Shujaa Boerboele

EBBASA Member: 4146 SABT/SABBA Member: 108850

Shujaa means Hero (Person of Great Bravery) in Swahilli, the common language of East Africa. Shujaa Boerboele is a small kennel located in the wine country of Loudoun County, Virginia. Having lived a decade in Africa, we have come to both love and respect this wonderful animal. We've made many trips to South Africa, during which time we've achieved Junior Appraiser status with EBBASA, and have developed a strong social and professional relationship with many of the established Boerboel breeders on the continent. We hope that we can help you find a Boerboel puppy as an addition to your household. Asante

Today, Linjo Gabby spent some time with Dr Marr and the staff at Cooke Veterinary Hospital in Chesapeake VA. Cyst removal, tumor biopsy, teeth cleaned, and toenails trimmed. Otherwise, Gabby’s doing well at age 9 and 136 lbs.

Linjo Babbelbek aka Gabby (L) at 9 1/2 yrs and Linjo Otto (R) at 8 1/2 yrs

Linjo Otto (8 1/2 yrs) enjoying a mild winter’s afternoon on the deck

[08/06/13]   Back in Nairobi for a few days. Would love to get out and look at some dogs but I fear that I won't have time. Maybe in October or November.

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Our dogs enjoying a cool summer morning outside

Linjo Otto is about to undergo emergency surgery to remove two kidney stones which are giving him significant problems. Fingers crossed

Linjo Otto enjoying some quality time in the backyard

[07/07/13]   OFA results for Shujaa Max also received dysplasia in the elbows. Linjo Otto and Baden Mali make some fine Boerboel puppies!

[07/06/13]   We just received Shujaa Max's PennHIP scores. Here are the results: left DI .31; right DI .26; DJD none; cavitation: no. Laxity profile ranking is top ten percentile of 1,111 Boerboels examined. Median DI for Boerboels is .52! Thanks to Dr Strickland and the techs at Leesburg Veterinary Clinic

Linjo Otto and Linjo Gabby having just returned from chasing deer from one side of the farm to the other.

Getting ready to play 'Let the wet dogs in!'

[06/18/13]   Shujaa Max is headed in to Leesburg Veterinary Hospital tomorrow for his hip and elbow exam. Let's keep our fingers crossed for exceptional results!

[06/02/13]   Hey, folks! Sorry for the 'radio silence' but I'm back in East Africa for a few weeks and my internet access is less than idea. As soon as I get back, I'm planning to have Shujaa Max's hips and elbows done and will be sure to post the results for you to see. Cheers!

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Baden Mali is the victim of spring cleaning

Gabby, Max and Otto patrolling for squirrels

Linjo Gabby and Linjo Otto

Linjo Otto and his son, Shujaa Max

Timeline Photos

This is a great place to eat (and drink) if you every get to the south coast of Kenya!

A variety of Cave pictures

Linjo Otto playing in the snow

So far we have about 10" of snow on the ground

So far we have about 10" of snow on the ground

Linjo Otto took a bath last night. Looks more like a crime scene than anything else. Note the now broken sliding glass door.

[02/16/13]   Shujaa Boerboele has just received the registration certificates for the Aug 2012 Linjo Otto/Baden Mali litter. I will attempt to send each owner their documents this weekend. Also, each of you have been given a free year of membership in EBBASA. I'll put you in contact with my good friend Dreis Lloyd in Pretoria and he can explain further. Cheers!

[02/07/13]   I'd like to check in with the owners of our Shujaa Boerboele pups and see how their dogs are doing. Please update us with any details of your puppies from the most recent vet visits or family related anecdotes (pics too please). We are truly interested in the ongoing development of our line. Best regards from Shujaa Boerboele!

Java House AA coffee from Nairobi

[01/28/13]   Freezing rain today at Shujaa Boerboele. Getting the dogs outside to do their business was a challenge but for now it's done. Fortunately I still have the industrial carpet cleaning machine on hand to take care of the mud/slush that they tracked in on the beige carpet. It's a never ending cycle folks. Now it's time for a hot cup of Kenyan AA coffee. Hope you all have a great day!

