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Dearest Attie

Just wanted to send you a picture of Chef and I at our first

Test / Competition.

It’s a test which all dogs have to pas so that they can qualify to take part in dog sport.

We passed the test and are now allowed to take part in competitions here in Germany.

Lots of Love,


6 May 2012


28th September Chef is going to take part in his first outward competition in the sport “Obedience”.




Hi Attie,
It's been years since I've talked to you. I just wanted to let you know that the wonderful you dog you gave us nearly 9 years ago passed away yesterday. Autzen was a great dog and brought many years of joy to our home. Reliable, dependable and just a big goofy puppy even as a senior citizen. He was happy, healthy boy right up until very last day when he was suddenly struck by uncontrollable seizures. Far better way to go than a long, drawn out bout with sickness or disease. We're going to miss him so much. Thank you for allowing this great boy into our life.


Matt and Megan Schreiner
May 2011




Hi Attie,

We just wanted you to see a recent picture of Suri. She is a GREAT dog, and is WONDERFUL with all 3 of our girls!!! People stop us all the time to find out what breed she is. She has such a sweet personality. All the kids and dogs on our street love her!!

John and Laney Hanley

Laney Hanley

Have a Great Day!!!

May 2011


Suri and family



We continue to appreciate this great dog - he is a very good companion of the entire family!


May 2011

Ziggy enjoying the tender love and care of pretty little Linus


we went camping last year and Ziggy was not so happy with the temperatures.. but Oskar and Linus kept him company:



Oskar and Linus have a shining moment together with Ziggy.


Hi Attie,
Here are some pictures of our new pup Kimba with grandaughter Alexa.
She was checked out fine with our vet. and starts puppy school in a week or so.
At ten weeks she seems to be the boss of our two much older shepherds.
She is at 24 lbs. now and has good sleeping and eating habits. Everything
is working out better than expected. Thanks so much and I will send pictures later
when she is a little older.


May 2011


Alexa with Kimba


Hi Attie,

Not sure if my wife ever sent you pictures of our pup Lily, but thought I’d share. I believe she was one of the last of her litter from December 08 and is now just over two and right around 100 – 105 pounds…She’s doing great and is an awesome addition to our family!!

Thanks again for everything, hope all is well…

Eric G.


21 February 2011




Dearest Attie
I hope your well, how is Mozambique?
Just a quick pic of my boys Timon & Chef; their afternoon snooze.


7 February 2011




Hello Attie,

We took Aziza to an appraisal during the North American Tour 2010. She did well with a score of 85%. She looks just like Mitzi. When we take her on walks in public places, you can hear people saying “ooh, look at the dog, she looks like a tiger”. Aziza loves to stalk and has a nose like a bloodhound. She would make a fine tracking dog. In my humble opinion, she was by far the nicest female at the appraisal. I must not be wrong because…TAHDAH…. she got a ribbon for highest score of the day! The judges (1 from Sweden and 2 from South Africa) were very complimentary of her personality and her obedience. The USA coordinator called Aziza a red brindle. She said she loved the color and they rarely see one so rich. We will do another appraisal this year. I expect her score to increase as she fills out more. Attached are pictures from the Christmas snow.

Many thanks,

Lindsay and Clay Harrison

Jefferson GA.

February 2011




Hi Attie
Chef, 6 months,40 kg.
His first winter.
Luv Freia


9 January 2011


Chef in Germany


Attie –

I wanted to let you know that the puppy arrived and everything is good. I appreciate your help and guidance.

Wes Waddell






Greetings! I'm a friend of Steph's & she wanted that I should let you know her pup has arrived safe & sound. She's having computer problems, so isn't able to contact you herself although I'm sure she'll drop you a line as soon as she gets her stuff straightened out.

