Question you exhaustively to make sure you are a suitable owner
Before you choose a breeder, try to visit as many adult Boerboels as possible. If you contact the club, we will try to put you in touch with people in your area.
Once you’ve met some Boerboels in the flesh, contact breeders to see when they will be expecting their next litter, or contact the club again as we will generally know what litters are due.
The Boerboel is not currently registered with the UK or Irish Kennel Clubs and cannot be shown in the UK. It should be birth registered with one of the recognised South African Breed Organisations and then appraised against a breed standard once it reaches 12 months of age.
New “registries” set up by breeders who have exhausted their relationships with the recognised registries, or simply want to take more of your money, will give you paperwork that is virtually worthless. If you intend to breed at some point you will not then be able to register pups with the recognised registries and will struggle to home them.
More information about upcoming appraisals can be found on the events page.
The UKBC maintains a list of Accredited Breeder members, who have signed our Breeder Code of Ethics. This means that their breeding dogs:
An important point to note is whether an owner has to return the dog in order to be compensated for any health problem – how likely is it that you will be willing to give up your beloved companion?
If you are dealing with a breeder who has not signed the Code of Ethics be sure to ask them why not and whether they conform to the UKBC guidelines. You can then make an informed decision as to whether to buy.
Whichever breeder you choose, always make sure that you get a copy of the parents’ registration papers and hip and elbow scores when you book your puppy so that there can be no misunderstandings.
All the breeders listed below have signed the UKBC Breeder Code of Ethics, which requires them to abide by the UKBC minimum health standards and ethics.