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Jack

Boerboel

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)

Gender: Male

Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques

Quick to learn and train

4/5

Emotionally stable

5/5

Family oriented

4/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

5/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

5/5

Health

4/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

5/5

Life of "Jack Daniels"

By

1709, South Africa

Posted July 24, 2014

We selected Jack from a litter of pups, all paws and happy puppy energy! He was the cutest looking dog amongst the litter, and we were adamant we wanted a male dog! On the way home my son and I debated on his name. There was a massive storm brewing at that time, and I thought of naming him something to do with the weather, but my future daughter-in-law had recently lost her dog called “Storm” so we vetoed that idea. A while back we had begun naming the animals after alcoholic drinks – for no particular reason. We had a Lab called Shandy, another Labrador cross called Guinness (yes pitch black and with a perfect head!) and a mixed breed brown dog called Sherry. To carry on the “tradition” we called him Jack Daniels – Jack, or Jack Jack for short.
With his smooth coat he was a pleasure to groom and have in the house! His size proved a problem at the start – he was by far the biggest dog we had owned so far! As well as the amount of food required as his daily allowance! But he is such a kind loving dog.
We were told by his breeders that their dogs were trained attack dogs and that Jack would have the same temperament. My son and I decided that we wouldn’t train him that way and taught him to be gentle – our gentle giant! He is generally placid and even tempered but his sheer size intimidates any would be thief or intruder!
The most off-putting thing about a Boerbul is their tendency to drool, and a handy cloth to wipe his jowls is often needed, especially if he is watching you eat!
Jack has attached himself to my daughter-in-law, he will do anything for her! She was the first one to coax him into having a collar on for his first walk. She can easily coax him out of his kennel when no-one else can and he is the first one to greet her when she walks into the yard. I think, if he could, he would sit on her lap!

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