To register as a breeder, a member must own at least one SABBS’ registered female and have been allocated a unique prefix (stud or kennel) name.
SABBS requires - among others - that:
- Only appraised dogs be used for breeding.
- Breeding dogs are not younger than 12 (twelve) months of age.
- A dog is not bred with an unregistered Boerboel or a dog of another breed.
- The dog was appraised at a minimum of 75%.
- Breeding stock are tested for hereditary genetic diseases prior to breeding.
- A service (mating) certificate is submitted to the Office if the male used for stud services does not belong to the breeder.
- For the registration of offspring DNA profiles of both parents are record, and such offspring have microchips.
- Stored frozen semen used for artificial insemination are registered with the Registrar of Animal Improvement (legal requirement) and have been DNA-profiled.
- Breeders ensure/undertake that buyers receive all documentation when dogs leave their premises. These include: birth notifications/registration certificates, transfer of ownership confirmation, inoculation, health and microchip certificates, the codes of conduct, a sales agreement, guarantees and transport or export permits - where applicable.