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January 30, 2013

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That last picture is the money shot! Awesome dogs, thanks for sharing (and educating!).

Wow... Beautiful dogs. Very similar to the Great Prynees I used to have. They were also great LGD's. Never lost a lamb to a predator when we had them.

What gorgeous dogs! That's one breed I am not familiar with, but they sound fabulous. They do the work and have such good natures. I'm glad you have them. My dog would certainly agree with their love of cold weather. The colder it is the better she likes it. Thank you so much for sharing this and the pictures!

I've never seen this breed before. Beautiful dogs --incredible humans for the care you give to all the animals at the farm.

Looks like your goats are VERY well taken care of, not just by you and Alayne, but by your gorgeous co workers. You have given 2 working dogs their dream job. Dogs like them are happiest when they can do the job they are bred for. Enjoy your "little" puppy now, while he is small ;) they tend to keep growing for a while.

I have never heard of this breed but boy are they beautiful. They are so large and yet seem so gentle. I love their sweet faces when they look at the camera.

Gorgeous dogs and photos! I'd love to know how tall Aaron is when he stands on his hind legs.

BEAUTIFUL DOGS & DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THE BREEDS THAT DON'T MIND COLD WEATHER. MY ALASKAN MALAMUTE IS THAT WAY - CAN'T BE COLD ENOUGH FOR HIM. AND I HAVE LEARNED TO APPRECIATE THE WINTER'S HERE IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS SINCE HAVING MALAMUTE'S IN MY LIFE. I ALSO THINK THE LARGER BREEDS DON'T STOP GROWING UNTIL MAYBE 3 YRS OLD SO BRACE YOURSELVES FOR A BIGGER BOY.

Aaron and Gina are beautiful! They look so happy, what a nice way to start the day to see this! Thanks!

I LOVE this blog and I love Aaron and Gina!! I wanted to jump in the picture and hug them--I adore BIG dogs!!!!! GREAT,GREAT pictures and blow!!!!

Awesome! Most people around here use Pyranese. I'm certain I misspelled that! They have about the same temperment though. Working dogs have such drive to do their job!

Mamma Heartbeat

Thanks for sharing this wonderful story of your guard dogs and their work. It was very interesting and they are quite beautiful dogs.

Gina is the correct Italian spelling (as in Gina Lollobrigida;-)). So, well done, Steve!:-)

Gina & Aaron are just gorgeous (and very sweet, too)!

I bet Alayne must be careful not to be knocked over by such a big guy!:-)

Gina and Aaron are simply gorgeous! Thank you for updating us on them. It is so interesting to find out what they do and how they do it. I learn something new every time I read your blog.

I don't know who is enjoying playtime (and kiss time) more...you or Aaron!

They are gorgeous! I want one!!! Or two! Thanks for the story on them - very fascinating.

I had the pleasure of meeting a Maremma guardian dog when I stayed at a working farm in the Tuscan countryside. What a superb breed! Sweet, calm, aloof to strangers, ever-watchful. So glad RDF has it's own pair now to help out.

Gina and Aaron are beautiful! I used to have English Mastiffs. Aslan, my male rescue, topped the scale at 225 lbs. I have never lived with such a gentle giant. Ditto for our Pyrenees rescue, Teddy. Thank you for sharing info and pictures of your gentle giants, Gina and Aaron, with us.

Oh my goodness, Aaron might be the biggest dog I've ever seen. By the time he's done growing, I'm sure he will be. They are both so beautiful. Great photos of you two playing, and I love their hay bale/quonset house!

Wow, what beautiful dogs! That really brings me back to being a kid when we had both a Newfoundland and a Great Pyranees named Beau - who looked just like Aaron! I remember we had to remove the coffee table from the living room because their tails just swept everything off when they wagged them, not to mention when they were both laying down there wasn't much room left. We used to camp in the Adirondacks all the time and you had to get there by a 17 mile boat trip - so my family and the tent and supplies would go first, then my Dad would come back for me and the dogs waiting at the dock because we couldn't all fit in the boat! I sure had a ball with those guys! Thanks for the memories and have fun!!!

Those two are truly beautiful dogs. And they have sweet and gentle faces. I guess with those coats to keep them warm they don't mind the cold. Although maybe at some point in the future when Gina is an older lady she may want to be in the house and retire, although I realize it's not her natural instinct to do that. But they certainly seem happy. Have they ever meet some of the other dogs?

I'm curious if you adopted or bought your maremmas. I found several on Petfinder which surprised me.
Love their nest. Another clever use of resources to meet a need. You always amaze me Steve and Alayne!!
Great post. Thank you for taking the time to share with us.

Good Morning from British Columbia! Oh my goodness...what absolutely *fabulous* dogs Gina and Aaron are!! The details on these beauties were fascinating...I had never heard of this breed before! Thank you...as always, for continuing to show us more of your special farm....always delightful and interesting!

Amazing dogs! They are beautiful! When you get a 'bear' hug, you really do get a 'bear' hug!!

Thank you Steve for sharing About Gina & Aaron Big Dog, Big heart, Big Love

Gosh! I wish I lived nearer to you. I love goats and Gina and Aaron are just the "vanilla" frosting on that cake. I'd be happy to be put to work. Gina looks like such a lady and Aaron is a youth all full of himself. I know you two work very hard but what a wonderful life you have carved out for yourselves. I hope there is happiness in your hard and varied work. It just sounds fascinating. Do you have any pictures of Aaron when you first got him? You go guys! :) :)

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