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

Testimonials

If you are wanting to buy a Boerboel, we strongly encourage you to contact Mr. Lukas Van Vuuran at Spitsvuur. His vast knowledge about the breed is backed by his integrity, honesty, straightforwardness and impeccable customer service. All our questions were answered in a prompt, courteous and professional manner. We could not be happier with the two pups we received from Lukas. We got a black male, and a brown female, flown all the way over to us in Houston, Texas, in a timely, organized manner. They arrived safely in perfect condition and have proven to be everything he promised they would be, and more. Thank you Lukas for everything. We will always use you in the future, and will continue to tell all our friends and family and people we meet about you and Spitsvuur Boerboels.

Hugo and Heidi Damman

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Dear Mr. Lukas van Vuuren,
This is a letter of appreciation and thanks.

I want to sincerely thank you for your conversations, advice, being a man of your word and most of all your honestly (which is very importance to me). The quality of your boerboels along with their great pedigrees are simply outstanding.

I love the boerboels that I have purchase from you, two of which I think will be a great asset to the betterment of the breed and of course my kennel and maybe legends in their own right. Spitsvuur Nitro and Spitsvuur Lutan are a must to increasing the quality of Monumental Kennels.

You knew what I wanted and you have not disappointed me, even though we may disagree on certain things, you sent what I asked for as you said you would. Your knowledge and guidance has helped me to become a better breeder and to that I say thank you.

A word of appreciation concerning the black boerboels.

I like that you are trying to restore the blacks dogs. As for me, I have always like the black ones but had not seen many. After contacting you and learning more about the history of them and their purpose. It has inspired me to help you in your fight to get them recognized again. After all they deserve there place beside their brothers and sisters. We should not let them become extinct, as man has a tendency to do.

A black boerboel rare and exotic, his time will come.

Best Regards,

Lorne Durham

Monumental Kennels (USA)

I appreciate your help in finding just what I was looking for in a pup, and your patience in the wire transfer. You always hear about the bad experiences from people sending money to Africa, but it was a pleasure doing business with you, and as soon as I can see how this pup will turn out I will be  back in touch with you for a male that will compliment this female in producing  the type of pups that I am looking for.

If you have any one interested in purchasing a pup from you in Texas I will be more then glad to serve as a reference, and meet with them to help promote this wonderful breed.

Once again thank your for your help, and I am looking forward to doing business with you in the future.

Aaron Martinez

Texas

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Dear Mr. VanVuuren,

Thanks again for your advice regarding raw diet and dry food etc. Your practical common sense approach to things was such a relief from all the complicated, ridged, “expert” online opinions. We wanted to let you know Chamaco is 65 pounds, healthy and growing very well. He was brave and ready for adventure from day one and confidentially followed me EVERYWHERE. Chamaco is obviously a very intelligent dog and easily uses his paws like hands. We are most impressed with how calm mannered he is. We were also very pleased to find that even as a pup he instinctively understands to be gentle with toddlers and young children. He still playfully runs through and scatters a group of chickens once in while, but clearly understands they belong us to are not prey. Chamaco is very social and enjoys meeting new people, their dogs and other animals too. Chamaco especially likes to go hang out and relax with his horse friends. Thank you for making the effort and taking the time to found out what type of dog we needed and selecting such a great match. Please feel free to use us a referral for yourself and the Boerboel breed.

The Watts Family

James, Marisol, Briana & Jessica

Vancouver Island, Canada

Lukas and his operation have been a Godsend. He is always honest (almost to a fault) and informative about whatever dealings we may have. He is prompt and courteous and professional. The Spitsvuur breeding program is the state of the art for this breed and we are always looking to compete with and or admire Lukas’ dogs. We have used Lukas’s animals in our breeding program with smashing success and when we look for new blood we look to Lukas and the fine folks at Spitsvuur for guidance. If Lukas cannot accommodate he will usually point you in the right direction to fulfill your needs. We at alpine Lion Boerboels LLC (in Northern California) sing the praises of Spitsvuur daily, as will you should you decide to bring one of these magnificent animals into your life as well.
—— Patrick Hall ~ Owner/Operator @ Alpine Lion Boerboels LLC

Absolutely great to deal with.

posted Jun 29, 2010 8:34 AM by Casper Labuschagne

I have owned many dogs in my lifetime and dealt with many breeders around the globe and I have to say Lukas was absolutely great to deal with.

