Rocky has a very moving story behind him.
Marie had heard poachers walking with dogs in the Addo Elephant National Park. The poachers sometimes trained 8-10 dogs to hunt. The keeping of the animals is very, very bad.
The poachers had hidden from Marie. But now Rocky has made a sound. And we now suspect that they wanted to calm the dog down. In this case it was time to kill.
They hit him with a machete and seriously injured him. Marie had bandaged the wounds as best she could and immediately brought him to the vet in Port Elizabeth.
He had to go to the vet two more times to treat the wounds. He was lucky and survived. R.
In the beginning, Rocky didn't eat any dog food. He used the garbage. It was normal for him to eat garbage. In the meantime he has got used to the feed and is happily satisfied.
When you want to stroke Rocky he still pulls his dick in a lot - apparently the poor guy got hit a lot ...
He is a great and watchful dog who has integrated very well into the family.
Schnuffi is a so-called township dog. He was responsible for an accident. He ran into the street, one car braked and another car pulled up. The owner kicked the dog and it flew across the street in the high ground. Marie picked him up and had him examined by the vet. Aaron was allowed to choose a name for the dog. And so from then on he was called "Schnuffi". He was also a malnourished and very watchful dog who settled in very well.
He is a "thoroughbred" dog. More precisely a Boerboel (farm dog)
This breed was previously bred to hunt lions
(although I can't imagine that in any way with Milo!)
It doesn't have a very eventful history. Marie brought Milo from Durban. And for the following reason: Here in South Africa, tails are still cropped, although this has been banned for a long time.
And can you imagine such a big dog with a stubby tail? No.
Durban was the only way to get a tailed boerboel.
He's a fantastic family dog who needs to be petted all the time and is insanely jealous when you pet other animals.
Milo is a real "chunk" who is not particularly intelligent ...