[01/26/13]   Folks, due to unexpected circumstances, one male puppy is now available from the Linjo Otto/Baden Mali litter born on 05 August 2012. As soon as he's checked out by the Vet, we'll post details and pics here on Facebook.

Here's a pic of two Shujaa brothers sent by one of our proud owners

[01/22/13]   Shujaa Boerboele is happy to inform the owners of puppies from our recent Linjo Otto/Baden Mali litter that we'll be providing you with a one year free membership in the Elite Boerboel Breed Association of Southern Africa (EBBASA). Of course, there are other Boerboel organizations out there, to include Boerboel International (BI), SABT/SABBA, and the American Boerboel Club (ABC), and we highly encourage your to find/join a club that is most agreeable with you however as a kennel/member in good standing with EBBASA, you are eligible for a free year with us. Congrats and welcome to EBBASA!

Ok, so obviously Baden Mali has taught her son, Shujaa Orange how to sneak into Katherine's room and climb into bed in the middle of the night.

Can you spot the bad dogs?

Blue Ribbon Acres

I just dropped Linjo Otto off at Blue Ribbon Acres for a few weeks of R&R. While we will miss having Otto laying about the house, it'll be nice not having him chew on Katherine's toys or eating my shoes. :)


[01/04/13]   Folks, we currently do not have any litters planned until at least Summer 2013. We thank you for all of your kind words and comments about our dogs and we'll continue to post updates and photos as they become available. If you can't wait to add a new Boerboel to your home or family, I'd be more than willing to recommend a number of reputable breeders that can accommodate your needs. Asante Sana! (Thank you very much in Swahili)

[01/04/13]   We delivered our last two puppies to Kentucky by small plane yesterday. It couldn't have gone better. During the 5 hour flight in a Cessna 182, both dogs were very calm, no motion sickness, quite as mice, and not even the much expected (and always dreaded) poop in the kennel just after take-off. Upon arrival, I unloaded both dogs and they were very happy to meet their new owners. You never know what happens at those critical points in time as you never have a second chance to make a good first impression. As with all of our dogs, we were sorry to see both White and Purple go but we know they are off to a wonderful start in their new home. Good luck to you both!

[01/02/13]   Earlier today, I took Shujaa "White", "Purple" and "Orange" to the Vet for a well puppy exam and a vaccination before "White" and "Purple" begin their journey to Kentucky. At the Vet, White weighed in at 74 lbs, Orange at 76 lbs, and Purple at 65 lbs. Not bad for 20 weeks of age, eh?

Baden Mali

EBBASA 84.0%

EBBASA 84.0%

These two dogs haven't been together without fighting for more than a year.  Looks like they've finally sorted things out.

These two dogs haven't been together without fighting for more than a year. Looks like they've finally sorted things out.

[01/02/13]   We're watching something very interesting at the moment. For approximately the past 18-24 mos, we have been forced to keep our two adult females, Linjo Babbelbek (Gabby) and Baden Mali, separated due to the fact that Mali did not seem to like Gabby at all and CONTINUALLY sought to submit her.. The dogs have really scrapped from time to time resulting in a stitch or two here and there. I had nearly accepted the fact that despite our best efforts, the dogs would have to be separated indefinitely (potentially 7-10 years) in order to avoid potentially serious conflict.

About six weeks ago, we had Gabby fixed due to poor PennHIP results. Mali continued to show aggression from a distance and as a result, we've continued to keep them separated. Well tonight, I absentmindedly opened the door and let Mali in while Gabby was loose in the same part of the house. I immediately began to prepare myself for an immediate trip to the 24 Vet clinic in order to get Gabby stitched up (again) however what ensued was shocking. They began to circle and sniff so as to sort the pecking order out (without any aggression). It's almost playful however there's still some tension in the air and after nearly 25 mins, they're still at it. They're beginning to wear themselves out (the kitchen floor will never be the same) but we're not going to interrupt. Hopefully Mali senses that Gabby's fixed and no longer in competition with her as the alpha. Who knows? I guess I need to watch some Caesar re-runs.

Does anyone have similar experiences?

Happy New Year! - Baden Mali

Katherine and Shujaa Orange enjoying the fire

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