He delivered 100% on everything he said he would and even when the airlines kept throwing delays around Lukas was calm and very forthcoming and honest.

I would recommend and in fact have recommended Lukas to any of my friends and peers as his knowledge of the breed is vast and he is a very patient and easy to work with individual.

My family and I just Love our Winston (above) and are very happy we found spitsvuur and Lukas. It is really great to see a breeding that cares more about the dogs than the sale. When sending money to anyone you dont know, its a very stressful but Lukas answered my many many calls and was always happy to spend some time answering questions and helping us in choosing the right pup for our needs.

I am proud to have met Lukas and I will absolutely be dealing with him again and so from my family to yours Lukas thank you very much and I hope the website I created for you makes you as happy as Winston makes my family.

Kind Regards

Tony, Dylan, Wesley Boyle

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If you are wanting to buy a Boerboel, I strongly encourage you to contact Lukas Van Vuuren at Spitsvuur. His vast knowledge about the breed is backed by his integrity, honesty, straightforwardness and impeccable customer service. All my questions were answered in a prompt, courteous and professional manner. We could not be happier with the two puppies we received from Lukas. We got a black male, and a brown female flown over to us in Houston Texas, in a timely, organized manner. They arrived in perfect condition and have proven to be everything he promised they would be, and more. Thank you Lukas for everything. We will always use you in the future, and will continue to tell our family, our friends and people we meet about you and Spitsvuur Boerboels.

Hugo and Heidi Dammann

Doing business with you was a pleasure

posted Jun 29, 2010 8:33 AM by Casper Labuschagne

Doing business with you was a pleasure and I got my pups exactly as discussed & agreed with you. You are a very honest man and i vouch as to the integrity of your business dealings. If you have anyone you are selling to in Kenya or anywhere else I can give refference. My mobile phone number is +254 722 263904.Regards,Robert (Kebabe). (Kenya)

Both dogs have outstanding personalities!

posted Jun 29, 2010 8:32 AM by Casper Labuschagne

I have had dealing’s with Lukas van Vuuren for about a year. My first dog that I received from him will be a year old in a few days. He sent me several photos to choose from when the pups were small and kept me updated by photos and of course their personalities. I did inform him of the type of dog I was looking for and in fact recommended a different pup based on my needs.He delivered on the date expected and my pup arrived in a nice sized crate with all the necessary papers. I was so impressed  and happy with my first pup (a male) I decided to get a second pup (a female). Both dogs have outstanding personalities and are very “loveable” and adore small children.I had done extensive research on the Internet before settling on Spitsvuur Kennels and am glad I didMarjorie E Martin. Virginia. USA

We were given above and beyond our expectations!

We were given above and beyond our expectations in the business end of our transaction with you regarding this dog.  She is quite a gift, as I write this it seems odd looking for words to express our gratitude to you and yours, all who were involved in the quality breeding of this animal.  She is inseparable from our family,  I simply cannot imagine a day  without her.

We are almost ready for a male … would you by chance have a good idea where we might look for an exceptional match for Cyrah?

Much Thanks,
Kerie

Kerie Dee Anne Keffer. Portland, Oregon. USA.

My best experiences are with Spitsvuur.

posted Jun 29, 2010 8:29 AM by Casper Labuschagne                                                                                               [
updated Jun 29, 2010 8:30 AM]

To whom it may concern:

I have purchased lots of dogs from different South African breeders. My best experiences are with Spitsvuur. I have purchased many/many dogs from Lukas at Spitsvuur Boerboele.  I may be one of his best customers! The reason I do business with Spitsvuur is, First, for the quality of dogs. His dogs are outstanding, and the dogs I have obtained are outstanding dogs, and my best dogs are primarily from Spitsvuur stock. He allows you to choose your pup/dog, at the same time offering advice on selection to obtain the desired end result.

