Arawn Maremma Sheepdog Puppies

DOGS NSW # 2100 053 872

DOGS VIC # 3100 065 875 

Master Dog Breeders and Associates (MDBA) # 26 581

Our next litter is expected at the end of 2023.

All our dogs have extensive pedigrees with awesome temperaments. 

If you have decided on a Maremma Sheepdog, and would like to be considered for one of our puppies, please make an early request.

   There are always more good homes for our puppies to go to than the number of puppies available. Our puppies are placed very carefully to ensure they will receive all the care and understanding they need. Your early request will help us place our puppies responsibly, and avoid disappointing potential puppy owners. 

Please note: Part XIII - Code of Ethics. (17). "A member shall ensure that all persons acquiring dogs from that member clearly understands their responsibility for the care and welfare of the animal and that they have the time and facilities (ie adequate fences, sufficient room and proper shelter etc) to perform their obligations."  

   Arawn Maremma Sheepdog puppies are requested and claimed locally, nationally and internationally. We are more than happy to assist you with the collection of your new puppy, the transport for your new puppy, or the customs and veterinary requirements required for importing a puppy into your country. We have experience in homing puppies locally, interstate, and overseas. 

Puppy love: Can you afford a dog?

We think it’s a good idea to paws and think about the responsibilities and cost of owning a dog before you commit to bringing home your new fur baby.

Around the world, pet shelters and adoption centres are looking a little empty – this time, for good reason. Pets are the perfect companion in any situation, so it’s no surprise that animal adoption is higher than ever.

Already, according to a survey by Animal Medicines Australia, more than 60% of  Australian households own a pet - one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. That number is now skyrocketing.

But while all that companionship and love might keep us sane, we think it’s a good idea to paws and think about the responsibilities that come with a new fur baby. And cost can be a big one.

How much can a dog cost?

It’s impossible to provide an exact figure, because every dog has different  needs throughout their life. From puppy school and desexing costs, to council registration fees, the initial costs don’t end at adoption.

Research your local area for more information from councils, vets and other pet services you’ll need. But those are just the beginning.

Routine grooming requirements and costly trips to the vet when they get into 

your chocolate stash can really start to add up.

Here’s a rough guide so you can start planning for your pet in the long term.



There are 29 million pets in Australia 

3/5 australian households own a pet and 60% of dogs owners consider their pet as a member of the family 

How much do dogs cost? Dog owners spend an average of $1475 on their pet per year 

 Food $622. Vet care $397. Health products $248. Grooming $129. Boarding $86. 


what are the benefits of having a dog?
LoveHappinessImproved mental healthBetter lifestyle and fitness
What to think about when deciding on a breed 
A breed with long hair will cost you more in grooming.    A larger dog will eat more and cost you more in dog food.    Some breeds are more prone to health issues costing more money at the vet. 
Average lifespan of dogs

Purebred dog average lifespan is 11.9 years

Remember a dog is not a short-term commitment. 

Even when your financial situations change,

your furry friend will still need your love and support.

So, consider how you can prepare for the unexpected.

Adopting a rescue pet can help keep your initial costs down

and do a good deed for an animal that needs some love.

But consider setting up an emergency savings fund

to cover any unexpected vet bills down the track.

Adapted from:

Accessed September 6, 2020.   


Contact Details

Paul E Withers BSc, DipEd, MA.
Ganmain, NSW, Australia
Phone : 0413 245 125
Email : [email protected]