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

Spitsvuur Ramkat

Today 18 March 2018, we had to say Goodbye to our precious boy Ramkat. It was such a pleasure and privilege to have had him in our lives. Rest in peace old boy, you will be missed.

Spitsvuur Ramkat (94.7%) Born 14/12/08. Hips 1-2. Elbows 0-0. Shoulder height 65.5 cm. Ec- + entropion free. Provincial Champion and class winner at National Boerboel Show. (With his new score of 94.7% he again moved ahead of his progeny. He has got quite a few yearlings with scores way better than 90%. His oldest 12 progeny are already appraised. The 4 males scored an average of 91.6% and the 8 females scored on average 88.6%. )

Caberet Pavarotti (93.3%) x Spitsvuur Radja (82.8%). Spitsvuur Ramkat took the Boerboel world by storm. He is so extremely impressive, and his coat is so shiny black, that people love him very much. His progeny has now started to contribute to his extreme popularity. People that have seen some of his progeny, now believe that he is the best source of strength, heads and muscle in the Boerboel breed. He is now used much more frequently than before.

It is hard to describe the abilities of a legend: Spitsvuur Ramkat is an extremely wide and strong dog with a head that is very close to perfect, and a neck, chest, top, rump and legs that are very correct. Although he himself is medium size, he produced sons that range from 66 to 74 cm. If something negative must be said about him, it is the fact that he could leave too much volume and weight on his progeny. He must not be used on the wide, stocky, heavily muscled females. Ramkat, like his father Pavarotti, is a very, very good mover. He is very light on his feet and he has got a kind temperament.


129 responses

  1. Rory

    Gorgeous! WOuld like to get a pup off of him that looks just like him!

    18/08/2012 at 8:30 am

    • Rory, unfortunately the waiting list for his puppies is quite long. Fortunately he left a lot of progeny that are very promising.

      23/12/2012 at 8:38 pm

    • I have an offspring of one of ramkats offsprings. Basically Ramkat is my pups grandpa, my boerboels mom was an offspring of ramkat. AMAZING genetics. View his pictures on http://www.instagram.com/southafricanmastiff

      20/09/2014 at 8:13 pm

      • Jordan,
        My internetconnection is not good enough to see the photos of your dog, but we are currently finding exceptional progeny where Ramkat appears more than once in the pedigree.

        12/01/2015 at 4:04 pm

  2. Jennifer

    We emailed you a couple days ago regarding being put on a waiting list for puppies, we are located near Seattle, Washington (USA) Would like one this fall or spring. Any info would be much appreciated. Thank you.

    07/10/2012 at 6:14 pm

  3. talha

    I just love this dog.would eventually order one of his offspring as soon as I can.

    25/11/2012 at 11:27 pm

  4. A male puppy Black Brindle or Solid Black with a white dot is what I want.THANKS MIKE…A RAMKAT JR.(SMILE) BYE NOW…

    07/01/2013 at 1:08 pm

    • How SOON(Smlie) can I receive,my puppy, Can you give me an estimate.Also have you heard of Mt. Olympus boerboels,Mid-Atlantic Boerboels, or Harris boerboels here in the U.S.A.,also one called Monumental boerboels,PLEASE! ADVISE Thanks MIKE…

      08/01/2013 at 12:16 pm

  5. Income tax time is just around the corner,and I put back some over-time off the J.O.B. So Iam waiting on mother nature now. Smile! Have a good one MIKE…

    08/01/2013 at 12:29 pm

  6. ru


    I can only imagine how long your waiting list is for Ramkat’s offspring….How long would one have to wait in order to be able to purchase a pup from his litter? How much is the cost for a male pup to be sent to the USA, including airfare?