As an aside, I had the privilege to work a bitch from you (Baden Remy) in protection, many years ago. She was one of the nicest Boerboels we've worked, & my best protection dog is a son of her's.. Kala is probably the most-titled Boerboel in the world. If nothing else, he has a *Perfect* temperament & has been a great working dog -I've taken him to work with multiple Police Departments here in the DC Metro area, & have won nearly every Protection Tournament I've put him in, even competing against more traditional breeds.
Sadly, he's getting old & has been retired now.. even though I doubt I'll ever see another working mastiff near his incredible caliber, he is a much-treasured companion.
I always enjoy hearing about dogs I have produced, & thought you might enjoy hearing about Remy.. anything you might be able to share about either of her parents would be most appreciated!
Hope all is well with you & your's, Tashi


Stephanie Slater, New York. 22 July 2010. Puppy Custos

This pic was taken in the local gas station.. He was snoozing in my lap on Wednesday night after picking him up.

Little Custos arrived without a hitch on wednesday. He is so beautiful!! Thank you so much for blessing me with such a sweet and smart dog. He is almost completely housebroken Already! I attached a picture from my phone i took at work . I hope you like it..
Love you,


HI Attie...
This is a picture of Barkley from about 6 weeks ago. He is 105 pounds now and is unbelievably sweet...he LOVES people and other dogs. As of this morning he decided he loves the water!!! I'll try to remember tomorrow to bring my Blackberry to the Beach and take pictures of him for you.

Until then, I hope all is well on your end.

Thank you again for sending us such a special dog!!!





Jock working well in obedience! Hope you are well yourself!


22nd May 2010



Hi Attie!

Nesta arrived yesterday. Delta kept her overnight in Atlanta and shipped her yesterday instead of the 19th. After several hours of dealing with customs we were able to get her out. El Salvador customs is unbelievable! I took more time to get her out of customs than the flight from Atlanta. She's now here with us and she looks very happy. She wags here tail and is adapting very well. When we got home she ate a nice portion of ground beef and a meaty collar bone...she hasn't finished that yet...
She is very social and familiar, she already met almost all the family and we are so excited to have her home! I think she is a little jetlag still, which makes her sleepy in the afternoons.
Thank you so much for our lovely dog!


22nd May 2010



Hello Attie,

We just wanted to send you a few pictures of our wonderful puppy. We love him. We don't know what our life would be without him. He is truly taken in as a family member. His is wonderful with children and has a perfect temperament. He loves to meet and greet people. We ALWAYS get compliments on his appearance. He was born Feb. 27, 2009. These pictures were taken around his 1st birthday he is weighing around 120lbs. We take him to our family ranch he loves the interaction between the other animals and the other dogs. We couldn't ask for anything more in a dog. Thank you again. We are so happy.

Thank you,
Breann Moen
1st May 2010



Hello Attie,

It has been a while since we have had the chance to speak. Just wanted to
send you some updated pictures of Tjaka. He is almost 2.5 years old. He is
the centre of everyone's world and quite enjoys that status :)

Thank you again.

Toronto, Canada
26 April 2010



Hi Attie,
We got our first snow in 10 years. Here are two pictures of vena with my mother.




Hi Attie:

We recently celebrated Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and my family is thankful that we purchased our Boerboel pup "Nelson" from Attie Badenhorst. Nelson will be 4 months old on 12/25 Christmas Day, and he is growing fast. He now weighs over 45 lbs (20 kg). He eats very healthy (no table scraps), and his favorite daily meal is raw chicken. Everyone comments on how gorgeous and calm he is. He loves to play and has his rowdy puppy moments, but most of the time he acts extremely mature for 3 1/2 months. His temperament is impeccable!

He has slept every night beside my bed and has not gone to the bathroom in the bedroom for over a month. He is almost completely house broken and rarely has an accident in the house. When you shipped him and said that he had never been on a leash, I was a little worried. However, from the first day he arrived, he has been perfect on a leash, and he enjoys our daily walks. I only use the leash when we leave our 3 acres. I do not even need a leash on our property, because he always stays close to me. I was apprehensive about buying a puppy sight unseen from so far away, but Nelson has far exceeded all of my hopes. His protective instincts are already showing when a stranger approaches too quickly. Otherwise, he is very friendly with people.

Below are some pictures of Nelson and some of his playmates. Thank you very much Attie. We love Nelson, and you can rest assured that he has a great home.


Kent Witt


Baden Nelson and playmate

Ruka is settling in just fine. Here are some recent pictures.
Take care,
Britt & Ty



I have attached a few photos of Jock!

