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    Welcome to Spitsvuur Boerboel.

    Lukas and the boerboel Pavarotti at the Boerboel national show

    Thank you for visiting the Spitsvuur Boerboel site to share something of our vision and mission for this remarkable breed and especially for the Spitsvuur Boerboels to be bred in the future.  We are farmers, living and working on our farm in the Heilbron district of South Africa, about 160km south of Johannesburg, in the area where the Boerboel originated. 

    My name is Lukas van Vuuren and my wife is Estna. We are Afrikaans speaking and we apologize for the fact that our English is a little rusty. We understand Dutch and a bit of German as well. Communication is easy and you  can contact us by phone or e-mail.

    Boerboel dog, Spitsvuur Mandaat from s BoerboelsAs South African farmers we were in the privileged position to grow up with the Boerboel. We know the dog and the dog’s capabilities. As a young boy I owned Boerboels and went on numerous hunts with Boerboels, and I experienced the hash selection of this marvelous farm dog first hand. It is a tremendous privilege to be involved in the breeding and selection of the unique Boerboel dog. This privilege brings a certain responsibility with it: To preserve and enhance the qualities that made this Boerboel breed stand out as something special. I feel and acknowledge this responsibility, and will endeavor to breed my Boerboels in such a way that whilst improving all the necessary traits, the very important, non conformational, traits such as health and especially temperament is not neglected.

    Boerboel bitch, Spitsvuur Mokka from s boerboel
    The Creation of Man's Best Friend

    `God summoned a beast from the field, and He said,
    "Behold man is created in My image. Therefore, adore him.
    You shall protect him in the wilderness,
    Shepherd his flocks,
    Watch over his children,
    Accompany him wherever he may go--even into civilization.

    You shall be his companion, his ally, and his slave.
    To do these things, I endow you with the instincts uncommon to other beasts:
    Faithfulness, Devotion, and Understanding, surpassing those of man himself.

    Lest it impair your courage, you shall never foresee your death.
    Lest it impair your loyalty, you shall be blind to the faults of man.
    Lest it impair your understanding, you are denied the power of words.

    Speak to your master only through your mind and your honest eyes.
    Walk by his side; sleep in his doorway; ward off his enemies;
    Carry his burden; share his afflictions; love and comfort him.

    And in return for this, man will fulfill your needs and wants--
    Which shall be only food, shelter, and affection.

    So be silent and be a friend of man.
    Guide him through the perils along the way to this land I have promised him.
    This shall be your destiny and your immortality."

    The dog heard and was content.

    Author Unknown

    In the rural farm areas of our country where we live, a guard dog is a necessity. We also needed guard dogs and the natural choice was the Boerboel. With my background in genetics and breeding it was inevitable that I had to start breeding and improving the Boerboel. This breeding operation started small and slowly but grew into a passion to preserve and improve the wonderful Boerboel breed. On the pages to follow you will learn more of the passion for improving our dogs while marketing them with honesty and integrity.

    Boerboel Pavarotti from s boerboels

    Buying a dog unseen from a stranger on a different continent is a very uncertain and risky business. If I had to put myself in that position I would want to deal with somebody that is forthcoming with all the negative points of every dog as well. In the referrals you will note that a few of the buyers mention the fact that I told them all about the negative points beforehand so that they do not get any bad surprise when the dog gets out of the crate. On the website I also mention negative characteristics because “there is a bit of bad in the best of them.” I do that so that every buyer can make a calculated decision on his future matings. This will result in better progress with breeding the Boerboels, so that breeders (including me) could buy better dogs in future to complement their own breeding program.

    Boerboel breeding started as a hobby but developed into a business. I still get my satisfaction from the fact that the new owner of the dog enjoys his dog and the dog is as good as, or better, than he expected. I could only allocate the right dog to the right owner if I know his preferences. It therefore helps me a lot to know what you need. 

    Please enjoy our website and see it as an honest effort to convey the facts about every dog in such a way that you could pick the right dog. If you want more information you are welcome to ask. Please feel free to contact us by phone or email.                                                                                                  boerboel puppy (pavarotti x tessa) from spitsvuur boerboel                         boerboel puppy (Pavarotti x Tessa) from s boerboel                              

    Lukas van Vuuren              Tel: +27 58 85 30059
    Spitskop                        Cellphone: +27 8 345 89 345
    PO Box 82
    Heilbron. 9650
    South Africa


    Click FOR SALE to see available puppies.
    These pages were developed and are being maintained by Lukas van Vuuren
    Spitsvuur Boerboele 2007
    All content on this site is the exclusive property of Spitsvuur Boerboele