A breeding done by crossing two dogs known also known as purebreds selectively in order to breed a dog of a distinct variety.

Recorded lineage is documented on paperwork or listed with organizations and this is known as pedigreed.


Different people or organizations have their own definitions of what a pedigree or purebred/pedigree dog is.

Some people use the terms pedigree and purebred interchangeably as we did in the previous sentence.  

-To others, purebred means the animal’s parents are of the same breed, whereas pedigree means its breeding history has been recorded.

-The actual document that records ancestors used in the selective breeding of animals.


is the result of a name earned after a male dog has finally become responsible for

contributing to the birth of a litter in which he is now technically the father of.


Is the result of a name earned after a female dog has finally become a full-fledged mom due

 to the result of a the birth of a litter in which she is now technically the mother.


This term helps refer to any group of puppies 2 or more that were born at the same time

and belong to the same sire and dam as another puppy

Kennel Club

kennel clubs are also referred to as ‘all-breed clubs’, although “all” means only those breeds that they have decided to recognize, and “breed” means purebred dogs, not including dog hybrids and crossbreeds or mixed-breed dogs. A club that handles only one breed is known as a breed club

So, in short the Primary focus is to retain recognized purebred dogs, preserve pedigrees, regulate dogs shows and events to provide a “standard” for a species of dog.

Breed Club

Breed clubs are associations or clubs with activities centered on a single and specific breed of a particular species of domesticated animal. The purpose of the association will vary with the species of animal and the goals and needs of the members of the association.

 breed club members are dedicated to the education, training, care, and overall well-being of that breed. Experts who are more than willing to share advice are often included among breed club members. Getting involved is a great way to learn more about your dog, as well as the history and future of your breed.

Did You Know?

They are excellent guardians, though they can be quite overprotective.

and socialization makes them a poor choice for novice owners.

Even so, they are still considered to be a rarer breed. After all like previously mentioned before they were almost extinct until the late 90’s 

it is not unheard of for Boerboels to weigh well over 200 pounds.

as they can be aggressive toward other dogs, especially those of the same sex and breed.

They even weigh as much as Great Danes although they are significantly shorter in stature.

but their exact ancestry is not well known even though the origins of their history have been around for quite some time.

Only the strongest dogs were able to survive the harsh climate and conditions in South Africa, and they became some of the ancestors of what is known to be the modern Boerboel.

It has made a comeback after breed enthusiasts began an extreme effort to restore the Boerboel in the 1980s.