In S.A we have a breed of dog called a "boërbull". This is basically a cross between the following:
Pit bull, bull terrier, bull mmastiv i don't know if that's spelt correctly) and a boxer.
This is a pure S.A breed and
have a special acc. for them. They are rrecognisedby the SPCA which is our version of kennel club. these dogs are relatively
large by nature due to the breeds used. I have a boërbull and am proud to say that she wins the anual dog show every year for
the biggest Boërbull in the country. Wieghing in at 114 KG you can imagine the size. I have photo's.
there are two drawbacks to this hound though:
1. Without adiquate training and disipline the dogs
have a tendency to be aggresive, not like pit bulls although that is the same gene pool but non the less very
2. Due to the fact that the breed was spliced by man and the fact
that there are only so many in the country, basically all boërbulls are related to one another. Becuase of this they seem to
all have a hip displacement problem. When they sit, if not trained they tend to sit to the one side and wether the correct
training was given or not, when they get old the hip gives in.
My "Mella" is just about to have
puppies and then she will have to be put down. She is 10 years old now and the hip has gone and when this stage of there life
comes there become iraterratic unstable, Don't get me wrong I love my dog but 7 years of traitraining winning has taken
it's toll and the time has come for the next generation.
I will miss her so much...