Appraisal and Registration

SABBS proudly guards and continuously strives to set standards to enhance and promote the

Boerboel breed. The Association's Constitution provides comprehensive guidelines for members

towards meeting these objectives!

 

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Boerboel History

Someone once told me that they had read in some dictionary or other that the boel part of the name
Boerboel means a lot of dog. I was unfortunately unable to trace this particular definition!

 

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Ken die Boerboel | Know the Boerboel

Committed breeders and owners will vouch that there is no better dog than the Boerboel for companionship

and protection. SABBS introduces the Boerboel in its Breed Standard guidelines as follows!

 

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Buying a Boerboel

Buying a Boerboel brings with it lots of love, pleasure, and joy, as well as a sense of security. It also
comes with certain responsibilities – the most important of which is to have the necessary information
to take an informed decision!

 

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New hip dysplasia grading system from 2007

There was some uncertainty about the minimum age at which Boerboels are accepted for HD testing according to
the FCI system implemented in 2007. The attached document, received from Prof R M Kirberger of the
Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria in May, should clarify the situation. Note that
Boerboels may be tested at 12 months!

 

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Program 2013

Appraisal procedures
1. A dog presented for appraisal must be at least one year old
2. The birth certificate must be submitted on registration for appraisal
3. All dogs presented for appraisal must be microchipped
4. Registration on the day of appraisal usually opens 1 hour before the starting time!

 

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Requirements of Breeders ( Appendix C)

In order to apply for breeder status, a member must own at least one SABBA registered
Boerboel bitch!

 

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Service certificate (Appedndis D)

Should a breeder make use of a Boerboel male (or his semen) that does not belong to the
breeder, this Service Certificate must be completed. Where frozen semen is used the
veterinarian involved must sign and certify the document!

 

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Tail docking legal opinion

The SPCA made its position on tail docking clear when a SABBA member was recently served with a
Court Order for the removal of ‘illegally docked’ puppies in KZN. The puppies were quickly returned,
but it appears that the SPCA will use all means possible to obtain the first prosecution for the tail
docking of puppies. Several other SABBA members have also been approached by the SPCA!

 

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Vaginal hyperplasia

The two most important genetic conditions that breeders must manage responsibly in their breeding
programmes, are vaginal hyperplasia (VH) and hip dysplasia (HD)!

 

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Verkoops kontrak van honde Afrikaans

Die SABT beveel ernstig aan dat lede en toekomstige eienaars ‘n skriftelike kontrak aangaan wanneer Boerboele
aangekoop of verkoop word. Hierdie Konsep Verkoopsooreenkoms is ’n riglyn vir diegene wat nie so ‘n
ooreenkoms in plek het nie en kan na gelang van u behoeftes en transaksies aangepas word. Die Etiese Kode vir
SABT-telers en lede (Bylaag L van die Grondwet) wat alle lede behoort te onderskryf, dien as ‘n verwysing vir
aanvaarbare gedrag ten opsigte van alle transaksies!

 

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Concept sales agreement of dogs in Engels

SABBA strongly advises members and prospective owners to enter into written contractual agreements in their
capacity as Sellers or Buyers of Boerboels. The Concept Sales Agreement below is a guideline for members who
do not have such agreement in place, and should be adapted according to specific transactions. The Code of
Ethics for SABBA breeders and members (Appendix L to the Constitution) to which all members must subscribe
serves as reference for acceptable conduct in respect of all transactions!

 

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