them through the training book I am writing, the content of my web site and increasing number of blogs there, as well as through training videos of this litter and previous litters.
I have created a blog series for my web site called “Follow Blush’s Pups.” The training of Sara’s five pups will follow that protocol so if you view the blog series you will learn much about how these five pups are being trained. I will also create blogs and videos of Sara’s pups as we go along.
Price: $2000, sold on a spay/neuter contract only, placed in pairs only unless the buyer already has a suitable LGD partner
This price is for a pup four to five months of age, with PennHIP testing included. Additional training for pups raised here is $200 per month.
Benson Ranch Now Offers Maremma Puppy Training
As well as raising livestock and producing outstanding Maremma puppies we offer training on a per month basis. Buyers of my pups have the option of leaving them here with me in training beyond the minimum age at which they can leave. I think placing started pups at five to eight months of age is ideal.
Benson Maremmas now offer training to pups not born here as well. That rate is $250 per month. For more details please see the Services page on my web site.