Christina, USA




I wanted to send a little note to let you know how good our pup 'Saxon' is doing. He is well beyond our expectations to the point of possibly being the best dog on the planet. We've had him for about 10 months now (100 pounds); he puts on about 10 pounds a month. I think that my wife Addie and Saxon fell in love with eachother the instant the airport staff rolled his crate out. He's recently graduated his obedience school & is the star of the show where ever we take him. He has zero aggression toward people or other animals, except for the moles & squirrels in the backyard, but his bark is loud & deep enough to do an effective job at guarding. My worry of him attacking our cats was put to bed after one good swat to the nose & now they're all best friends. I really cant say enough good things about this dog & everyone he meets wants to know where he came from. When doing research about the breed people said 'Once a boerboel, always a boerboel' & it's true for my wife & me. There is no way we'd get another boerboel from anyone but you. Thank you again for answering all my bothersome e-mails - You told me not to worry & now I know I didnt need too. We've sent some pictures of Saxon since he's been with us. You'll hear from us in a few months when it's time to get him a playmate (I'm sure you'll get some more e-mails in helping me pick the right friend for him). Hope all is well.

Joseph -




Hi Attie

Just wanted to let you know that Baden Lucille "Lucy" is doing good. She appears to be a very stable and good-natured puppy. This is a picture of Lucy with my wife three days after arriving at our home. Lucy's favorite member of our family is my five year old son. She wags her entire body every time she sees him.





Hi Attie! It's Jessica from Bigfork, Montana, USA. I just wanted to update you on Barkley, now 2 1/2 years old and over 150 pounds. He is doing GREAT. He is my constant shadow when I am outside the house, even leaving the other dogs (and even food!) if I am out and about in the yard. He will accompany me to the hen house to check for eggs and patiently waits outside the door for me to check on my chickens and gather eggs. He will occasionally get an egg as a treat, I think that's a big reason he comes along! In the house, his favorite place to be is stretched out on the living room floor. He rarely comes into my room but recently when the service man came to install another connection in my home office for the internet, Barkley came back here and laid down between me and the service man and did not take his eyes off him the entire time. I was amazed as I did not call him back here with me. I guess he just felt better being back here with me.

Occasionally Barkley comes to town with me and he never fails to get attention, which he loves. He is very mellow and will lie down at my feet (usually ON my feet!) and soak in all of the attention as if he were the king of his own little world.

I just wanted to let you know that Barkley is such a perfect dog for me and I feel safe with him here and he is loved and adored by our family and friends and admired by strangers.

Attie, thanks again for choosing such a wonderful pup for me. I love him very much and he is my "little" baby!
Jessica Jochen
Bigfork, MT




Dear Attie,
I just wanted to let you know that Nina is doing fantastically well and has exceeded our wildest dreams in every way. Of course, she is stunningly beautiful, but we are shocked at what she can do.
Nina has: 1) No indoor accidents, as of two days ago. (We have been kind, but vigilant in taking her out and teaching her to tell us when she needs to go. We follow the guidelines from your website and are never harsh or angry with her.)
She knows and consistently can:
2) Sit
3) Stay
4) Come
6) knows No, and always complies immediately!
7) Quiet
7) she knows Speak, which is a crowd pleaser!
It is all so cute; I promise to send video when I can.

After the second day she slept through the night. She voluntarily goes in her crate at the appropriate times. She loves to go to shops and ride in cars. She walks on the lead well and almost heels correctly all the rime. She loves the cats (and it's mutual, which is bizarre to us!) and she is best friends with our formerly grumpy middle-aged dachshund. It sounds like too much to be believed, but she has actually cheered our entire household up. She loves the children and they are crazy about her. Everywhere we go people stop to ask us about and/or compliment her. It is ridiculous!

So you have given us the perfect Boerboel and we cherish her and THANK YOU from the bottoms of our hearts!!
I'll keep you posted.
Kindest Regards,

10 October 2008



HI, how are you? I am attaching a head shot of Jock that someone took. I hope you like it! So many people love him when they meet him. I almost feel as if I should have some business cards of yours so I can hand them out. Everyone wants to know where he came from and who the breeder is!