Second, and equally as important, Lukas is very honest, and straight forward. There are no surprises, the final product is always as he said it would be. He will work with you to get the right dog for your needs, whether it is temperament, or conformation, or genetic qualities for breeding.

Lastly, Lukas, is like teacher, and openly shares his experience.  I have found his direction and advice to be very accurate, helpful, and much needed. Without any hesitation, I highly recommend a Spitsvuur dog/pup.

Rodger Mills

Atomic Boerboels
USA

I have no regrets with the purchase of the dog.

posted Jun 29, 2010 8:27 AM by Casper Labuschagne

Lukas,

I wish to inform you that I have no regrets with the purchase of the dog.

I find your honesty and integrity regarding the selling of the dog very overwhelming. U did not take advantage of the fact that I reside in Cape Town and could not see the dog before purchasing it. What I really appreciated was the fact that you informed me of the minor injury which the dog incurred of which generally some breeders would not even mention, which says a great deal about your honesty, integrity and the way you conduct your business.

I am satisfied with my purchase and with the information given to me regarding the possibilities of the dog, in view of the fact that we could not foresee the negative or positive developments of the dog. The general appearance and quality of the dog, on arrival, was impressive and even more so, than what was corresponded to me. To date I am impressed with his development phases and can’t wait for his final phase of development at the age of 18 months and older.

Your after sales has been excellent and made an immense impact on me, to find someone so passionate about the development of the pups sold. Allow me to mention a few good characteristics; – regular contact has been kept, your eagerness and interest in the development of the dog, you always made time to listen to my questions and answered them to the best of your ability, replying speedily to my e-mails sent and last but not least, you have excellent business ethics, which is rarely found. I am also very thankful for sharing all your knowledge with me as I have learnt a great deal about the wonderful breed. It is very seldom that some one gets the opportunity to say thank you for a top quality pup, so thank you Lukas.

I trust and hope that our relationship and correspondence will flourish even more.

Best Regards

Neilton   (South Africa)

Spitsvuur’s dogs impressed us from the first dog we purchased!

posted Jun 29, 2010 8:26 AM by Casper Labuschagne

We, King of the Cages Kennels, are located in Columbus, OH,USA. We have had the pleasure of doing business with Lukas, at Spitsvuur Boerboels for about one year. Lukas has given us good advise with his experience in Boerboels. Spitsvuur’s dogs impressed us from the first dog we purchased from him, Tamboer. After that, we came to import  two more dogs from Spitsvuur. We now have had excellent pups from the beautiful dogs of  the South African Boerboel breed. With that said, we think very highly of Lukas, he is very honest, knowledgeable, and has a good breeding program. We would recommend Spitsvuur Boerboels to everyone.(USA)

Her temperament is a joy!

posted Jun 29, 2010 8:24 AM by Casper Labuschagne

Dear Lukas

I am writing to let you know how pleased we are with the puppy we

It is always a worry when buying anything on the internet, let alone a puppy that is to be a companion and potentially breeding foundation in the future, but our worries were unfounded and she is so much better than I could have dreamed of!  She is now 12 weeks and her construction is of the highest order at present and her temperament is a joy, if a little tiring!

Thank you so much for your help and guidance in the final selection of our puppy, I would have no hesitation in recommending your kennel to other prospective puppy buyers, internet or otherwise. I just hope that we can live up to our super baby!

Jennifer & Tony

South Africa

I am so grateful for the amazing pup!

posted Jun 29, 2010 8:22 AM by Casper Labuschagne                                                                                               [
updated Jun 29, 2010 8:24 AM]

I am writing this letter as I feel it is the least I can do to show my appreciation to you Lukas.  Buying a pup from overseas was the most stressful thing I have went through.  Giving up control and putting all your faith into someone to pick a pup for you to become a part of your family is so very hard. But I am so glad that I went through it with you.  I told you exactly what I wanted and you gave me that and so much more!

