The Boerboel is not registered with the UK Kennel Club, therefore
you cannot get KC papers for your dog.
The SABT was the first organised registry, there are also two others which bridge many gaps left by the first, these are EBBASA and BOERBOEL INTERNATIONAL
all Boerboels in the UK & Ireland are registered with one of them,
unfortunatley due to human politics you may find that a dog registered & appraised in one, is not recognised by another, which makes life a bit difficult!
Causing some breeders to have multiple registrations, as you're never quite sure what will happen in the future!
Every Boerboel is supplied with an initial registration or birth certificate stating its pedigree.
However, in order for to be fully registered, the dog must be appraised
by an official judge. This ensures only high quality Boerboels
are used to continue the linage as you cannot breed from a Boerboel unless
it has scored sufficentley in its appraisal.
Please note that dogs must be at least 9 months old before being evaluated,
therefore if someone tells you that they have a Boerboel puppy for sale
that has been scored - this is NOT an officially recognised grading and
you should be very suspicious about the pup and breeder. See below for
more information about the appraisal system.