DEKKEN BOERBOELS

MIGHTY MASTIFFS


“DEKKEN”: IS A DUTCH WORD MEANING TO SHIELD, PROTECT,  COVER, AND HEDGE. WE PICKED THIS FOR THE NAME OF OUR PROGRAM AS WE FEEL IT CORRECTLY SYMBOLIZES TRAITS OF THIS AMAZING BREED – BOERBOELS PROTECT THEIR FAMILIES IN A BOLD YET LOVING WAY.

 

The Lloyd family, Todd and Taryn (as well as their 3 daughters), live in York, PA. Todd works in philanthropy and Taryn is a nurse. They have been married for ten years. 


BOERBOEL = FARM DOG

The Afrikaans name, Boerboel, literally translates as farm dog. They are a working dog that loves to carry out tasks. They have a herding instinct, bond with their surroundings and owners and while often passive maintain an alertness to their surroundings.


Our Farm

We moved in 2018 from Harrisburg to a small farmette in York, PA. Some of our dogs also live on a larger farm with relatives. We also have some our breeding dogs placed with nearby friends to ensure all of them are part of families. 


Why Breed?

It honestly required some arm twisting! Good friends of ours in Philadelphia had bred Cane Corsos, Pressa Canarios, and Fila Brasileros before they migrated to Boerboels. We apprenticed with them, and they later passed along their program to our family. It was easy to fall in love with the Breed and have since enjoyed working to improve it.