Dekken Boerboels

Breeders of the South African Mastiff
Boerboel Puppies in 2020

Dekken Boerboels… A “Microbreedery”

We are not in the business of just breeding dogs – in fact, our craft isn’t even a business. Learn more about us and our dogs to understand why we are Boerboel enthusiasts. 

Our Summer litters with Lulu and Laila are now spoken for, but we anticipate breeding both Raven and Rogue yet this year – hoping to have litters with them around Christmas.

We have also been accepting deposits for litters we are planning in 2021. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and talk with us for the latest updates and to discuss upcoming litters.


Laila’s father is currently the worlds highest appraised Boerboel in the world on the new linear appraisal system (SABBS, KLEIN SANDFONTEIN JUDGE). Other dogs in her lineage are among the top scoring Boerboel dogs within the breed (Middelpos Alpha)


Leo is an amazing Boerboel. He received the highest appraisal score in the U.S. in 2017, and maintained that top score among Boerboels appraised in 2018 (NABBA). We look forward to carrying on his line through pairing him with Lulu, Raven and Laila in 2020.


Raven is our black beauty. Her grandfather was the highest appraised black male Boerboel (Spitsvuur Ramkat). Raven has now had two litters of amazing Boerboel pups, and we have incorporated some of them into our breeding program. We anticipate breeding Raven in the Fall of 2020.


Diesel is a large black male with excellent confirmation. He comes from Raven and Dekken Dante. He has excellent temperament and confidence. We look forward to pairing him with Rogue in 2020. 


Lulu is Diesel’s sister and she is a large and very strong female. She is alert, confident and affectionate.  She also has excellent confirmation and she has produced her first litter of beautiful pups in July 2020. 


Rogue is a beautiful dog with a unique coat and very high confirmation. We are excited to pair her with Diesel in 2020. We anticipate very attractive, strong and confident puppies.


Dekken Petra is an example of what our program has been working to achieve for well over a decade. We are very excited to pair Petra in 2021 with Diesel as we usher in the next generation of our Dekken bloodline.  Petra is the daughter of Leo and Laila – born in the Fall of 2019. She is the perfect combination of her amazing parents.

Our Story

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.

More on our story…

The Mighty Boerboel…

We desire to breed Boerboels of a high standard as well as being attractive. All of our Boerboels live within family environments, and are raised with children.

In contacting us you will receive honest answers to your questions rather than a sales pitch. We want to ensure those who become interested in purchasing Boerboel puppies from us will be fully satisfied. If that means recommending a different breeder or breed to you, we hope to be honest in doing that.








York, PA