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Maremmas on Middle Island (guarding penguins)

These adorable dogs protect endangered penguins, make your heart grow three sizes

The Australian Canine Heroes Protecting a Colony of the World’s Smallest Penguins

Middle Island is home to a colony of the world's smallest penguins and protected by a pair of Maremma dogs, which keep foxes as bay.

Italian Maremma Sheepdog

Sabine the Sheepdog Sabine, an Italian Maremma sheepdog, protects the flock from predators that include coyotes and the occasional black bear.

According to USDA figures, 39 percent of all sheep and lambs and 32.5 percent of goats and kids that died in 2009 were killed by predators. Farmers and ranchers lose almost one hundred million dollars annually due to livestock kills.  Protect your investment with a livestock guardian dog

Her sweet, orphan bottle lamb was attacked by her neighbor’s dogs and killed. That’s a shepherd’s worst nightmare. And dogs can kill other livestock, too.

Maremma Sheepdog and pups

I got some pictures yesterday of the Maremma Sheepdog puppies.

Say cheese! A professional style picture is really worth a thousand words for shelter pets. SMP's photographs allow the endearing personalities of the dogs to shine through and result in many successful adoptions. Photo via Shelter Me Photography's Facebook page.

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Josey and Ghita! (Maremma Sheepdogs)

Josey and Ghita!

Maremma Puppy at Play

Maremma puppy at play! Jared & I loved these dogs when we were in Italy & will have one someday!