Avalonia Waldor (Imp RSA)
Waldor is one of the most impressive dogs you will EVER see. Before Waldor was sent to Australia Craig Bloom (Waldors new owner) would always get phone calls from around the world from breeders who have just got back from South Africa and all they can talk about is this one massive boerboel with ridiculously thick legs called… Waldor. It is hard to describe this dog with words, that’s why there is a pic below…Waldor with my mum… enjoy! Oh yeah… Waldor weighs 78kg LEAN!
I decided to breed to Sherman firstly because of his good bone and chest. He also has a great head. I also like the fact that his mother Ataraxia Kiara is out of Napoleon. Sherman’s pedigree and his physical traits made him one of the most suitable Boerboel males in the world to breed to Josephine.
Mack was the most impressive large dog of his time in the world. He was 29 inches at the shoulder and at one stage weighed in at 93kg. When Kobus Rust came to Australia he commented that Mack was very similar in proportion to his great grand father, the giant, Ysterberg Goliat. Kobus said that they were almost identical in height, width and weight, except that Goliat had an even larger head.
Not only did Mack have size, he had the movement of a dog half his size and a great temperament which is talked about in an interesting story on this website.
One of my fondest memories I have of Mack, was when he was staying at Craig Bloom’s place to do some stud work. Craig and I were out the back of his property trying to get some good shots of Mack before he went back to Victoria.
We both thought it would be a good idea to walk Mack up to his father Sokket who was on a chain and barking at Mack. The idea was to get Mack to “perk up” and look impressive for the photo.
Craig and Mack were about 20 metres away from Sokket. As Craig made a few steps towards Sokket, Mack took offence to Sokket bridging up at him and barking, so he literally dragged Craig (a 125kg guy), like a skier behind a boat, across the grass until Craig got his footing and stopped him a few meters before he could get to Sokket.
Mack is doing well as a stud dog and I look forward to seeing what his offspring can produce.