Jade and Jenna are purebred Maremmas. They are small for their breed, Maremma, which is a livestock guardian dog from the Tuscany area originally. The breed is an alert one, the dogs being highly intelligent, independent thinkers. They are stubborn and do not like confinement or to be tied. They make fine companion dogs if they have plenty of space to roam. Harley is also a Maremma and he is quite happy to curl up on Robbie's bed in the winter and relax. Jade and Jenna work the entire farm as the sentinels and watch dogs. They seldom fight, but Jenna will go out with the boys to lend barking back up. Jade always stays in the yard unless we go out for a pack walk. She will come part of the way with us then, but return to her charges in the yard before the rest do.
Jenna is a happy girl. Today she was very pleased to see me after work and wagged her tail so hard her little body did its curled in half from side to side thing, and, she smiled! Big Jenna smiles. !