Luigi, like Athena, is our other large guardian dog and one of most sweet loving and neurotic animals on the carefarm. He’s a Maremma, an Italian sheepdog, and very territorial. In addition to that, he was actually born in a kennel and spent the first years of life locked up. Because of that, when he was rescued, he didn’t understand how to interact with anyone. Socializing with humans was especially hard for him. So, he’s our resident “barker” and gets an A+ in barking projection here on the carefarm, though he’s getting so much better at learning to be silent. He doesn’t tolerate initial eye contact well or touch until he trusts you. But once he trusts you, this big polar-bear-of-a-dog is a loyal and steadfast protector. And he loves his sheep!