For anyone who wants to buy a Boerboel !
Before you buy a boerboel/pup keep in mind that there are several flaws / diseases in the breed boerboel are found.
That is why it is extremely important to do your homework well and to read a lot and inform yourself well before purchasing.
|DEFECTS - ILLNESSES||DESCRIPTION|
|Cruciate Ligament||Cruciate ligaments (torn), movement problems|
|Patella Luxation||Loose kneecap, movement problems|
|Kinked Tail||Spinal problems|
|Eyes||Glaucoma, En- Ectropion, CMR1|
|Skin||Demodex and other disorders|
|Kidneys||Kidney failure, HUU Kidney stones.|
|Teeth||Extreme over- underbite, Missing teeth / molars|
|Inbreeding in %||As low as possible. High inbreeding can cause health problems.|
|Genetic Diversity in %||As high as possible. The average is 38.40%|
|Genetic Health Index||From 100 and up is better. From 100 and lower is worse|
DNA profiles + testing
Research pedigree / Research pedigree. Genetic Diversity / Genetic diversity (GD).
Genetic Health Index / Health index (GHI). Test coverages with defects and diseases.
Mate Select. Choosing a combination based on a.o. DNA with as theoretical result a genetically healthier puppy with a higher GHI than the parents. (Only possible if dogs are B.I.G.S. tested.) These complicated calculations are done by the laboratory and made transparent by Boerboel International to its members.