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The Black Boerboel
There is much controversy surrounding the "Black boerboel". Everyone seems to have a philosophy on this issue, here's ours: To each their own! We have been breeding molosser dogs for 25 years and have seen many many variations on color, size, stature, you name it. We thin
k this, the people in South Africa had a need for a black night dog with all of the capabilities of the boerboel. So, they searched around for a compatible match with the color they wanted. What I believe I see in my viewing of these dogs for years now is this; it seems some breeders used Cane Corsos, some used Neapolitan Mastiffs, some used Bullmastiffs, and some used Black Labradors (the worst combo if you ask me ~ note the disparity in the pictures shown of black boerboels). So, . . . if this happened, is this blasphemy? To assume that people took different dogs possibly hundreds of years ago and combined them to get exactly what they needed to fulfill their needs? No, actually it is how all the boerboels (and all domesticated dogs for that matter) originated.
So, is there a "Black Boerboel" devoid of all traces of Bullmastiff, Neo, or Cane Corso? Very possible and it seems DNA work in South Africa is pointing towards YES . . . however, in my research it seems that most of the black boerboels have these missing "voids" back in their pedigrees (maybe when the Cane Corso or Neo or whatever was introduced? I do not know or care). I am not calling anyone a liar and do not wish to engage in a debate, I merely state my personal opinion as a lifelong study and breeder of this type of animal, . . .nothing more.

  With that being said, . . .  and now that the controversy seems to be over and the black boerboel is now allowed - (now they need the amazing Piebald to be allowed) we have and are importing progeny from Spitsvuur's "Ramkat" (Alpine Lion Dragon's half brother) to be able to enjoy and offer these pure black boerboels with frequency and "Alpine Lion" standards here in America ~ stay tuned. 


**NOTE**
Spitsvuur's Ramkat, Massimo (Ramkat Jr.), Nero (Ferdi) and any other black "boerboels" are considered pure black boerboels and ARE regist
ered as such. They are NOT to be mistaken for any of our Hybrid animals as they are NOT crossbred dogs!!
 
**NOTE**
**TO BREEDERS**

While we breed for our passion and to adhere to a hard-fought lifestyle choice, we remain a business. We are not in the business of providing our competition with our bloodlines. We ask that all boerboel breeders (or aspiring boerboel breeders) understand this fact. We do not sell our special litters to breeders ever really, unless for a realistic price (
maybe $50,000) ~ basically what you stand to make every year off of our (the) dog.
All special litter pups are sold with a Alpine Lion Boerboels LLC breeding rights contract attached. We have spent years fostering our relationships with the South African breeders that we do business with to insure the quality and standard that we have set at Alpine Lion remains at the apex of the breed (and our conformation "standard" hasn't changed over the years like some of the more dominant boerboel registries to accomodate America's [and others] appetite for SIZE at all costs). These collaborations and partnerings have cost us countless hours and trial and error, we will not simply pass them on to other breeders for their utilization. That would be like Microsoft selling you their computer chip patent for the same price as a PC ~ not likely something to count upon.

With that being said, we have several breeders stateside that we collaborate with daily with the grander design of overall breed improvement and
preservation of the original "working ability boerboel standard" as our goal. Hope I have been able to explain this rationally and clearly.
 Blessings to you and yours










Alpine Lion's Massimo

Massimo, Massimo, Massimo, . . .where do I begin with this guy. First off, in true Alpine Lion fashion, we'll let your eyes judge Massimo for the most part. Massimo comes to us directly from South Africa. His father is the highest ranking black boerboel in existence and we believe they named him appropriately.
Massimo has the fire of a true African warrior but he has an affinity for children that borders on supernatural. We still have to get used to his protective growls as we do our night rounds, because Massimo is simply invisible. Enjoy watching Massimo grow with us, he is already a feast for the eyes!
(Keep an eye out for his half brother Nero as well on the Lion's page)
**Pictured Below at 18 months old!!!***






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Alpine Lion's Nero

Nero again comes to us directly from South Africa from the most established breeder of the black boerboels . His father is the highest ranking black boerboel in existence and we believe they named him appropriately.

Nero has all of fire his half brother Massimo has but seems even a bit more alpha. We look to Nero to provide even more of a good thing in our breeding program with both our pure Black Boerboel and African Mastino lines
**Pictured Below at just 11.5 months old!!!***






 "Kong"
Imported by "Colossal Molosser's"
 (Alpine Lion Boerboels LLC affiliate)

Kong comes from the finest Hungarian working mastino bloodlines in existence. He comes from a long line of pure black champions that will add that deep shiny jet black coat, strength, fortitude, and fearlessness to the foundation of our African Mastino program. Please have fun watching him grow with us.
(pictured below at 6.5 months old)





The "Boerso"
(1/2 Cane Corso 1/2 Boerboel)


In the spirit of the first folks designing dogs for their needs and really just to engage creatively in dog breeding, we have decided to branch into the world of hybrids. We have taken the best Cane Corso we could find (pictured) and breed him to a robust athletic beorboel female (Estes Bella ~ pictured). What we produced were absolutely gorgeous "Boersos" of the first order (see "Ninja" pictured below as well). Thick headed, well muscled, highly assertive, black molossers that exhibit extremely vibrant health do to a concept know as "hybrid vigor" (Google it).
Mind you, these were not boerboels and there were a few striking differences. Their musculature while awesome is still not at the absolute peak on canine superiority like we feel the boerboel is (however we only saw this on the male side of the spectrum), and they tend to be quite a bit more independent animals (not as "locked in" to their people, more "job" oriented).
They are however, slightly more assertive when it comes to guard and bite work, making them exceptional top tier guard/estate dogs.

(pups will be most likely be registered with the The International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR) - we are still researching the best registry to provide our level of service and pedigree information for our customers)






Alpine Lion's Ninja
(Boerso ~ Hybrid)






The African Mastino
(3/4 Boerboel and 1/4 Italian "working" Mastini ~ Neo, Cane Corso)
This is our own baby, and we're super proud of it. What the Boerboel lacks in the way of size, musculature, coloration, and deterrent , . . .  the African Mastino will not. The African Mastino will have all the traits that the Boersos were missing AND produced a fine color spectrum that should prove very sought after and a true wonder to behold (deep blue, black, and black brindle).
Be one the the ground breaking owners of this new hybrid sure to be a fast favorite in the exciting world of molosser dogs!!
(pups will be most likely be registered with the
The International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR) - we are still researching the best registry to provide our level of service and pedigree information for our customers)

**Many more pictures to come--just wanted to give an idea of the color nothing more ~ pups are too young to see what they'll be!**











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