A Hard Lesson To Learn
Animaltalk Magazine|November 2019
A Hard Lesson To Learn
DJ Jazzy D tells us about his five English Bulldogs and what he’s learnt
Mientjie Kleinhans

You might know DJ Jazzy D as a Jacaranda FM DJ who plays awesome music, and you might even know that he loves animals dearly. But did you know that he has always rescued homeless and injured dogs, nursed them back to health, and then tried to find good homes for them? And did you know that he has five English Bulldogs? We spoke to him to find out what the big lessons are that he has learnt in life about owning dogs.

Start of a new relationship

“Ten years ago, I fell in love with my first English Bulldog, Boom Boom. Unfortunately, she died three years later. I was heartbroken and I knew I wanted an English Bulldog again, and I started looking for a dog I could love. I stumbled upon a breeder who wanted to get rid of one of his females because she had cherry eye. I did my homework and, to make a long story short, decided to give her a second chance at our home,” tells Jazzy.

But big was his surprise when he got to the breeder to fetch Brandy. Jazzy says, to his horror, he found all the dogs were living in small cages – females on one side and males on the other side. “There was no love for these dogs. That’s where I saw the dark side of breeding and I learnt a big lesson. Then, when I wanted to leave with Brandy, I realised that she had a puppy, and I couldn’t separate the two and leave the puppy behind, so I took both dogs home.”

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November 2019