Through my research on the breed the most important thing for me was the claim that Boerboels are wonderful with children.  You were well aware that this was very important to us as we have 5 children.  When we brought the pup home to meet our children he greeted them with such tenderness.  In all my life I have never met a puppy that is so calm and gentle with children as he is.  Not to mention he is so handsome.  Wherever we go everyone stops to compliment him.

I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is looking for an exceptional pup.  You were never anything but honest with everything you told me.  You are for sure a man of your word.  I know I really worked you hard, but you never let on to what a pain I was.  You really bent over backwards for me!  Again, Lukas I am so grateful for the amazing pup and the time and effort you gave to me!

Sincerely,

Kara, Jason and Family

Delaware, USA

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Hello Lukas,

Almost two years ago you sent me a pick of the litter boy from Caberet Pavarotti x Maranata Jamu, a piebald big boy.  He is now fully adult and an amazing dog.  I will send you pictures, I waited to get him appraised and am planning on it soon.  His temperament, fortitude and character are rock solid, he is obedient, eager to please, intelligent and hardy.  I run with him and he has excellent stamina and agility which is surprising for a dog this size.  I have recommended you as a breeder several times over these last two years as he has developed and will continue to.  Its been 22 months since he was delivered and after watching him grow your word on his quality is still rock solid.  Thank you, I’ll be in touch shortly with his pictures and appraisal.

God bless,
J. S. Roberts I, MD
ABPN Certified Neurologist
CEO – Nervana LC

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  • He, like every dog you have bred is beautiful, not only in physique and composition, but also in intelligence and countenance. Thank you for bringing these very special dogs into the world and for having the knowledge and foresight to champion them against all criticisms and attacks by those who are small minded. They bless the lives of all they touch. Thank you also for your skill and insight in whom you place them with, those who have Spitsvuur Dogs are very vocal in their praise and amazement that someone so far away has the wisdom to send them “Just the perfect dog for me.” as I have heard many times over the past years. Blessings to you, Estna and your family. sincerely, Teresa

14 responses

  1. Lukas and his operation have been a Godsend. He is always honest (almost to a fault) and informative about whatever dealings we may have. He is prompt and courteous and professional. The Spitsvuur breeding program is the state of the art for this breed and we are always looking to compete with and or admire Lukas’ dogs. We have used Lukas’s animals in our breeding program with smashing success and when we look for new blood we look to Lukas and the fine folks at Spitsvuur for guidance. If Lukas cannot accommodate he will usually point you in the right direction to fulfill your needs. We at alpine Lion Boerboels LLC (in Northern California) sing the praises of Spitsvuur daily, as will you should you decide to bring one of these magnificent animals into your life as well.
    —— Patrick Hall ~ Owner/Operator @ Alpine Lion Boerboels LLC

    22/10/2012 at 9:33 pm

    • Thank you very much Patrick for this fine reference. I really appreciate it.

      03/12/2012 at 8:48 pm

      • Robert mcneely

        Can you call me pl i want to buy pol ASAP 202 553 2621

        08/03/2014 at 4:35 pm

  2. Heidi Dammann

    If you are wanting to buy a Boerboel, we strongly encourage you to contact Mr. Lukas Van Vuuran at Spitsvuur. His vast knowledge about the breed is backed by his integrity, honesty, straightforwardness and impeccable customer service. All our questions were answered in a prompt, courteous and professional manner. We could not be happier with the two pups we received from Lukas. We got a black male, and a brown female, flown all the way over to us in Houston, Texas, in a timely, organized manner. They arrived safely in perfect condition and have proven to be everything he promised they would be, and more. Thank you Lukas for everything. We will always use you in the future, and will continue to tell all our friends and family and people we meet about you and Spitsvuur Boerboels.

    Hugo and Heidi Dammann

    17/06/2013 at 3:58 am

    • Thank for the kind words Heidi. It was a pleasure to do business with you.

      19/06/2013 at 3:11 pm

  3. Louis Perez

    Hello Mr. Lukas Van Vuuren,

    Thank you for your patience you had to endure prior to us receiving our spitsvuur pup (Spitsvuur Athena, daughter of Spitsvuur Dezi X Spitsvuur Magnus)! For those who dont know, Lukas had to make four-five trips to the state vet for a export permit and to the airport just to be denied shipment due to the heat embargo here in the U.S. We waited five weeks to have her. His perseverance is keen as well as his devotion to this wonderful breed. Any concerns I had was addressed immediately, along with Lukas’s vast knowledge made me feel like there was still hope to receive her.

