Second Boerboel Appraisal Earmarked For Game City Upper Parking Lot

Botswana’s leading Boerboel breeders are expected to converge at Game City Mall upper parking lot on the 23rd September 2017 to appraise their Boerboels. This will be the second time that the South African Boerboel Breeders Associationsanctioned event is held in Gaborone, Botswana and provides a networking opportunity for Boerboel lovers from all over the country.

This event will be the first time that the new linear evaluation process is employed, which is consistent with ongoing exercise to get all SABBS scores to conform to Linear Appraisal and Best Linear Unbiased Prediction System (BLUP)and develop linear appraisal database of 4,000 Boerboels.

The linear appraisal exercise which started on the 28th January 2017 in Cape Town is being rolled out to all regions around the world where Boerboel appraisals are being conducted to ensure standardization of scores and ensure improved information on identifiable heritable characteristics.

The actual appraisal consists of observing the individual Boerboel and measuring it as an individual against the breed standard. The Boerboel assessment process is divided into eight major sections and each sections is broken up into smaller parts for a total of 48 different areas.

The appraisal is just one tool that Boerbel breeders use to select breeding stock. We use the appraisal to see where our dogs have faults or where they excel and than try to make pairings using this information. For example, we would not typically breed a dog with a negative bite with another dog with a negative for bite. 

The minimum age for appraising a Boerboel is 12 months – with the recommended age being 18 months. Boerboels have to be SABBS registered, DNA profiled and microchipped.

The cost of appraising an individual Boerboel at this event is P500.00 for non-SABBS members and P200.00 for SABBS Members. Appraisal entry forms are obtainable from Sello Motseta at Cell: 74554655 or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The event starts at 8:30am with registration of all Boerboels being appraised. The actual appraisal is expected to start at 10am.

Members of the public will not be charged entrance fee.

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