6 Weeks Old!!!!

Time is flying by! Puppies are 6 Weeks old Already

We love to play outside, try new foods and keep our g’ma super busy! We have had adult and kid visitors which is very fun too. G’ma says we are getting close to going to our new families. We are excited about meeting them. Next weekend is going to be busy; g’ma says someone is going to come over to do ‘puppy aptitude tests’ on us. Then we get to go see the veterinarian for our check ups. AFTER that, we get matched with our new families.

PUPPIES!

THESE TWO INCREDIBLE LITTERS ARE NOW 5 WEEKS OLD!

Fuller Chioma Dayo “Ki” / Fuller Bamm Bamm’s Got Edge “Bamm”

& Fuller Ntombimuzikayise Sifiso “Tomi” / Legend Boss “Boss”

We are so excited about both of these litters.

Ki has consistently produced beautiful pups with great temperaments. No matter who we pair her with, she does not disappoint. This breeding with Bamm doubles back on our foundation dogs Nzuri & Johari. I have been waiting awhile to bring back some of Johari into our breeding program. I am excited to say that I see a lot of her in this litter.

This is Tomi’s first litter and she is proving to be an excellent mom. We paired her with Boss as we felt that his excellent conformation would enhance Tomi’s. We also felt that his strong, confident demeanor would go along well with Tomi’s easy going temperament. The puppies are gorgeous and we are excited about seeing them grow.

Please enjoy the pictures bellows. Pictures will be added to this post throughout the week, including individual profile pics. Under the photos you will find an update on what the pups have been up to.

At 5 Weeks old the puppies are enjoying playing outside, eating a solid RAW diet, exploring new toys and adventures daily. Over the next few weeks they will be exposed to new sounds, textures, people, food, etc.

Ki Nzuri Puppies! DOB 01-14-2019

We are so excited about this litter and cannot wait to see how they develop! They are now 1.5 weeks old and are going through ENS (early neurological stimulation), scooting around, and have their eyes open! We’ve dubbed this litter the ‘007 James Bond’ litter as we expect some very strong BB’s to come from this amazing combination. Join us on FB and watch them grow and develop! TAP ON THE PIC TO GO THROUGH THE SLIDESHOW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

On December 21st our amazing boy “Nzuri” - Sillivan Rafiki Zuri turned 9 years old! Our first male Boerboel arrived to us at the age of 8 weeks old. He was such a sweet puppy and learned so quickly! He challenged us through his maturing years and taught us the true importance of ‘Boundaries for Life’ with this breed. Nzuri is very attached to his humans and although he does enjoy meeting new people, it must be on his terms. He has no health issues outside of his thyroid being affected at the age of 4 by over immunizing. Nzuri LOVES to talk and makes lots of conversation regarding when he is hungry, enjoying a good ear rub, or just about anything else. We are enjoying his senior years and hope to have a few more to come!

Picture taken 6 days before his 9th birthday

Picture taken 6 days before his 9th birthday

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

What is that? The simple term is ‘an enlarged prostate’.

As with so many things on our Boerboel journey, I feel that we are allowed to experience trials and tribulations in order to help others understand things that happen. This year has been quite the challenge for us and I watched my Baby Bu struggle on and off throughout the year. Two weeks ago I thought I would loose him…………..

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Miss V Rocking her Ribbons

Fuller's Miss V Melokuhle attended two shows this summer. The first was an indoor AKC puppy match. She was too young to be in the real show and puppy matches are a great way to social your puppy and get them used to a lot of activity. She did VERY well and even got a 2nd place in the Working Group. The second show was an outdoor IABCA show where she also did well. In IABCA dogs participate as a puppy until the age of 12 months. There were two shows in one day for that event. She received a 2nd place Bred by Exhibitor Working Group placement in the first show and a 1st place Bred by Exhibitor Working Group placement in the second show. To top off the day she was awarded a Reserve Best In Show for Bred by Exhibitor. Super proud of this rough  and tough girl for behaving so well. She's ornery and can be a handful, but is learning how to control her impulses and drive! 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHARI!

America Johari CGC, TDI, INT CH. 

Our beautiful Mama Jo turned 8 today! She is the hub of our Boerboel Family and keeps everyone in line. Her temperament has always been spectacular....she will take in any pup and raise it to be her own. She will stand between us and an iffy stranger, but greet those who are deserving with loves and kisses.  Her perception of people is incredible and we love her to pieces! Here are pictures of her from 8 weeks old through today! Her son Bu (pictured) said he wanted to take his mom for a hike for her birthday! Jo has passed on so much of her incredible temperament to her puppies and we couldn't be happier!

Flirt Pole Puppy Play

Flirt poles are a great tool for exercise and training with your Boerboel. The movement can mimic that of small prey, which works up their natural prey drive. It is both mentally stimulating and physically demanding. When using a flirt pole with a Boerboel who is still growing, it is important to be careful of the impact on their bones/joints. Keep the prey on the ground so they are not jumping up and coming down hard. During the tug portion, pull straight out or low, not up, to protect their neck. This is also a great time to get some training in. "Drop it", "Wait", "Watch It" ....all these are easily taught with the flirt pole. As your Boerboel matures and the prey drive increases, you will be able to teach an 'out' which means disengage immediately.