This week the blog circle is looking at BIG dogs.
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting one of the on of the most gorgeous big dogs, prior to which I had never even heard of.
Meet Rafiki the Boerboel a.k.a – the South African Mastiff
Boerboel’s were originally bred as a hunting dog for hunting Baboons and Leopards! No mean feat and Rafiki, although as big as her ancestors showed no interest in hunting and much preferred cuddles from her mum.
Although with correct training the Boerboel is a generally loving and placid dog it is important to remember they can weigh up to 50-80kg! You are going to need to work on your muscles if your dog decides it wants to chase a squirrel and you are attached….hehe.
This is why training is soooo important, and luckily for Rafiki her owner is also a dog trainer and is doing amazingly well with her since she was rescued several months ago.
Find our more about big dogs
This is a very brief whistle stop tour of the Boerboel but if you would like to know more check out The Boerboel UK Society.
Around the circle
Next up on the blog circle is the lovely Linda Perdue
Sorry its a shorter blog than usual this week guys, but I have been super busy away on a course training to be a dog training instructor – watch this space.