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.

Puppy Prep

It’s time to prep for your puppy to come home!

Below is a list of what you will need at home, during the trip and what your puppy is sent home with.

What you will need for home:

Crate – I use a 42” for my girls and a 48” for my boys. It should come with a divider so you can make it smaller while puppy grows. Puppy should only be able to stand up, turn around and lie comfortably. If the space is too big, puppy will potty in the crate.

Food – Prepare RAW food for at least one week. Do not buy unfrozen meat off the grocery store shelf and feed immediately. It can carry unhealthy bacteria. Make sure you freeze everything for 2-3 weeks.

Toys – I avoid ropes as the strings can be consumed and wrap around the dog’s intestines. Balls – greater than 4”. As the pup grows, if the entire ball can fit in the mouth, it can get lodged.

Chew Toys – Antlers, Nylabones

Training Treats – I dehydrate my own. Liver, chicken hearts, anything works. Be careful that premade treats do not contain preservatives or starches/grains.

Area Rugs for slippery floor surfaces. Slippery surfaces can cause issues with growing bones/joints.

What you need for the trip home:

Collar/Leash or slip lead. A medium collar should fit well at this point. NO correction collars until at least 6 months old.

Water and Bowl

If driving, small crate or plan for sitting puppy at feet.

A bit of newspaper. Puppies are trained to potty on newspaper. You want to avoid stopping at areas that would have high dog traffic to prevent puppy picking up parasites. If in an airport, avoid the doggie area. Put newspaper down in the bathroom and puppy will potty.

What you will be sent home with:

·        Mercury Free Distemper/Parvo vaccine to be given between 12-16 weeks (if you choose to vaccinate).

·        Essential Oil for detoxing from vaccines

·        Your puppy will have a prepaid microchip

·        Exercise Booklet

·        Cuddle Pal (a small pillow that smells like the litter)

·        A meal or two for travel time if necessary.

·        A month supply of joint supplements

·        A tug toys



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.

Feeding 2-5 month Olds

10 oz. meals

Guidelines: Remember that balance over time is the best method of feeding. Your BB needs a variety in protein sources but it’s not necessary to give that variety all in one day. Think of the variety over a one week period. Purchase for that week and take an hour of your weekend to prep the meals for that week. Once you get the hang of it and the pup goes to two meals a day, you can prep for a month at a time for ease.

Week 1 you might use beef and chicken, with fish 2 days of the week; Week 2 you might use chicken and pork. You can switch out the chicken for turkey anytime.

Bone sources for the young pup will mostly be Chicken thighs, legs, feet. Duck feet work well too. As the pup matures they will handle larger bone such as pork, lamb, goat ribs, pork feet, chicken leg quarters, small turkey necks, ect.

Wild Game: freeze for 3 weeks before using, but this is a great resource that’s typically free.

I no longer give fish oil, but use whole fish instead. Fish oils can go rancid. I add phytoplankton for Omega 3's a few times a week. 1/4 tsp. for adults.

I still use Joint Health Chewables for all of my dogs!

Sample Menu

5 Days of the week:

Breakfast: Chicken leg, chicken hearts, liver

Lunch: Ground beef, Egg w/shell

Dinner: Chicken thigh or leg, choice of excreting organ

2 Days of the week.

Breakfast: Chicken leg, hearts

Lunch: Beef or Pork, Egg w/shell

Dinner: Whole fish such as sardines, mackerel or smelt, can use any ground meat to fill up the ounces.

Print the chart below and take into your local butcher to see what they can order for you!

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! 

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.