The film is based on the true story of a trial that was initiated to place guardian maremma sheepdogs on Middle Island to protect the little penguins--better known in Australia as fairy penguins --from fox predation.
The relationships between the penguins, the maremma sheepdogs and the foxes can be explored as a useful way of learning about the links between various animals and the roles they can play.
Club of America, George McClellan (Sec.
For more information, contact the Livestock Guard Dog Association, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002; the Maremma Sheepdog
Club of America, 1818 W.
We know of goat owners who have donkeys, Great Pyrenees or Maremma Sheepdogs
, all of which can make excellent guards and defenders.