Spitsvuur Boerboels, breeders of Boerboels, or the African Mastiff, for export of healthy puppies and mature dogs all over the world.


spitsvuur-header.jpg Thank you for visiting the Spitsvuur Boerboel site to share something of our vision and mission for breeding these remarkable Boerboels and especially for the Spitsvuur Boerboels to be bred in the future. We are farmers, living and working on our farm in the Heilbron district of South Africa, about 160km south of Johannesburg, in the area where the Boerboel originated.

My name is Lukas van Vuuren and my wife is Estna. Our son in law is Carel Terre’Blanche and his wife, our daughter, is Betsie. Both Carel and Betsie are currently appraisers and working towards becoming senior appraisers. Carel and Betsie just took over the running of the total Spitsvuur kennel, but Lukas will still be involved in the breeding.  Feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail.

Carel & Betsie Terre'Blance                                                    Bets and Carel Terre’Blance (New managers on Spitsvuur)

Lukas & Estna van Vuuren                                                                         Lukas and Estna van Vuuren. (Retired)

As South African farmers we were in the privileged position to grow up with the Boerboel. We know the dog and the dog’s capabilities. As a young boy I owned Boerboels and went on numerous hunts with Boerboels, and I experienced the harsh selection of this marvelous farm dog first hand. It is a tremendous privilege to be involved in the  breeding and selection of the unique Boerboel dog. This privilege brings a certain responsibility with it: To preserve and enhance the qualities that made this Boerboel breed stand out as something special. I feel and acknowledge this responsibility, and will endeavor to breed my Boerboels in such a way that whilst improving all the necessary traits, the very important, non conformational, traits such as health and especially temperament is not neglected.

In the rural farm areas of our country where we live, a guard dog is a necessity. We also needed guard dogs and the natural choice was the Boerboel. With my background in genetics and breeding it was inevitable that I had to start breeding and improving the Boerboel. This breeding operation started small and slowly but grew into a passion to preserve and improve the wonderful Boerboel breed. On the pages to follow you will learn more of the passion for improving our dogs while marketing them with honesty and integrity.

Buying a dog unseen from a stranger on a different continent is a very uncertain and risky business. If I had to put myself in that position I would want to deal with somebody that is forthcoming with all the negative points of every dog as well. In the testimonials you will note that a few of the buyers mention the fact that I told them all about the negative points beforehand so that they do not get any bad surprise when the dog gets out of the crate. On the website I also mention negative characteristics because “there is a bit of bad in the best of them.” I do that so that every buyer can make a calculated decision on his future matings. This will result in better progress with breeding the Boerboels, so that breeders (including me) could buy better dogs in future to complement their own breeding program.

Boerboel breeding started as a hobby but developed into a business. I still get my satisfaction from the fact that the new owner of the dog enjoys his dog and the dog is as good as, or better, than he expected. I could only allocate the right dog to the right owner if I know his preferences. It therefore helps me a lot to know what you need.

Please enjoy our website and see it as an honest effort to convey the facts about every dog in such a way that you could pick the right dog. If you want more information you are welcome to ask. Please feel free to contact us by phone or email.

Bets Terreblanche (Manager)
Lukas van Vuuren (Adviser)
Spitskop Box 82 Heilbron, 9650 South Africa
Tel: Bets cellphone +27 792763023

Lukas cellphone: +27 83 458 9345 


16 responses

  1. matt

    how can i get a puppy?

    18/10/2013 at 10:19 pm

  2. Paul

    Hi I’m most interested in your wonderfull dogs
    Could you please share how you feed your dogs they have great body and bone .i hope I here from you !!!
    Thanks Paul

    23/10/2013 at 12:48 am


    I am impressed with your dogs, I am Looking to buy a black female boerboel in about 7 months, preferably an offspring of Ramkat because of his striking features. Can u add me to the waiting list and send details of the cost and paperwork to my mail.

    24/10/2013 at 6:31 pm

  4. Mauro

    Dear Lucas,

    I write you from Roma italy.
    I’m looking for a black puppy, i would like to see foto or video from The puppies of elevation fios x spitsvuur dee.

    Best Regards


    Inviato da iPhone

    19/01/2014 at 11:51 am

  5. Tony Hodges

    Is there a breeding going to happen with magic x mandy..if so I will be very interested

    19/01/2014 at 4:09 pm

    • They were mated a few months ago and I kept all the puppies. The puppies are very impressive, just a bit big. Mandy is due again soon, but this time I will do another mating, just to get a bit of variation.

      20/01/2014 at 7:50 pm

  6. Mustafaa R Muhammed

    Hello Mr Lukas van Vuuren, my name is Mustafaa from Philadelphia pa USA. I’m interested in buying a boerboel puppy. BLK Protective male or female. 02/02/2014 .

    02/02/2014 at 8:31 am

  7. My daughter has one black male puppy for sale from Spitsvuur Ramkat and Ursula. She lives near Houston, Texas. http:facebook.com/margret.laurion and https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10250230_860035074013022_7609170919938381991_n.jpg. She’s not trying to compete, but an American might be interested if your list is too long.

    08/05/2014 at 5:37 am

  8. Tim in U.S.A.

    Hello Mr. Lucas.

    I sent you an e-mail a few weeks ago inquiring about male pups, but have not yet received a reply. Do you have any male pups available? Please feel free to respond to my e-mail address with any current or future breedings. I would very much appreciate it.

    Thank you sir.


    05/06/2014 at 4:52 am

    • Tim,

      I am having a lot of trouble with my internet. In future I will answer this email address much better, for I have now fixed it. I do have a few mature males available, but the male puppies are bound by the waiting list, except when I sell a litter from a beginner with good dogs. that happens about twice a year. You can just contact me directly.

      22/07/2014 at 6:59 am

  9. Collins Okwor

    Hello Lucas,

    What is the shipping cost to Lagos, Nigeria?

    17/08/2015 at 1:34 pm

  10. Joel

    I want to buy a boerboel, do you have any now? To me size is MOST important. As you are professionals in the field please advice on your kind of pup i should get. I love HUGE dogs. I am in Nairobi- Kenya. Also please advice on shipping. Your timely response will be highly appreciated.

    18/09/2015 at 9:13 am

  11. Joseph Miloscia

    Tyson responding well to steroid treatments!
    What pups do you have availabla

    22/02/2018 at 8:12 pm

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