Thank you for allowing us to
visit your family. Both Roy and I were very happy
to find your dogs very healthy and very happy. We
were impressed with both the look and the
behavior of the dogs and so this confirmed that we
had made the right decision for choice of breed
I think it was Madala who
confirmed that this breed is the one for me. He
may be old but to me he had unmistakable presence,
wisdom, kindness and understanding - I was very
impressed with his personality.
I loved the playful young energy
of Jubel and his physical look was very
impressive. (Roy is still a little disappointed
that we can't have a male just like him).
Kenya seemed very sweet and had
a physical look we also liked. In fact all your
dogs seemed to have very natural happy
personalities with a strong physical appearance
that reflects all that the breed should be.
Once again thank you for
allowing us to visit your home and we look forward
to hearing from you.
Our family wanted to let you know how much we
appreciate your enthusiasm and tremendous knowledge of
this magnificent breed. We spoke to many different
breeders, some good and some not so good, but you were
far and away the best. You truly breed what we see as
a perfect family companion.
Our new "little" girl is better than we could
have hoped for with our children and friends. She is
also already showing us a very strong guarding
instinct as well, nothing overly aggressive by any
means, but just enough to let people know she means
We appreciate the time and effort you put into
talking with us and listening to our concerns and
needs. I know the extra attention you gave us allowed
you to pair us with the perfect dog to join our
family. Again, I can't tell you how much we
appreciate you and your efforts to perpetuate all the
admirable qualities the South African Boerboel
exemplifies. We will recommend you to all our family
and friends and look forward to buying our next
Boerboel from you.
Joe and Hope
When I decided to get a Boerboel, I did extensive
internet research and
spent many hours looking at different breeders.
Something always brought
me back to the Select Boerboels website though. I
contacted Cammie and
she was more than happy to correspond and answer any
questions I had.
When we both agreed that I was prepared, she helped
me select a good
match with one of her pups. I ended up choosing one
of her older pups at
7 months. It worked out great for me though. Buddy
is his name and he
has turned out to be a wonderful and sweet companion
for me and my
Rhodesian Ridgeback. We both adore him. He just
turned 1 year old and I
look forward to growing with him. He is a beautiful
dog with a wonderful
temperament and gets compliments on either of these
we're out and about. Its been a pleasure dealing
with Cammie and Select
In the beginning it sounded a little strange that
you wanted a description of our pack, to see if
the puppies we wanted to purchase would fit in.
Hindsight is always 20/20 and we have to agree
that you made some wonderful choices on our
The dogs are healthy, beautiful, strong , loyal
and absolutely wonderful with our other dogs
For outsiders they are different, but that is a
I would rate
Cammie as one of the best breeders in USA.
Once I decided to
get a Boerboel I started researching all of the breeders
in North America. I must have spoken with at least 10
or so breeders, of which I didn’t get the feeling that
they were a true breeder. When I say a true breeder I
mean someone that breeds to improve the Boerboel line
not to just breed to make a living. After days of
research I finally came upon Cammie’s web site and
really liked what I saw. After speaking to her about
the available puppies I decided on one of her older
puppies. I am so glad to have found her because she has
given me and my family the best dog in the world. This
is also my 1st time allowing a breeder to
choose a dog for me which I have to say was a little
scary for me. In the past I always selected my dog
myself. So I had to place a great deal of trust in
Cammie that she was selecting the right puppy for us.
Another reason I
rate Cammie a top breeder is how available and
accessible she is and continues to make sure her dog’s
are happy & healthy with their new family. She has
helped us with food management, health questions and
general care about our puppy.
I have worked
with breeders in the past and I have to say Cammie is
truly one of the best out there.
I will always
recommend Cammie to anyone thinking about this breed and
I hope, one day to meet her to show her how our puppy
Your info was given to be
by Cammie from Select Boerboels.
I would like to know if you have
about 10 mins to answer a few questions about your
experience dealing with her and the quality of her
pups. I'm planning in a very near future to obtain a
pup from her so the more references I check the
1) How was your overall experience
dealing with Cammie? How helpful was she before and
after obtaining a pup from her kennel?
Answer: I cannot imagine a
more competent, caring and honest breeder. She has
been utterly reliable in all aspects of her
agreement with me. She is genuinely concerned about
the health and happiness of both owner and dog. My
pup was extremely healthy, strong and alert when she
arrived at my home. In the weeks following the
arrival of my new puppy Cammie was readily available
to answer questions and was actively involved in the
raising of my beautiful girl. I have received
regular emails, phone calls and advice since my
purchase. My dog is an amazing animal. I could not
be more pleased by her beauty, health and
temperament. As all puppies do, my puppy had a
veterinary visit from time to time for typical
reasons--sick to stomach, hurt paw, worms, etc.; in
all cases, Cammie was involved, eager to know
the circumstances and ready to assist as needed.
Her knowledge of the breed is expansive and her
concern and efforts genuine.
2) Was Cammie available to answer all
of your questions during and after your received the
Answer: Please see comments
3) In what condition did the pup
As I stated above, my puppy arrived in perfect
health. I was deeply impressed. I have owned more
than a few dogs in my time from what I
consider "high-quality breeders," and Cammie's
attention to health and training in the early stages
of puppyhood has far exceeded those of my previous
4) What is the temperament of your
Answer: My good friend and
neighbor has purchased three young Boerboels from
Cammie and I have purchased one. I have observed
all four animals on a frequent basis. All four have
distinct personalities, some are more serious than
others. One is quite playful and silly. One is
mischievous and daring, while another puppy is
serious, regal and confident. And finally, my
girl is a bundle of tender sweetness, eager to
please me and adoring of little children. But in
all cases, the dogs are even tempered, stable, safe
and well balanced. Furthermore, Cammie was able to
predict each dog's personality and skillfully
match them to each owner's request.
5) How well does your BB handles
children and strangers (as long they are introduced
Answer: All the Boerboel
puppies I mentioned above have been excellent with
children. I cannot say enough about their good
temperament. I have a 3-year old girl and a
one-year old girl. Both love to play with our BB.
Our dog is now 1 year old and loves the attention
she receives from our baby girls.
6) Are you aware of any abnormalities
in your dog nervous system?
Answer: My dog is a perfect
specimen of health and strength. She has been worth
every penny. I receive endless comments on her
health and beauty from all who see her. The
veterinary clinics in the area all know her by name
and seem genuinely impressed by her beauty.
7) Have your dogs hips been tested?
If so what were the results?
Answer: I have not had her
hips checked yet as she is only one year old. She
is extremely athletic and shows no sign of joint
failure at this time.
8) How big is your BB? Weigh and high
and how agile?
Answer: My BB is identical
in both looks and size to her mother, Legion's Bin 2
Heaven. Although, my dog may be a bit more muscular
like her father, Dopper Madala. When I see pictures
of her mother, I feel as if I am looking at my own
dog. The resemblance is remarkable--they are carbon
copies. She is not finished growing yet and her
weight is still increasing. Last I checked, 2
months ago, she weighed 98 lbs. I prefer to keep
her diet on the lean side so her growth will remain
slow and steady. Which I have learned is extremely
important with large breed dogs.
Her agility is astounding.
Mind you, at various times during the puppy stages,
she was frustratingly clumsy. Her growth spurts are
done and her physical abilities have come full
circle and are quite impressive. I have a handful
of goats that my dog, EZ, watches over and
protects during the day while I am at work. I have
a stack of hay bales that sit near the fence. The
stack is at least waist high and 3-4 feet wide. She
jumps over this without thought. Maybe the height
and distances is not great, but she does this with
such pinache' that it's very impressive. She
literally leaps like a cat, lands on the other side
and saunters away as if it were some simple trick.
It is very impressive looking indeed.
In summary, I can tell you I
paid more for my dog from Cammie than I would have
from other breeders. But I would do so again and
again if I were in need of another Boerboel. Cammie
has been as good as her word and her animals are the
best. Large breed dogs can become quite expensive
when poorly bred and plagued with health
problems. Your success in a acquiring a healthy,
fine tempered animal will be achieved by the choice
of breeder from which you purchase your animal.
Choose the correct breeder and spend the extra money
and you will reap the benefits of a joyful
companion, low veterinary expenses and peace of
mind. Good luck and take care!
I have nothing to say, but wonderful things about Cammie!
She is a stellar breeder! Her dogs are part of her family
and are incorporated into her family's day-to-day life, so
they are well-socialized and accustomed to being around
people and kids.
After months of research (and interviewing over 20
breeders), Cammie was the best breeder -- for us.