    By the way, thank you so much for updating your website.Much better!! Could you also include the temperament and weight of your dogs, as well as proof of PennHip scores?/SABT regristration certificate? Some of the breeders in the USA do that on their websites, and it makes looking through their list of dogs more appealing as well as being more informative of what one might expect from a purchased puppy of a given litter. Thanks! 🙂

    13/01/2013 at 7:15 am

  7. Hello! Mr.Lukas van Vuuren , I hav”nt got an e-mail from you as yet,but Iam staying hopeful (smile).I know you are a busy man, but please! drop me short line or two ,and let me know if Iam in the running are not,I certainly ,pray that ,Iam,Looking forward to a (male) puppy,Black Brindle or solid Black with white chest,from your kennel.THANKS AGAIN MICHAEL F. HINES

    14/01/2013 at 7:00 am

  8. Noelio George David

    I congratulate you Sir, for your beautiful dogs. Ramkat is truly a wonderful specimen of the Boerboel breed. I Will get in touch with you over email for further subjects pertaining the waiting list for a Ramkat Puppy.



    18/01/2013 at 8:57 pm

  9. Louis Monroe III

    i would like to know when you expect to have a nice black Pup available. Thank You Monroe

    18/02/2013 at 5:59 am

  10. Derek Cook

    what do i need to do to get on his waiting list…please and thanks..would love to get an email or a reply..

    10/05/2013 at 4:32 pm

  11. Derek cook

    How do I get on the waiting list for any of your dogs..I love them all

    10/05/2013 at 9:27 pm

  12. Sue

    Can you explain his hip score? 1-2? I was under the impression that 2 is not good?


    23/05/2013 at 1:42 pm

    • A score of 2 for hips is not good, but still acceptable as good enough for breeding. In this case the ability of the dog to breed good hips is fortunately very good.

      19/06/2013 at 3:22 pm

  13. khalil

    are all his pups gone? the may litter? please tell me there is one left?

    24/05/2013 at 12:48 pm

    • Unfortunately there is a long waiting list and that takes care of all the puppies currently born. I am sorry!

      19/06/2013 at 3:20 pm

  14. Gus

    A wonderful specimen. Please let me know how I can be placed on the waiting list for a male POL. I’ve Grand Championed 3 Cane Corso’s in the U.S. and would love to show and train one of Ramkat’s offspring. Please let me know where and when it would be best to contact you.

    Regards, Gus

    25/05/2013 at 10:01 pm

  15. Anthony Gardner

    Hello Lukas,

    How can I be placed on the waiting list for a female? What are you requirements? Thank you.

    08/07/2013 at 2:58 am

  16. Kristi


    I was just wondering how long the waiting list is for a puppy by Ramkat? Also, how do you get onto the waiting list for one of his puppies? I tried emailing you, but the emails will not go through.

    Thank you,

    22/08/2013 at 8:35 pm

  17. Hennie

    When will you have the next black boerboel puppies up for sale?

    26/09/2013 at 1:07 pm

    • Black dogs are very hard to come by and the waiting lst is rather long.

      23/10/2013 at 5:34 pm

  18. Heide Breyl

    Hi, ek het n swart teef, Bruno Madonna. Ek wil graag n bietjie meer lyf en kop op haar sit. Een van haar foute is haar oe. Sou ramkat miskien n goeie teel vir haar wees. Sy is aan die fyner kant. As ek die teks by Ramkat reg lees dink ek hulle behoort goed Te teel.

    Kan julle asb laat weet wat julle dekkingsvoorwaardes is en hoe ek moet maak om julle in die hande Te kry.

    Heide Breyl

    08/10/2013 at 10:08 am

  19. Ziyaad

    WOW! This is without a doubt the most stunning Black Boerboel that I have seen to date. Well done, Oom.

    14/10/2013 at 1:48 pm

    • Thank you Ziyaad. I share your view.

      23/10/2013 at 5:43 pm


      How can I get on your waiting list or any other list for Ramkat’s offspring? I am aware of the potential wait time. Thanks.

