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My wife Kathy, 4 children and I live in a small village called Seal near Sevenoaks in Kent, England.
Tia was bred by Janet Finlay, and Sophie was a rescue maremma. She suffered an injury to her tongue as a puppy and no-one else seemed prepared to offer her a home. She had also been very badly looked after and was covered in urine when we first got her home - very unusual for a Maremma!
The pictures were taken in our garden early 1999.
We live on 4 acres although we don't do much with it, just a few vegetables, and the dogs get the run of the place.

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maremma sheepdog

maremma sheepdog

  Sophie 'on the mend' with a fractured femur, Jan 2000.

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male maremma playing with his pups displaying the loving nature of these livestock guardian dogs

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