Code of Ethics

Boerboel Australia Inc. requests that all associated members subscribe to the Boerboel Australia Inc. Breeders Code of Ethics as well as promote high standards among breeders and owners in the quest for the preservation, advancement and improvement of the Boerboel breed. 

Registered Breeders must support and promote Boerboel Australia Inc. events

Registered Breeders with Boerboel Australia Inc. must register all their pups with Boerboel Australia Inc.

Registered Breeders will have their dogs appraised by Boerboel Australia Inc. approved standards

Registered Breeders must guarantee genetic health of pups. Replace or refund on vet advice and the dog returned to the breeder.

Registered Breeders will pay all fees in a timely manner to Boerboel Australia Inc.

Registered Breeders will comply with all requirement from Boerboel Australia Inc. to remain registered

Registered Breeders will make provision for first time owners to become members of Boerboel Australia Inc.

Registered Breeders will ensure that their breeding facilities are within the legal requirements as prescribed by the municipal regulatory authority within the district where the facilities are established.

All breeding dogs are to be registered in accordance with the requirements of Boerboel Australia Inc.. Registries.

Registered Breeders will endeavour to undertake all the necessary health tests.

Ensure that at all times such dogs are properly housed, watered, exercised and will receive Veterinary attention from a qualified person, as and when required.

Provide adequate shelter for any dog/s kept outside the house or premises.

Ensure that the exercise area for such dogs be of sufficient size for the movement of such dog/s and to have the exercise area/s fenced or walled so as to restrict the movement of such dog/s to their property and that the exercise area is kept clean.

Not allow such dogs to roam at large, keep their dogs on a lead, and under effective control, in all Public spaces, except those specially designated where the dogs must be trained to return on command.

Registered Breeders dogs will not be involved directly or indirectly in or used for any illegal activity.

Breeding dogs will bear absolute identification in the form of microchips.

Full health certification and/or records must be kept of all breeding dogs at all times.

Breeders must keep accurate records of breeding dogs. Such records include birth notifications, microchipping, birth certificates, registration certificates, service contracts, breeding records, vaccinations and health certificates or reports.

Each breeding will be planned with the objective of improving the standard of the specific bloodline and overall improvement of the breed.

Breeders must thoughtfully select the appropriate stud dog and brood bitch with the emphasis being on improved conformation , temperament and overall health while at all times conforming to the Boerboel Australia Inc. breed standard and the principles of genetics.

The breeder will provide the buyer of each puppy an official Boerboel Australia Inc. birth notice and vaccination card and microchip number at point of purchase.

Bring to the attention of the appropriate authority cases of alleged fraud, dishonesty, cruelty or neglect and not commit such offences themselves

Ensure that when selling or transferring a dog that the necessary signed document/s be provided to the purchaser or transferee

Ensure that all persons acquiring dogs from them clearly understand their responsibilities for the care and welfare of such dogs and they, the new owners, have the time and facilities to undertake their obligations as laid down in this Code of Ethics

Not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertise or mislead any person regarding the performance and/or quality or health of any dog

Any registered Breeder who fails to comply with any of the provisions of the Code of Ethics as detailed above will result in Disciplinary actions be taken against them. Boerboel Australia Inc. board members reserve the right to revoke breeder’s membership.


Boerboel Australia Inc. declares the following:

  • We put the boerboel first
  • We undertake to put the boerboel in its rightful place in the international dog world
  • We undertake to render a world class service
  • We undertake to render a service at an affordable fee, worldwide
  • We undertake to acknowledge and accept certificates of all boerboels of any association into our acceptance register
  • We undertake to accept all boerboels without any previous recorded history into the acceptance register if the relevant boerboel reaches an appraisal score of 80%
  • We undertake to share our knowledge of the boerboel and to conserve and improve the breed.
  • We undertake to train judges and senior judges to be representatives world wide.
  • We undertake to establish a breed improvement scheme that entails an apraisal, temperament test and health report to ensure all boerboels that will be accepted in the breed register Will be of an equal international standard
  • We undertake to record data that will help the development of progeny