      19/01/2014 at 12:20 am

      • You can send me your name, address, telephone number and international airport, as well as what you want, and I will put your name on the waiting list.

        20/01/2014 at 7:57 pm

  20. guare

    i really i’m interested in getting a breeding pair of black boerboels… kindly tell me what it entails via my email

    28/10/2013 at 8:08 pm

  21. solomon

    Hi,how much is ramkat going for and also wants to know the head size.thanks

    21/11/2013 at 9:50 pm

    • Ramkat is not for sale. I had two offers of $50,000 for him but could not sell him. I have not measured his head, but it is big.

      14/12/2013 at 8:45 pm

      • sir does ramkat have a son that looks exactly like him with the head size and everything

        15/02/2014 at 1:26 pm

      • Syquan

        I want a pup off of ramkat as well something freaky just like him.

        Sent from my iPod

        03/06/2015 at 1:07 am

      • Please send an email to lukas@spitsvuurboerboele.co.za and my daughter Bets will answer. I am in the US at the moment but there are a few litters available at home.

        03/06/2015 at 6:19 pm


    I am interested in the black South African Boerboel (Ramkat’s offspring). I am a serious inquirer for this particular breed because the boerboel can be a service dog to my daily activities and medical concerns. I have heard of only one boerboel used as a service dog in the U. S. but I would like to know what is your intake on the boerboel used as a service dog. Thank you.

    26/11/2013 at 5:19 pm

    • Darrel,

      The Boerboel is very adaptable and could fit into many rolls. Depending on what you want him to do, he can perform it. The Ramkat progeny, and the black ones more so, are very sought after and hard to come by.

      14/12/2013 at 8:42 pm


        Is there a separate email address for me to send to you my personal info? Also, I, too,
        am interested in getting a breeding pair of black boerboels… kindly tell me what it entails via my email if you would please. Thanks.

        27/01/2014 at 8:37 pm

  23. Wayne

    Die hond is onoorwone, kan my verstaar aan hom.

    07/12/2013 at 12:46 pm

  24. Dear Sir.

    I would like to say that the legacy you are apart of is amazing. Wow. I had no idea that Black Boerboels even existed. So proud to be South Africa right now 🙂 It is very encouraging to see the international interest in these beautiful animals as well. I have added your webpage to my favourites column, and will be sure keep myself updated on any news.

    Keep up the outstanding work.

    Best Regards,

    Warren Llorente
    Durban, South Africa

    04/01/2014 at 9:50 am

    • Thank you Warren. The whole Boerboel breed is such a wonderful part of our history, that we can just be thankful for it and try to preserve it as best we could. As a guard dog the black colour is the best and as the best guard dog breed, the Boerboel is lucky to have the black dog as part of the gene pool. I am not in favour of the over popularity of the black dog, for it can harm the quality of the black dog, and therefore the whole breed in the long run, but the Boerboel breed will be much worse off without the black dog. It is our responsibility to preserve the black dog, just as it is our responsibility to preserve all the other colours for the Boerboel breed.

      07/01/2014 at 5:11 pm

  25. Haha…please excuse the typo…

    04/01/2014 at 9:51 am

  26. Walter Moreano

    Hi, I must say you have a beautiful Boerboel dog here in Ramkat. Approximately how long is the waiting list if for example I was to be put on it today? Would it be 2-4 months? 6-12 months? Thank you.

    28/01/2014 at 2:24 am


    Is there a separate email address for me to send to you my personal info? Also, I, too,
    am interested in getting a breeding pair of black boerboels… kindly tell me what it entails via my email if you would please. Thanks.

    29/01/2014 at 2:12 pm

  28. He is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

    06/02/2014 at 3:44 am

  29. lamaine stokes

    I would love to on the waiting list for one of Ramkat pups lets stay in contact most definitely thank you

    08/02/2014 at 6:50 am

  30. put me down for one of his puppy

    15/02/2014 at 1:14 pm

  31. galen

    i would like to be put on list for puppy from ramkat

    16/02/2014 at 6:28 pm

  32. Richard Williamson

    Really remarkable looking dog. Could you explain a bit about the history behind the breed?

