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Here is a picture of the breed that I just ordered.  He is a South African Boerboel.  Males weigh between 140-180lbs and they are used to herd cattle and protect livestock from African predators.  I have always had Rottweilers in the past, after the last one died, I decided to try a new breed.  Supposedly these dogs live longer than any other large breed, 15yrs is not uncommon, they also are not prone to any breed specific ailments.  They have excellent hip point scores for a large breed dog.  He will be born in Oct and put on a plane to me in Jan.  His name will be Zulu unless one of you guys know an African name that sounds better.  And please, no comments like my friend made "You spent that much for a dog that looks like somebody bred a Rott with a Golden Retriever".  Defineately not a cheap dog, but they are said to be a great breed and I will defineately be the only one on my block with one!     

 



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I hope he speaks english.

 

I found a web site with a bunch of Afrikaan names and there meaning.

 

 

Dume (Du-may) The bull (Kenya)
Fela Warlike  (West African)
Gamba  Warrior
Ghali Expensive (Kiswahili)
Gahiji Hunter
Jafari (Jah-far-ri) Dignified (Swahili)
Jabari  Brave, Strong hearted (Swaziland)
Kashka Friendly     (Nigeria)
Nyack (Ni-ack) Strong hearted, one who will never give up
Rafiki Friend (Kiswahili)
Sadiki  Faithful
Shombay (Shawm-bay) He who walks like a lion (Swahili)
Tafari (Ta-fa-re) He who inspires awe (Ethiopian Amharic
Tahir (ta-here) Pure  (Arabic-Egypt)
Tegene My protector  (Ethiopia)
Zulu Heaven, an Ethnic group in South Africa
Zuri Beautiful  (Kiswahili)
Zuhri Good looking  (Swahili)
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great looking dog !!!

I too have always had rotts... 5 to date (4 females and one male) 2 died or had to be put down before they were 4 yrs old, one before she was 8. I had a huge male that developed diabetis and was on insulin for the last 2 yrs of his life... he died at 11.(2 of the 5 were rescues,2 were show quality bitches that cost about 1K each, and one was the offspring of my parent's "K-9 certified" former Palisade, Co. PD patrol dog. Only one of the females still survives and she is 8 and still seems to be going strong.

I too have decided to try another breed and was thinking about a berneise mountain dog... but i'm intrigued about this Boerboel.... is there anything online about them??.... and just curious ... aprox. how much is he going to cost?

my oldest dog to date is a rott/gsd cross, and she is 13 going on 3... very young acting and looking (very little grey) and spry for her age .... by the way, her name is Knewt.   
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and for a name ... I'll throw in "Simba" which means lion .... I think in swahili
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Knewt, I sent you some detailed info on the private messenger.

 

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I'd like to know more about the Boerbel too, I have 2 English Mastiffs and they aren too short lived.  8 years tops and I paid $1400 for both of them.  The older one "Bilbo" is 5 and he probably won't last 2 more years.  I bathe him every 2 days and he stinks to high heaven.  The Spanish vet says he's dying, done blood work on him everything just old age.  If you can call 5 old. 

 

They have personalitys like your kids, they are fantastic, but it kills me to think I will have to go through 10-15 more of them before I die.

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