Boerboel International - Appraisal

The BREED IMPROVEMENT SCHEME of BOERBOEL INTERNATIONAL consists of four different actions that culminate into one comprehensive report on the specific Boerboel that takes part in this excellent process. The BIS process determines the TOTAL PRODUCTION INDEX of the specific Boerboel. The importance of this scheme can not be accentuated enough. Additional measurements are also taken to gather information to determine specific INHERITANCE FACTORS.

 

A. APPRAISAL SYSTEM (CONFORMATION and MOVEMENT)

  1. GENERAL APPEARANCE (3) - Size, Balance, Musculature, Gender Authenticity, Impressive, Skin + Coat.
  2. HEAD (4) – Type, Comparisons, Volume, Teeth.
  3. NECK (1) – Shape, Length, Attachment.
  4. FRONT QUARTER (3) – Angulations, Comparisons, Positions, Volume.
  5. CENTER PIECE (1) – Comparisons, Volume.
  6. HIND QUARTER (3) - Angulations, Comparisons, Positions, Volume.
  7. MOVEMENT (5) – Buoyant, Smooth, Alignment, Top line, Reach.

These seven sections are measured to the Breed Standard on a scale of 3 to 5, where 5 represents the PERFECT/ EXCELLENT example, 4,5 VERY GOOD, 4 GOOD, 3,5 POOR and 3 NOT ACCEPTABLE. The value of each section is indicated in brackets. The total value of the APPRAISAL SYSTEM (Conformation and Movement), counts out of 100 points , but forms only 50% of the TOTAL PRODUCTION INDEX.(TPI).

 

B. TEMPERAMENT TEST

  1. SELF CONFIDENT (3)
  2. MANAGEABLE (2)
  3. REACTION TO OTHER DOG (2)
  4. REACTION THRESHHOLD (3)
  5. DEFENSIVE INSTINCT (3)
  6. SUSPICTION (3)
  7. FEARLESSNESS (4)

These seven tests are done to establish the Boerboel’s ACCEPTABLE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR on a scale from 1 to 5. The tests are done while the Boerboel is under control by his handler but no verbal communication is allowed. The total value of the TEMPERAMENT TEST counts out of 100 points, but forms only 25% of the TOTAL PRODUCTION INDEX (TPI).

 

C. HEALTH REPORT

  1. TESTICLES and SCROTUM(MALES); HYPERPLASIA(BITCHES). (5)
  2. HIPS (6)
  3. ELBOWS (5)
  4. EYELIDS (4)

In Poland there are 8 veterinarians authorized to examinate hips and elbows and to issue certificate report recognized by international kennel clubs:

 

Dr Adam Pietroń Warszawa
Lek.wet. Maciej Gogulski Borówiec k/Poznania
Dr Renata Komsta Lublin
Prof. dr hab. Stanisław Koper Lublin
Dr Tadeusz Narojek Warszawa
Prof. Dr hab. Marek Nowicki Olsztyn
Dr Jan Siembieda Wrocław
Dr Grzegorz Wąsiatycz Poznań

All health test must be accompanied by appropriate result certificate. After receiving health reports, the findings are applied to the health section of the BI appraisal sheet as follows: Results are accessed on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 as the PERFECT/ EXCELLENT example and progressively less to 1 which is UNACCEPTABLE.

 

D. MEASUREMENTS

  1. HEAD LENGTH
  2. HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE
  3. NECK CIRCUMFERENCE
  4. HEIGHT AT THE WITHERS
  5. CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE CHEST
  6. DEPTH OF THE CHEST
  7. WIDTH OF THE SHOULDER
  8. LENGTH OF THE BODY
  9. WIDTH OF THE CROUP
  10. MASS

 

These results , both the % and the achievement results , together with the TPI value, will be printed on the specific Boerboel’s REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE.
Example

A male dog with a conformation score 90%, character score 100%, who has "A" hips, 0-0 elbows, has both testicles fully descended into the scrotum and is entropion and ectropion free

 

Example boerboel appraisal results
Example appraisal results