Hi, I am sending you some pictures of Jock! This is his first swim in the “big” pond! Thanks, Christina - USA

Hi, I am sending you some pictures of Jock! This is his first swim in the “big” pond! Thanks, Christina - USA



Here is a picture of Jock catching us dinner!




Dear Attie,
We would like to thank you again for such a wonderful dog. Musa will be 8 months in 1 week. At 7 months he weighed 110 lbs, so who knows how much he weighs now! Anyways, his temperment is absolutely perfect!!! He is doing great in dog classes. In fact, last week he received the dog of the week ribbon. We couldn't ask for any better dog. Thanks ever so much!!!
Shawn and Anna Pierce
Winchester, Virginia

PS~ The female dog is Zuri. She is 2 weeks younger than Musa. Sadly, we had multiple problems with the breeder that we got her from but she is doing much better now. We strongly recommend you as a breeder to everyone!!!!! THANKS!!!


Baden Envy - 9th April 2008 - Boston, USA

Hi Attie,

Hope this email finds you & your family well. Just wanted to send you some updated pictures of Envy, I can't believe she's going to be 3 y/o this August. She's quite the snow dog, you'd never know she came from Africa. Her temperament as always is wonderful. Envy has taken up singing and loves to watch Animal Planet, although she'll only growl when she see's elephants.

Take care, enjoy the pictures!!

Rosina Barrasso



Hello Attie,

Once again I would like to thank you for sending us this fantastic puppy.
We have named him Tjaka. At 4months and 1 week his weight is 56lbs. He is
a very well natured dog.

I have attached a few pictures.

Thank you,

Rupinder S. Ubbi


Baden Tjaka at 4 months - 25 March 2008 - North York, Ontario

Hi Attie,

In my previous e-mail I mentioned that we were in the middle of a blizzard when Hodor's plane arrived to Boston. He had no trouble landing, but for the first 24 hours he was very upset about how cold it was outside and didn't want to step on the snow. However, he's really turned around. He loves playing in the snow now that he knows he'll get to warm up in front of the fireplace after the play. I really couldn't be more happy with his temperment. He loves everyone he meets, and he is always very excited to play with any other dog (no matter their size or sex). Thank you so much for sending me such a great puppy. We start obedience school in 2 weeks, and I'll update you when I see how he does with that.

Steven in Boston

18 December 2007



Dear Attie,
Happy Holiday...and thank you for the wonderful dog you sold us. We love our puppy whom we have named JUMBA MANZILLI - the attached picture is about a month old -
I'll email you a new one tomorrow - the baby now weighs 100+ pounds - is 5 1/2 months old - and growing nicely.
He is the envy of all the dogs in the neighborhood.
We get comments like -
He is a gorgeous animal!
He moves like a lion!
What a fantastic specimen!
What muscles that dog has!
Now we are looking for a female puppy of breeding quality.
I see on your website that Talita and Bucho have a litter of 7 puppies born on 20 October - 2 female and 5 male puppies. They can be shipped from 22 December 07. Do you recommend a female from this litter or should we wait til January.
If so, please send us pictures of the puppy.
thank you again, for sending us such a wonderful dog.
Susan and Gary Kolb


Baden Jumba


Good Morning Attie!

It has been truly too long. We are all well, and living in Florida. Sefu and Kenya are doing well, and are the stars of the show where ever we go. EXCELLENT with our grandchild Darian. They are inseperable! Here is a photo enclosed of Darian and Sefu out "frog hunting". Sefu and kenya are 4 years old now and doing GREAT!

Best Regards

Tremaine and Sharon Johnson



Dear Attie

Hello and how are you. I wanted to let you know how
great it has been owning this Magnificent Boerboel
Pluto. People always compoliment on how beautiful he
is. Recently he went to a SABT appraisal and scored
83.1% at 11months. His score also earned him the merit
award. There was also another boerboel there from your
kennel Deisel he scored the highest score of the day
84.8 at 13 months. I know that you must be proud to
produce such great companions. Attached are some
recent pictures of him feel free to put them on the
site.Also visit his website
Life is boerboel good
Best regards

Jordan Pittman


Hi Attie,
Hope all is well with you & your Boerboel family. We bought a puppy from you just over 2 years ago and wanted to send you some pictures. Her name is Baden Shani and she's a very Awesome Boerboel & loved very much. Thank you so much for your outstanding quality we received from you. We get lots of compliments about her and are very proud to tell people we got her from you. ....................
Thanks Again!
Kind Regards,
Jen & Ron
USA-Scottsdale, AZ

Hi Attie,
Baden Simba is almost three years old and I thought I would send you some photos of how handsome he is. As you can see, he has a very tough life lounging around with the family. I hope all is well and hope we can get another one soon!

