Benson Ranch Giovane and Eureka Sammie June were mated mid-November 2021. The ultrasound to confirm pregnancy was completed on December 16, 2021 and showed 8 puppies! If all goes as planned, Maremma puppies will be on the ground on January 18, 2022! The pedigree for the future litter is shown below. Puppies will not be sent to homes until after PennHIP testing- tenatively scheduled for the week of May 9th, 2022- is completed at 16 weeks old.
PennHIP is completed on all our puppies to be able assure they go home without any genetic hip defects. This is very important to us after we unknowingly purchased a Maremma puppy born with already advanced hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis. We do not want any families to go through this heart break of seeing a puppy in pain. However, this does not mean your puppy will not develop hip or elbow dysplasia as a result of environmental circumstances after he/she leaves our farm. Some situations that can contribute to dysplasia and osteoarthritis down the road are feeding improper food for large breed puppies (i.e., too much or too little calcium and phosphorous), overfeeding, running on hard ground (e.g., concrete), and injuries.
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