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!
Socializing, exposure, new experiences early on all lend to a stable, confident Boerboel. We live in a very rural area, which means taking dogs with us on every outing we can. Miss Tomi (12 months) and Miss Viper (4 months) accompanied us on our trip 'down the hill'. We went to Home Depot and then to a busy park on the lake. Viper's brother Goose, who lives nearby, joined us for a little playtime. I always take advantage of outings to practice obedience. You see Tomi on a long down stay in the park and Viper with her training vest on. The vest tends to keep people from running up to pet the puppy so I can work on sit/focus in a busy area.