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The UKBC Committee: We are a group of Boerboel enthusiasts, some breeders and some owners, who collectively have more than 70 years of experience with the Boerboel breed.

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UKBC COMMITTEE

The UKBC Committee: We are a group of Boerboel enthusiasts, some breeders and some owners, who collectively have more than 70 years of experience with the Boerboel breed.

Chairman

Dolph Carstens

Originally from from Bloemfontein, South Africa, Dolph has known and loved Boerboels all his life.  He is the European Board Member and Senior Appraiser for the SABBS (South African Boerboel Breeders Society), the largest worldwide Boerboel registry.

Treasurer

Tracy Lilburn

Tracy is a well-respected Senior Appraiser for SABBS and has travelled extensively throughout Europe and South Africa appraising and judging dogs.  She was ‘bitten’ by the Boerboel bug in 2002 when she bought her first Boerboel pup.  She has been the treasurer since 2005.

Lynn Scott

Lynn got her first Boerboel whilst living with her husband John in South Africa.  On returning to the UK she was surprised to find Boerboels had made it over here and got her male, Oscar, in 2004, followed by Lexi in 2009.  Lynn joined the committee in 2005 and looks after the club admin.

Elaine Carstens

Elaine has had Boerboels in her home since 1997 in South Africa.  She is a founder member of the UKBC having joined the committee in 2003 after returning to the UK.

Michel Thompson

Barry bought his first Boerboel in 2013, and now has four!  He joined the committee in 2016 and does a great job organising our Facebook page – which is almost a fulltime job!

Anna Linkman

Having had dogs my whole life, I developed a passion for showing and training.  I helped run a ring craft class becoming treasurer and show trainer in my early days, then served 20+ years on a Bulldog club committee.  I have bred, shown and trained show dogs, resulting in show success with a BOB at Crufts, breeding a  champion and judging to club level.  I have now found and fallen in love with the Boerboel and look forward to what the future brings.

Gillian Downton

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa. Been living here for 20 yrs now. Got my first boerboel in the UK in 2004, (Coomore LilBen) sadly lost him in 2010 with twisted gut. I now have 2 boerboels Claymore Benson and Claymore Aspen and 2 small dogs, a cat, 2 horses, 2 children oh and a understanding partner!

Barry Bristol

Barry bought his first Boerboel in 2013, and now has four!  He joined the committee in 2016 and does a great job organising our Facebook page – which is almost a fulltime job!

Luke Beaumont

I got my first Boerboel in 2012 and have bred them since 2016, travelled to countries such as Netherlands, Sweden and South Africa to visit appraisals and breeders. Currently own 5 adult Boerboels.