The Boerboel is typically a healthy breed, and a responsible breeder will screen breeding stock for health conditions such as elbow and hip dysplasia, heart disease, and two disorders that affect the eyelids: ectropion and entropion. As with all breeds, a Boerboel’s ears should be checked regularly, and the teeth brushed often.

Recommended Health Tests from the SABBS, BEU, NABBA, BI:

  • DNA profiles of both parents
  • The dog has been micro-chipped
  • The parents’ test results for genetically hereditary diseases (e.g. hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, vaginal hyperplasia and entropion/ectropion – eye conditions).
  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Veterinary certification that the dog’s inoculations are up to date.

Read for exampel the Club and Breeding Regulations BEU