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  • Kleinsandfontein Callie & Hila Photo courtesy of Beverli Steenkamp
  • Stones and Bones Ayo Pippilotta Photo courtesy of Nancy Peters
  • Misunka Donna, ±10 years old Photo courtesy of Nancy Peters
  • Janieka Vince Photo courtesy of Monica Sciocatti
  • Janieka Vince Photo courtesy of Monica Sciocatti
  • Suid Kaap Afrika Photo courtesy of Monica Sciocatti
  • QuoVadis Litter, 2008 Grasland GBT Ozzy x Spitsvuur Kitkat Photo: Jenny Wells
  • Kammo Johanna & MES Niggie Photo courtesy of Carina Erasmus
  • Photo courtesy of Jenny Wells
  • QuoVadis Amazon Photo courtesy of Jenny Wells
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News & Notices

  • National Show 2015

    SABBS announces with great pleasure that its first National show will be held on 19 September 2015 at Mega Park, Bredasdorp, Western Cape.

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Welcome

Welcome to the South African Boerboel Breeders’ Society (SABBS), breeders’ society for the Boerboel - a declared South African landrace.

SABBS is the only organisation authorised in terms of the SA Animal Improvement Act, No. 62 of 1998 (AIA) to officially register Boerboels. As legally registered custodian of the Boerboel dog breed, SABBS is responsible for the standards that govern identification, recording, evaluation and improvement of the breed.

SABBS became operational in September 2014. Already, more than 650 Boerboel breeders and owners worldwide have joined SABBS. Persons interested in this unique dog breed are advised to insist on verification of the status of members and registration status of any dog offered as a Boerboel.

SABBS encourages member participation in tailoring the future of this new breeders’ society - the most important of which is the complete review of the SABBS Constitution and Boerboel Breed Standard. Visitors should therefore note that a number of documents are published as drafts at present.

SABBS logo and web banner

The SABBS logo shows the Boerboel in silhouette, emphasizing its South African origin. It is standing on Table Mountain - a well-known South African beacon. Africa is roughly delineated in the colours of the SA flag. All are integrated with the Globe, as symbol of the presence of the Boerboel internationally.

The web banner shows the Cradle of Humankind, renowned as the place where humankind originated, and one of eight World Heritage sites in South Africa. It is here that the first hominid, Australopithecus, was discovered in 1924 at Taung in the North West Province by Professor Raymond Dart of the University of the Witwatersrand. Photo: Courtesy of Flow Communications.

SABBS is proud to place the Boerboel in this historic and global context as part of our commitment to preserving and promoting this uniquely South African heritage.

Codes of Conduct

SABBS expects of its community of members to subscribe to specific ethical rules of conduct. These Codes of Conduct are contained in Bylaw G of the SABBS Constitution and apply to:

  1. Members and Owners
  2. Breeders
  3. Appraisers
  4. Board Members
  5. Regional Representatives

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The publication of the 3rd Draft Revised Constitution and Bylaws (including the Codes of Conduct and Breed Standard) concludes the period for comment since 6 November 2014. These 3rd drafts contain comments and motions received from members and the Constitutional Review Team to be voted on – (in person or electronically in absentia) - at the Special General Meeting (SGM) on 11 July 2015 (Final Notice and Agenda sent to members and published here on 10 June 2015).

Members are urged to read these documents in detail in order to take informed decisions, and to vote responsibly for the acceptance of a final SABBS Constitution that will enable the Society to become fully operational.

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