The photo below shows Jaf as he cuts across the lawn with a quick change of direction. His nimbleness and flexibility are remarkable considering his size. I think he likes to show his breeder Mom, Jenny of Quo Vadis Boerboels, how strong his bones and ligaments are!
As you can see, Jaf loves to sprint around the pasture with his BFF, Azaan.
I call this photo "Sliding Stop". Jaf is 11 months old, and a big dude. He can turn and stop on a dime, especially considering his size.
Jaf likes to run and zoom around, and then Azaan tries to tackle him. He loves it! It's a good thing, because she can get rough. Not too many dogs enjoy playing with her. I can't imagine why! Here she gives Jaf a nip on the shoulder as he zooms by.
Azaan and Jaf enjoy each other's company. Azaan, the brindle, is the older "sister", and she tries to give Jaf some guidance. She has been a good mentor. Jaf is completely trustworthy around the house. I can leave both dogs home alone without any problems. They have a dog door to a fenced-in backyard if they have to go out. I work at home, so I do not leave them home alone very often. But it is nice not to have to worry about them when I do leave the house. Most importantly, when I come home it is nice to know that they are the only things in there! Intruders don't want to mess with these two!
Wow, can this boy stretch out at the run! If he got any lower to the ground he would get brush burns on his belly. Jaf has some amazing short bursts of speed, especially considering his size.
I am in the process of having the fields cut, so the critters have been hiding in the higher grass. Jaf spots something, probably a mole, and jumps in for the attack.
Azaan likes Jaf a lot, and puts up with a lot of abuse from him. Luckily, Azaan is a very playful dog, so she really enjoys playing with him. They are best friends, and can eat out of the same bowl. I don't feed them together, but if I'm not looking Jaf will sometimes slip out of his room when eating and join Azaan as she is eating out of her bowl. She lets him! But she draws the line at some other "tricks" he tries.
This photo shows Azaan with her 4th place ribbon from her 3rd and final leg, and her Title ribbon. If you look closely at the expression on her face, she is obliging me while I take this picture. She wants to get out and play with the stuffed animal. When she is happy, she will prick her ears forward.