This shooting range is part of the State Game Lands that is a few miles from where I live. It was a beautiful 70 degree day in Southwestern Pennsylvania. We don't get many warm days in March, so everyone is out enjoying the weather! One of the shooters walked over to talk to us and to inquire about the dogs. He has a female Cane Corso that he rescued as a puppy.
Please excuse the quality of this video. I was trying to hold the dogs in one hand and shoot the video with the other hand. Both dogs were wearing a flat collar. It isn't easy to shoot a video with one hand while holding over 250+ pounds of dogs with the other!
The Boerboel is supposedly the most athletic of the Mastiff breeds. This is true, to an extent. If current breeders continue to breed for "type" and don't sacrifice the original qualities of the Boerboel, then the Boerboel will continue to be a very athetic dog. If breeders start trying to follow the alimighy buck just to sell more puppies, then the Boerboel could be in trouble. We all know that the English Mastiff is pretty much an overgrown behemoth that has trouble getting out of its own way. My motto is that if you want a HUGE dog, get an English Mastiff, and be done with it! I like Mastiffs, don't get me wrong. I think they make great pets, they are reliable and they are great in a family lifestyle. I love my Boerboels, and I hope that breeders continue to breed for the traits that make a Boerboel a Boerboel.
Azaan with her coffee can toy. Azaan is 27 months old in these photos.
Jaf tries to stalk Azaan. There is a crusty layer of snow underneath, and then fresh snowfall on top. It makes it tricky to walk on. I can't wait for Spring!
These are not my puppies! I just liked the webcam.