Carolyn Leigh and Krisztian Romvari, California


Baden Zulu belongs to John Sebring, USA


Hi Attie,
How are you? Zulu just turned 4 and I thought I'd send you a couple pics. He's a great dog, thanks.



Dear Attie

How are you and your Family? It has been a long time
since we last spoke. I have been doing fine and pluto
is doing extremely well! This i a magnificent dog much
much more than I ever anticipated. I will attach some
pictures feel free to put them on the website. I would
love to see him withthe rest of your boerboels as
pluto is very special. Speaking of the website I still
check it regularly. Litters must be moving quickly.

Yesterday i attended a dog show hosted by the
westminister kennel club. At the moment they don't
acccept boerboels but Pluto and I attended any way.
Pluto is a definite show stopper. Several times we
found ourselves surround by people asking what kind of
dog he was and commenting about what a handsome puppy.
It made me proud to own such a great dog.

Best regards
Jordan Pittman
East Cleveland

Good Evening Attie,
Here are a couple of pictures of JaJa at a year,
She has passed her puppy classes and her on leash training.
Next up will be her off leash training between 18 months and 2 years. She is an outstanding dog and the topic of conversation wherever we go. She is very protective of our home and my wife and I.
She just loves kids and thinks it is play time whenever sees a child. Attie, we cannot thank you enough for blessing our family with such a great dog!

Kindest Regards,


Hi Attie,

Sorry its been so long since the last time I wrote, here are some of the most recent pictures of Envy. Her temperament is, as always was, still excellent. She & one of my nieces have bonded as you can tell in the picture. My parents treat her like another grandchild. Paul & I have spoiled her a little to much :) …… She has to sleep between us w/ her head on a pillow…..its pretty amazing, she thinks she's human….LOL

Her protective character has really developed well, due to her reactions, I pay more attention to my surroundings, when I usually wouldn't. She has a bark that would make the strongest man, question what's behind the door.

We are planning to have her registered through Jean Minnaar/ SABT- U.S., from Arizona. I think I have all the paperwork that I need to register her, if not I'll contact you.

Thank you again to you & your family for sending us such a beautiful baby girl !! We love her....

Rosina & Paul Barrasso
Boston, MA

Hello, Attie!

We would like to thank you again for our puppy obtained last November!

Rocky is now 6 months old and weighs 110 lbs.! He is an exceedingly handsome dog as noted by everyone who sees him! We swear we can see him grow while we watch.

He is everything we could have hoped for in a Boerboel. Thank you for making this possible!

Best to you,

Bob and Maggie Leavitt

Baden Giles

Hello Attie,

Here is Giles who is now at his 9 month mark. He is well over 138 pounds. Very smart and that "sixth" sense of his kicks in with all of us in the family as well as outsiders. WE LOVE Giles very much. Couldn't ask for a better breed!! And can't wait to get another Baden playmate. Again Thank You!

Dear Attie,
Sorry we haven’t kept in communication during this past year….We have been very busy.We wanted to send you a few photos of FRED. Last week was his 1st birthday.
He is the best dog we have ever had…His temperament, attitude, features and love are unbelievable.
He is still growing but at 1yr. (today) is he about 150 lbs and beautiful.
We wanted to thank you so much for sending him to us and working with us to get him here at such a difficult time of the year (Christmas).
Hope all is well with you…..we will keep in touch!!
Thanks again.
Mark Sansom and Kelly Trimble

Hi Attie,
Baden Sima is coming up on his one year birthday and he is the most handsome stud around. Thank you so much for such a wonderful dog.

I was curious what the age of your oldest Baden has been? How long could we guess to have Baden Simba around?

Here are some pictures of him. We love him so much!

Carolyn Leigh and Krisztian


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