We had decided to spay Sheba and place her in a pet home, but a very good friend of mine, who has listened many times to me talking about the Maremma breed, brought it up that it would be shame to remove a structurally sound, great temperament and health tested dog from the breeding gene pool, especially since so few Maremma breeders health tested or worried about proper structure or good temperaments! I decided to talk it over with Colleen and it just so happened that her son's pet dog had recently passed away and they would love to have Sheba come live with them as his new pet!
Perfect! Knowing that Sheba was going to live with her breeder lifted a huge weight from my mind. I didn't have to worry about her. She was going home. AND we got Alexa in return!
Alexa is out of Sheba's younger full sister Alishe, so she is Ava's cousin. Already we have noticed a difference in temperaments between Ava and Alexa and I think they are going to make a great team here at the Ranch!