The principals that make ysterberg boerboels special are the same principals who can ensure the future of the very boerboel breed.
A breeds ability to reproduce it self, to give birth naturally without veterinarian assist-ens ,to take care of its of come without hearting it and to be able to live in a natural dog pack as the natural animal it is... these are cornerstones of great importance !
Modern dog breeding does not value these cornerstones , breeding boerboels in our days does more and more focus on making the breed extreme ,more muscles ,bigger heads ,broader chests and it looks closer to a mastiff bulldog than a sound working farm dog from south Africa!
Every dog breed true history has had its popularity period, all without exception have suffered big from that time . When i think back to the mid `90 s ,you could see up to 10 ads for dogge de bordeaux in the local paper, today the breed is gone more or less down the drain ,to find a sound bordeaux is almost impossible. The average age of such a dog is down at 5 years and the chance to get one without major health problems is 1 to 5, that is sad for such a great breed !
We here at Abelle Boerboel want to keep a part of the boerboel breed in a condition where it can survive the impact of the breeds popularity ,we have choose to honor the oldest represent genetics who are still at live for that, the ysterberg dogs.