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Without Dutch, French and British human and canine immigrants to Africa, the South African Boerboel would not exist
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 07/04/2010 - 01:44.
As an Independence Day "Happy Birthday America" tribute to all immigrants, on the 4th of July, meet Griet, a South African immigrant to Northeast Ohio who has certainly done her part to grow the American economy... and Boerboel population. Long story short, Griet has come out of retirement and is expecting a litter of baby Boerboels around July 8th... in the middle of a heatwave.
I guess it may remind her of the weather in her native Africa. She is the real deal.
She is also one of the coolest, sweetest dogs I have ever met - I can't recommend this breed highly enough.
Without Dutch, French and British human and canine immigrants to Africa, the South African Boerboel would not exist. And without migration from Africa to Northeast Ohio of our delightful adopted South African immigrant friend Griet, America would have lots fewer Boerboels - Griet has had three large litters of spectacular puppies, expanding in North America the presence of one of the greatest breeds of large dogs in the world (although I am still partial toward Cane Corsos, right below... Griet left).
I'll be sure to share some interesting coverage of the arrival and development of her next Boerboel Invasion.
More on Griet and her upcoming litter on the breeder's website - we are Griet's retirement home, and she has come out of retirement.
Here are some other photos of Griet and her puppies from her last litter... they were amazing...
From Wikipedia, about the South African Boerboel: