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Maxximus and Lucilla

Boerboel

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Male

Training: Obedience

Quick to learn and train

4/5

Emotionally stable

4/5

Family oriented

4/5

Child safety

2/5

Safe with small pets

2/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

3/5

Health

4/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

5/5

Our little guardians

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Posted September 27, 2017

Unfortunately, in Belgium there have been a lot of accounts of horse mutilators lately. Therefore we adopted two boerboel dogs who were abandoned by their former owners who went to a divorce and didn't have time for the dogs anymore. Maxximus and Lucilla are big, strong and very loyal dogs. They'll protect their family with their life. Towards us they're obedient and always ready for a stroll but towards strangers they're rather reserved. They seem to instinctively know who's part of their family and who's not, they're very protective of 'their humans'. They only bark when something is the matter and though energetic, they're not destructive or aggressive by nature. Maxximus is more dominant than Lucilla and does need a firmer hand. The thing that baffled me the most is their lack of 'pain'. Lucilla unfortunately developed multifocal lymphoma and is having chemo therapy every two weeks. She literally doesn't even feel the needle going into her veins. For her, the entire experience is just a laugh, a sweet doctor padding her and giving her a treat when she has been standing on the table for 10 minutes. We noticed this not only with the vet, but also when they're 'playing' together. In their rough games they sometimes get hurt (pierced ear, pinched skin,...) while being treated they don't even flinch. Seems like they're immune to pain, which to me, is remarkable.

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