    11/04/2014 at 3:52 pm

    • Richard,

      Thank you for the kind words. Ramkat has quite a few fans! If you look on my website at teh history page, you will find some information on the origin of the breed. We have to thank our forfathers for selecting such fine specimens for this breed. It is now our responsibility to preserve them!

      23/04/2014 at 7:57 pm

  33. My daughter (www.facebook.com/margret.laurion) has 13 of his puppies in Texas – many black or gray.

    07/05/2014 at 8:23 am

  34. Roger

    just amazing!

    08/05/2014 at 3:28 pm

  35. Conor Steckelbruck

    Wow, what a beautiful boy. I have been looking into the Boerboel breed for the past year and can’t believe I haven’t heard of this breed sooner. All the breeders I have talked to in Australia do not have black in there dogs which is disheartening. Do you ever send puppies overseas? Like Australia?
    I will email you as well and I hope I don’t ask to many questions of you.

    13/05/2014 at 11:07 am

    • Conor

      Sorry I missed your comment. I do send dogs to Australia from time to time.

      03/06/2015 at 1:01 am

  36. Elijah

    How long is the waiting list roughly for a black puppy?

    01/06/2014 at 6:04 am

    • The waiting time for a black Ramkat puppy is rather long, but it is impossible to say exactly how long, and if I make a guess, I create expectations that I might not be able to meet. It depends on many factors, but hopefully we will have a few more black litters this year. We have very few females in our kennel that is not closely related to Ramkat and Magic, and that is why I am trying to buy some good unrelated females to use with those males. I always keep the number of black litters as low as possible, for I believe people must select the dog on the quality and not on the colour. For people that are looking for a guard dog, especially at night, the black dog is a necessity, but for something like a farm dog in Africa, the black dog absorbs too much heat and cannot stay in the sun for the whole day. It is therefore necessary for buyers to think before they just buy a black dog. Unfortunately the black dog is so popular that many inferior black dogs are used for breeding. In the long run that will harm the image of the black dog.

      21/07/2014 at 5:20 pm

      • Ben

        This is a great reply, and thank you for taking the time for such a thorough answer as to the selection of dogs by way of function over form.

        05/12/2014 at 4:28 pm

      • It is always great to read about enthusiastic breeders!

        12/01/2015 at 3:52 pm

  37. Shawn

    Hello Sir. I read several comments on a waiting list for Ramkat’s puppies. My question is, how often do you breed him to your females?

    04/07/2014 at 4:52 am

  38. Theus Kelly

    Is this dog the father of alpines nero?

    20/08/2014 at 3:04 pm

  39. melissa

    when you expecting more black puppies? how long waiting list? price?

    25/10/2014 at 2:56 am

    • We get some black litters from time to time. The waiting list is the problem, but when we get some good conceptions, we will be able to supply.

      12/01/2015 at 4:12 pm

  40. regi upshaw

    Awesome. I need one . 8636020801

    26/10/2014 at 12:14 am

  41. John McGrath

    Hi this is John We spoke on the phone a couple of hours ago, I’m located in New York and just wasn’t sure if my email made it through to you. If you would email me to let me know what I have to do to confirm, so I can buy one of the current pups. Thanks.

    29/10/2014 at 8:22 pm

  42. Just tried to email you, but it bounced back.
    Would highly appreciate you getting back to me.

    Here is the email:

    Good morning, sir.

    I was wondering if I could get on a waiting list for a male puppy, preferably from Ramkat himself or his line, but will definitely consider any black puppy you might have.

    I currently own a Boerboel and Rottweiler, but I used to breed and show extensively. My main breed was Rhodesian Ridgeback. I owned a female from Simbashana;s kennel (Sweden), as well as I bred and raised a dog that obtained an R.CAC on Euro Dog Show in 2004, Wayamba Bongo Zalman King.