    Thank you Lukas for trying so hard we really appreciate your effort, it payed off! Our pup Spitsvuur Athena landed yesterday to us and she will be loved for so many happy years to come. We strive to fight along side with you to deliver a phenomenal black Boerboel the way an exceptional Boerboel should be! We cant wait to see how well she turnes out as well as a great asset to our family and kennel.

    Thank you Lukas, Louis Perez from Arizona U.S.A.

    30/08/2013 at 7:04 pm

  4. Louise Rust

    I can’t thank Lukas enough for all his patience and his advice when I was looking for the perfect boerboel for our family. He answered each of my MANY emails with great insight and advice and in the end he chose the perfect dog for us. The dogs had to fly to Cape Town which Lukas organised and they arrived safe and in perfect condition. Dankie Lukas! We love our dogs and we cannot thank you enough for all your input and help! Louise & Douw Rust, Malmesbury, South Africa.

    11/09/2013 at 4:13 pm

  5. paul riebe

    Lucas
    Words cant describe how thankful I am for being the new owner of luca now named Ramjet. He is a conversation piece everywhere I take him. He is described an the most beautiful puppy many have ever seen. He is everything an much much more then you could have described to me. His instant loyalty, willing an wanting to learn new things are incredible. the understanding he has as a puppy to “play nice with kids” The confidence he carries when on walks an meeting something new is something to be remembered.
    A saying when I look at him sticks out. Practice makes perfect I think Perfect practice makes perfection an that the type of dogs you are producing (perfect), My only complaint is I didnt find you a long time ago. thanks Again for adding somthing amasing!!!!!! to my family from Arizona Paul

    03/02/2014 at 6:48 am

  6. Steven Giallanzo

    Lukas,

    I can not even begin to tell you how amazing the little guy is. Well, not quite so little. 73 lbs at 4 1/2 months. He is beyond a joy in my life. His energy, his intelligence, his willingness to please, his playful antics, and his go-getter attitude are just as few qualities that he has. He has too many too list. Lukas was upfront and honest with me from day one, which is very uncommon nowadays. He stayed true to his word and has backed everything he has ever told me, and for that, I commend you. You are a true asset to this breed. This breed needs you. Your kennel caught my eye from day one with the quality of dogs you have. Then when we first spoke, I knew right then that I had the kennel I wanted my puppy from. His name is Louie. He is out of Cabaret Gamba x Muscadel Nina. Extensive research on both parents have shown legendary Boerboels on both sides of the family. I am very please, Lukas. Thank you very much again. I will send you an email here in the next couple days with photos and a video or two so you can see how the boy is growing up.

    12/08/2014 at 9:46 am

  7. Michael Waite

    I read alot about you Mr Lukas and your dogs are some of the best looking i have seen. I am looking to get an outstanding male puppy from you in the near future. Write me back so i would know you received this. Thank you

    23/10/2014 at 6:00 am

  8. Willie & Linda Wilson

    My husband purchased a male boerboel from Betsie during the first week of April 2016. The pup is 5 months old and is beautiful. He is everything that she said he was. I can tell he has been loved and is being loved by myself and my husband. His nature is what we were looking for, because most of our dogs have always been the larger breeds with calming personalities but are confident and great guard dogs. He is beautiful and we love him and plan to buy a female from Betsie in the near future. What is advertised is what you will get. Betsie is professional and will communicate with you until the dog’s arrival. All of the kennels that my husband called would not call him back only one returned his calls from the U.S. Betsie always corresponded with him. There was a mix up in the flight destination but it was taken care of immediately. When people ask us where we got our male from we tell them and recommend Spitsvuur highly. We are so pleased with our male puppy. Spitsvuur is the best.

    Linda & Willie Wilson

    11/04/2016 at 2:48 pm

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