Katie and Corey brought their Maremmas home with them to West Sumner, Maine after spending nearly two years studying Italian Agricultural Methods in Italy on the Maremma Plateau. The dogs, Alba and Umbra, come from great lines of strong and beautiful working families. Now they guard a flock of sheep and poultry in Maine. Katie and Corey were educated in training Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGDs) and worked with them daily in a pack of 6 dogs. Because Alba and Umbra were raised with their working dog pack, they have retained the cultural “pack” knowledge necessary to bring to their offspring. The Maremma Sheepdogs of West Sumner have been trained from birth to guard sheep, goats, chickens, geese, duck, turkey, and guinea fowl, and have a strong sense of teamwork and integrity.