Who Is Robert?


Who Is Robert?

Robert is a South African Boerboel Breeder from southwest Sydney and one of the founders of Stay Loyal Dog Food. He has been a dog breeder for 21 years and a dog lover for much longer. In that time, he has learnt that raising and caring for a dog is the subject of much confusion. In fact, people have so many misconceptions about caring for their dogs that he decided to create this blog to help dog owners and their dogs.

Robert looks at things from a dog’s perspective rather than from the anthropomorphic view. He endeavours to treat dogs as they want to be treated: as a dog not as a human. This means that many of his techniques and ideas are unconventional yet effective.

In this blog he draws from more than 30 years of experience with dogs, including showing dogs, hunting with dogs and breeding dogs, plus many years of research into canine nutrition. Many of his ideas are from observing how dogs act naturally—not to mention watching how dogs would live in the wild and using that knowledge to create a better, healthier life for his dogs.

Aside from having over three decades of experience with dogs, Robert sharpens his knowledge on everything dog by reading scientific papers and vet journals. He also constantly communicates with other dog experts. All the information you will read on this blog will be things that Robert has used and found that works for him and his dogs.

You will discover tips from basic dog care, including feeding and training, what you need to avoid and what you need to do to have a healthy, happy, obedient, long lived dog.

You can read more about Robert growing up with dogs by clicking here.


Hi Lisa, I would have to see the behaviour to be sure. It sounds like she likes catfood but knows its a not a good idea to take it when you are there. And smart enough to sneak it outside when you arent there.

Lisa Keegan

My dog loves to sneak the cat food, both dry and wet food. Is this harmful for her? She’s a bully x staffy. She’s not particularly food motivated. I can leave a plate of food and walk away and she won’t touch it. If I’m nearby she will ‘ask’ for the cat food by looking at it, then at me giving a little staffy noise. But if I’m not around she takes the bowl and sneaks outside with it. I’m interested in your thoughts and advice. Thanks, Lisa