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"After a great deal of research on different breeders of the South African Boerboel, we found that Proffers' Kennel in Marble Hill, MO was the right choice for us. Both Randy and Robin take great pride in the puppies their dogs produce.

In January 2012, Bodie joined our family and has grown into a magnificent male.  He is one of the smartest yet funniest dogs we have ever had, not to mention an outstanding protector. Bodie comes from Proffer Sassy and Tovic Basie. We have been so impressed with him that our second puppy, Diamond Lily is soon to arrive. Lily comes from Allens Raven and Proffer Rogue.

We have always been appreciative for the loyalty and respect received from Randy & Robin. Following our ownership of Bodie and now Lily, the Proffers have become long distance friends.

Thank you both for giving us a wonderful experience in owning a South African Boerboel!

G. Collins; California

Bite Play 

Although this topic was mentioned under the "Behavior" link, it's worthy of it's own mention.  Randy is the Featured Breeder of the South African Boerboel in the Dogs USA Annual.  In his article he states that "those interested in protection or bite work need not inquire."

Randy does not believe in nor does he promote bite work of any kind in this breed.  The Boerboel is by its' very nature a protective guardian and will most certainly rise to the occasion if called upon to protect his human family.  It's equally true that puppies of all breedslove to incorporate biting into their play; it's only natural!  But you have to wonder at what point does this playful interaction with your puppy begin teaching him that biting is ok?  You can't very well have a dog that may weigh up to 190 lbs. biting as play.  Can you imagine the several hundreds of pounds of pressure in that bite? 

The truth is, you just simply shouldn't let it begin as a part of play; period.  I often watch as Randy gently taps at the nose when the puppy bites or, as they get a little older he might grab the scruff of the neck and momentarily hold them down much as the mother would when "scolding" her pups. 

Try to remember, this cute, chubby and cuddly little bundle of joy will only learn what is acceptable as well as what is not from YOU.