    I was always in love with Boerboels, and since I got mine (he was around 2 years old and his owners were not able to handle him) I know for certain it’s MY breed. From what I know he also comes from your breeding lines.

    Please feel free to check out my website: http://www.dogmastertoronto.com

    My name is Kyle Seagrove, I currently live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Closest international airport is Pearson YYZ.

    Please let me know if it would be possible to get on a waiting list. Depending on a time frame I am willing to come in order to choose and transport the dog myself.

    Best regards,


    07/11/2014 at 4:32 pm

  43. Dionne Perry

    Spitsvuur Ramkat

    Hello my name is Dionne Johnson, I am interested in a puppy from Ramkat as well an additional puppy for a different litter preferably not in the close pedigree or a different strong pedigree all together for a mating pair. I have 10 years experience within dominate breeds (Tosa Inu, and Cane Corso) we live on a 15 acre farm in Senioa GA.. Looking for a strong working and show conformation puppy we can show here in the US. Please let me know when the litter might be placed in and where I would be on the waiting list. Thank you and have a pleasant day.

    I tried to email you personal business email and was sent back as unavailable to send, please when you get a chance contact in regarding the waiting list.

    12/11/2014 at 7:21 pm

  44. Billy slate

    Hi there

    I have sent a couple of emails to the email listed above but have had no reply

    Could someone please contact me regarding getting a puppy of ramkats. I see on the site it says there are 4 black puppies available? Is his still correct?

    We are in the uk and have researched importing to here from the uk.

    Thanks in advance

    22/12/2014 at 12:04 am

  45. elize

    Whats your prices on your black boerboels

    12/01/2015 at 12:30 pm

    • The prices for all the colours are the same and is explained on the For Sale page of the website.

      12/01/2015 at 3:46 pm

  46. Alain

    I want to know if you still have puppies from Spitsvuur Ramkat ?

    27/01/2015 at 2:23 pm

  47. Subham Rudra

    I belong to India…if u can ship here please let me know when u breed Ramkat with Mandy or Mahala..

    16/02/2015 at 2:46 pm

    • Yes, we can ship to India. Ramkat is the sire of Mandy and Mahala and will therefore not be used on them.

      16/02/2015 at 3:43 pm

  48. Syquan smith

    I would like to see ramkat breed to a heavy short female, I’m looking for something over done, I want a lot of bone, very very big head with lots of weight and widness. Do you have a breeding with this boy ramkat that will do that.

    04/04/2015 at 3:44 am

    • Ramkat tends to breed them very wide and heavy but on a short female he sometimes also leave a short one, so we avoud the short heavy ones. Nature does not tolerate the extreme and therefore we avoid the extreme. For functionality, we have to avoid the extremes. There is only one place where the extreme is tolerated, and that is in the show ring for the five minutes the judging takes place. It could spoil a breed quickly.

      16/04/2015 at 12:57 pm

  49. danny

    I would like to talk to you about reservinga puppy with ramkaat line

    31/05/2015 at 3:13 pm

  50. kobus

    Pse contact me= looking for a Boerboel male puppy
    My sturdy build boerboel of 75:kg just past away a few days ago.
    He was 13 years old and like a child in the house
    Looking for a new male puppy dog black or conventional colours . The bigger build the better
    Pse contact me at 0829902733

    27/06/2015 at 10:29 pm

  51. Paul Riebe

    Lucas. Wanted to leave you a message in thanks. My boy luca Now Ramjett has turned into an amasing dog. To me he looks outstanding, Many on the facebook page have agreed. His personality is a joy to be around, protective around the house playful with my kids, He is just a great dog. Thank you Paul

    10/07/2015 at 3:41 am

    • We always had the expectation that Luca will be a very special one. I am glad he turned out that way. Enjoy him.

