South African National Boerboel Championships 11 November 2009.
Grand Championship Titles unattainable
9 Dogs = 9 Medals, 3 Trophies, 2 Ribbons
3rd for Spitsvuur Modder
2nd for Spitsvuur Ramkat, 3rd for Spitsvuur Max
Win for Mango & 3rd for Doedie
2nd for Spitsvuur Uil
Win for Maranata Jamu
Junior Champion Title for Mango
“Moving closer to our ideal each year”
posted Jun 29, 2010 5:34 AM by Casper Labuschagne
Free State Provincial Boerboel Championships 5 September 2009.
We took eight dogs to the show and won eight prizes and a few championships as well. In the sub junior classes our male Spitsvuur Maverick, bred the two Champions for the Labuschagne family. He is a litter mate to our Spitsvuur Maja.
posted Jun 29, 2010 5:31 AM by Casper Labuschagne
North West Provincial Boerboel Championships 8 September 2007.
Spitsvuur took four dogs to the show and did fairly well by winning three reserve championships. The greatest disappointment of the show was that Kwaadkat was not even placed and we had hopes that she would be very hard to beat.
posted Jun 29, 2010 3:00 AM by Casper Labuschagne
Free State Provincial Boerboel Championships 15 September 2007.
Spitsvuur took six dogs to the show and again the results were good. We won two championships and a few first and second prizes. The best result (for us) was the second prize to the champion, that a daughter of Pavarotti was awarded. She was very young and undeveloped for her class, but the judges commented that she was the “one with the best construction, but still too undeveloped”. Pavarotti’s progeny is indeed very, very promising.
posted Jun 29, 2010 2:51 AM by Casper Labuschagne [
updated Jun 29, 2010 5:30 AM]
South African National Boerboel Championships 17 November 2007.
This great occasion was staged in a large indoor show arena in Parys, a holiday town on the banks of the Vaal River. The show winners of all the provincial championships were eligible to compete in this show.
High Show Standards
The high standards of the provincial shows convinced me that the dogs must be in a slightly better condition than usual and they must be easy to handle. The little bit of effort put into that paid off, for the day turned out to be an excellent one for Spitsvuur.
Pavarotti wins Senior Champion Male Title
We only took four dogs to the show and the first class that we competed in was the males >24 months old. Pavarotti, one of the very youngest in the class and Bito was entered in an extremely strong class. Although Pavarotti was considered by many to be the easy winner, the quality of a few other dogs made me certain that I would not feel bad if he did not make it. The fact that there were a large number of dominant mature males in the class, made trotting impossible, and that lessened his chances of winning, because his strongest point is his movement. Fortunately he was awarded first prize and went on to win the Senior Champion title. Pavarotti had to wait for the final class of the day before he could compete for the Grand Champion Male title, which he duly won. Pavarotti was such a favorite with the crowd that when he entered the ring on a trot for the last class, he got a loud cheer from the crowd.
Xara wins Sub-Junior Female Championship
In the female classes Xara (a daughter of Spitsvuur Mandaat) won her class and went on to win the Sub-Junior Female Championship for Spitsvuur. That was a pleasant surprise because she was not a clear winner.
Nartjie awarded Senior Championship Title
The senior female classes were the important ones left and we had we had high hopes for Nartjie. She was looking good and with her very pleasant personality and fine movement, we hoped for the best, despite the fact that she was a bit too large. She won her class and came against very strong competition for the championship title. When she was awarded the Senior Championship title it was a wonderful feeling that was just enhanced when she went on to win the Grand Champion Female title as well.
A Spectacular Day for Spitsvuur
Spitsvuur Boerboels ended the day with both the National Grand Champion Male as well as Female and 5 of the 8 National Championship trophies.
The only problem with such a comprehensive win, off course, is that it is not possible to do better, and the alternative is not too attractive!
Extremely High Quality of Dogs
The quality of the dogs exhibited was extremely high and the breeders all deserve to be congratulated. Although the dogs were not asked to trot, there were a good few that showed their abilities and it was really impressive. Overall the dogs showed very good temperaments and, although it is logic to assume the aggressive and shy dogs were left at home, it was very encouraging to see the top dogs showing that behavior.
Appreciation to the Organisers
To the organizers we owe a large thank you. Everything went smooth and it was well organized. The six judges did their work efficiently and the points system, where each judge independently hands in his / her scorecard, apparently worked well.