She has always been responsive to questions and is very
well-informed about how to care for this exceptional
breed; the well-being of her dogs is of paramount concern
My husband and I, having always owned Rotties and
shepherds, are very comfortable with larger breed
dogs. (Which should be a consideration in terms of you
selecting this breed.)
Odin is much more gentle and "quiet" than my Rottweiler,
"Thor," was for example. Odin is sensitive and needs a lot
of attention. He is not aggressive with new people at all,
in comparison to Thor (now deceased at 13) who was very
dominant and protective of me.
We did take the time to drive to Tenn., and saw the
meticulous conditions Cammie kept her dogs! We really
wanted to "meet" Odin's "parents!" They were also
gentle-natured and again, are always around kids, so they
were very approachable and balanced.
Odin was in *perfect* health and is exceptionally behaved!
He (unlike my female did as a puppy) does NOT tear up our
furniture or things; is good with my cats; and I have
never heard him growl, even with my other dog. As you may
or may not know, they are a stubborn breed, so it is
important to provide a structured, consistent environment
(you will note, Cammie does follow a very disciplined
schedule with her dogs).
Overall, he is exceptionally well behaved, much easier
than any other dog I have ever had, and is VERY sweet
natured with the cutest expressions!
He is starting to guard our environment much, much more,
but is "quiet" about his surveillance strategies!
I am expecting a child, and so far, Odin has exhibited
this "gentle nature" around kids as well.
He is about 110 pounds now (at 8 months).
I have never seen him exhibit ANY anxiety at all, but he
is not left alone all day either; Odin gets a lot of
attention; and I have another dog, a female.
For the record, I don't believe in "bad dogs," I believe
in "bad owners." These are large dogs who are bred to
guard estates, so they need calm, dominate owners who are
(My husband works from home, so Odin is rarely left alone
in his kennel and we also do not believe in boarding my
dogs, so we travel with them as well!)
I have not had his hips tested, but he is very well
I have been very happy with Odin and highly recommend
Cammie's Boerboels! She is an exceptional breeder with
You will not be disappointed by the physical magnificence
and temperament of her dogs.
Best of luck!
has been extremely thorough from the moment we first
spoke. She asked a ton of questions about my living
situation and other dogs, which I am sure is the reason
I ended up with such a perfectly matched Boerboel. I
have no doubt that Cammie would refuse to sell a dog in
a heartbeat if she did not feel the buyer was a good
match for the breed. That speaks to how much she cares
about her program and ALL of the dogs in it.
She is extremely knowledgeable and has always been
available to answer questions since my puppy came home.
My dog's temperament is outstanding and her health is
wonderful. With all of the questionable breeders out
there, we are lucky to have Cammie as our resource. I
would never purchase another Boerboel from
Although I had been a lifelong
dogowner, I had never owned a Boerboel or anything
similar. Instead of urging me headlong into something
I might regret, you were very careful in advising me
of the commitment and effort required in raising one
of these dogs. They definitely can be stubborn and
headstrong at times, and you cautioned me in this
regard. I think it takes an extra measure of
integrity and honesty to tell a prospective purchased
why she/he might NOT want the dog, instead of only
those reasons which reinforce one's initial
inclination to buy the dog.
Thanks for a great dog, and
for all the advise about feeding, care, etc.
I have been interested
in South African Boerboels for the past 8 years. Due to
the needs of the Army I was not in a position to have
one until 4 months ago. Over the past years I have done
extensive research for the perfect breeder; two years
ago I found Cammie. Her dedication to the betterment of
the breed, focus on temperament and health really
impressed me. But what sets Cammie apart is her emphasis
on socialization; her pack lives with her, her breeding
dogs are obedience trained and Canine Good Citizen
certified. While I was deployed in Iraq, Cammie told me
that she had a 6 month old puppy she thought would be
perfect for my family. I still had 5 months before I
returned home. Cammie said it was no problem for her to
raise and train Riley until I re-deployed.
Riley is an amazing
dog. He is beautiful, everyone who sees him comments on
how impressive he is. His temperament is very sweet and
gentle but he is always on watch and alerts me when he
sees something out of place. He loves his sister, my 3
year old Boxer; they play together all the time. He
instinctively took to my neighbors’ 4 year old
daughter. He paid little attention to the adults and
followed the little girl around. He is everything I
wanted in a Boerboel.
Select Boerboels are the benchmark for the breed.
Cammie is wonderful to work with and I would recommend
her to anyone seriously interested in the breed.
Melanie and Brian
Cricket and Riley