      03/12/2015 at 2:41 pm

  52. Hello I am in South Africa , I want a black female puppy is best to have more than 70 centimeters to thank my number is: 0847602407

    17/08/2015 at 11:49 pm

  53. Silke Silverio

    we are yery happy and proud to get a pup of him in november!
    regards silke silverio

    17/10/2015 at 4:14 pm

  54. kevin

    I live in the US and I have been looking for a black male like this one when will you breed him and how much for a male pup?

    29/10/2015 at 10:49 pm

    • We breed Ramkat from time to time and we also breed some of his daughters and sons from time to time. You will get the prices on the for sale page of this website, but you will get a puppy from $1000 to $1750 plus shipping.

      03/12/2015 at 2:20 pm

  55. Foster

    Hello, Im interested in a black male pup, can you contact me with details ?

    03/11/2015 at 8:06 pm

  56. Gerrit Pitout

    More daar. Eks opsoek na wart boerboel puppie asb.

    10/01/2016 at 9:16 am

  57. Adi

    Wow, the best looking Boerboel i have ever seen.
    The fur color and his gaze from his eyes is realy unique.

    02/03/2016 at 3:12 am

  58. Zaid

    Looking for a male pup in fawn colour but with the same build as this dog. When is the litter expected?

    29/04/2016 at 8:58 am

  59. Johan Venter

    Please contact me for a booking on a puppy asap

    Johan. 0825726936

    03/05/2016 at 3:42 pm

  60. Joao Miguel

    what your contact mail?

    14/12/2016 at 4:56 pm

  61. prince

    Hello, please I need a massive male boerboel,black or brown ,call me if available 0628815757

    28/03/2017 at 10:27 am

  62. Mariano Ruben Ramírez

    Cómo están en Argentina donde se puede ver esta raza o cómo puedo tener uno gracias por la información

    03/05/2017 at 4:13 am

  63. Danette Dugas

    Please advise on how to join waiting list — both emails not working. Thank you!

    19/10/2017 at 5:45 pm

    • Hello Danette.

      Yes I am aware of the problem. we are working on it. you can email me to the following adress. bets.terreblanche@gmail.com to get on the waiting list you just need to supply me with your details and what you want.

      Kind regards

      24/10/2017 at 10:13 am

  64. Mike

    I would love a pick of the litter male from ramkat . and a pick of the liter female from ramkat as well with an all black female. I am ready to purchase right away. I email just now aswell, I wait for yor response

    22/10/2017 at 5:38 am

    • Hello Mike,

      thank you for your inquiry, I am experiencing trouble with my Spitsvuur emails and my computer is on his way out. you are more than welcome to use my personal email, bets.terreblanche@gmail.com We have a bit of a waiting list especialy for Ramkat puppies.

      Kind regards

      24/10/2017 at 10:11 am

  65. Victor

    Have a pair of boerboels n they are great.. But i must admit ur dogs are great esp ramkat…looking towards adopt a pair of black lions from u

    16/11/2017 at 2:35 pm

  66. I need a big ol buddy

    18/03/2018 at 3:21 am

  67. Maurice Wright

    Great great granddaughter Egypt, will hopefully help
    Carry on the Ramkat name. My he RIP

    24/03/2018 at 5:36 am

  68. Henry

    I need a black female puppy aged between 3 months to 2 years.
    Advice kindly.

    02/05/2018 at 7:38 pm

  69. Albert Lewis

    Sorry to hear about Ramkat.. I know I’m late but just read.. I’m glad to have one of his grandsons. His name is Django and he’s all black..17 months and I keep his weight around 150..but he’s still growing..Not as thick as his grandfather but granddad would be proud…
    Once again sorry for ur loss..he was the best..

    12/05/2018 at 12:51 am

    • Thank you Albert, I really appreciate it. I am glad to have had him in my life.

      Kind regards

      17/05/2018 at 9:18 am

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