Our Maremma puppies will be placed in working homes only. There must be some demonstrated need for a livestock guardian dog (LGD).
Naranjo Hills Farm does not discriminate against smaller hobby farms and homesteads as long as the Maremma will not be a full-time house dog. There must be a job for these dogs to do to stay happy and not wander or become destructive. There must also be enough room to run and play without bumping into livestock, as well as room for a fenced off area/kennel when you are not there to supervise your puppy. Please consider your neighbors if you have a smaller property. Rural residential tracts mean neighbors within ear shot who might complain when your Maremma barks at odd hours. Predators do not work around your neighbors' sleep schedules unfortunately.
$2,500 for puppies under 5 months old*
$3,000 for puppies 5 months old
$3,500 for dogs 6 months old
*If PennHIP results are not available until after 5 months of age, the customer will not be charged any fees above $2,500 (not including any transportation costs).
Customers are required to pay a $250 non-refundable reservation fee when Dam's pregnancy is confirmed at 30 days post mating. The remainder of the purchase price must be paid in full via personal check, Zelle, Good Dog, or Barkd prior to the scheduled date of pick-up/delivery/transportation. The full purchase price must clear into our bank account before we will release the puppy into your possession.
PennHIP costs are already included in the sales price and will not be a separate fee.
We believe the best age to send our puppies off to their new homes is between 4-6 months old for two reasons: in order for the puppy to learn solid livestock guardian skills and behavior from our dam/sire; and to have PennHIP testing completed. The exact age of pick-up depends on how quick the PennHIP results are returned.
Some customers on our waitlist have requested to bring their puppies home at 2 months old. After much consideration, we have decided to honor these requests if, and only if, one of the following conditions is met: the customer has another working LGD on the property that is at least 2 years old; or the customer has owned 1 or more LGDs in the past and can verbalize a well thought out training plan for the puppy. Since PennHIP cannot be completed prior to 16 weeks old, the customer will have to sign a contract addendum stating they are waiving hip testing and will be responsible for any hip defects and resulting vet bills.
Naranjo Hills Farm may be able to personally deliver puppies to some locations for an extra fee. The fee depends on the cost of gas and standard mileage rates, time to travel to your property, the number of nights we will need to book a dog friendly hotel, and the total number of meals we will need to eat on the road. If we agree to deliver your puppy to you, an invoice will be sent via email and must be paid in full via personal check/Zelle/Good Dog/Barkd, and have cleared through our bank, prior to the scheduled date of our departure.
If we can not deliver your puppy to you due to time or distance constraints, the buyer is responsible for finding and paying a transporter. The buyer is also responsible for notifying Naranjo Hills Farm of the transporter's name, contact information, and pick-up date/time. Transportation recommendations are available upon request. Please note, we will not release your puppy to the transporter until the purchase price is paid in full, and the money has cleared through our bank.
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