About Klein Sandfontein Boerboels
”Let a Boerboel whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it…”
Klein Sandfontein Boerboels,
owned by Beverli Katz, is located on the picturesque Klein Sandfontein
farm, which is near the town of Caledon, in the Western Cape Province of South
Africa, and is approximately 150 km east of Cape Town. The day-to-day running
of Klein Sandfontein Boerboels is managed by Beverli, and a more committed
breeder would be hard to find.
Beverli’s passion for animals
stems from her early years and the influence of her father and grandfather, who
were both very involved with particularly horses and ponies. She grew up
breeding, training and showing American Saddle Horses and Welsh ponies,
eventually also qualifying as a multi-discipline, multi-breed and highly
respected Equine Judge. Beverli continues to be invited to judge at horse show
events country-wide on a regular basis.
As often happens, life and
circumstances resulted in Beverli taking a new direction in life – a marriage,
two beautiful sons, and a divorce later, she established a boarding kennel and
cattery on Klein Sandfontein farm, which continues to this day. It was through
the running of the kennels that Beverli was first introduced to the Boerboel
breed in 2001. These dogs, with their wonderful temperament and impressive
appearance immediately captivated her. The Boerboel-bug truly bit once she
started doing her homework and meeting with established breeders. It was a
family member who inspired Beverli to take the next step – from being a
Boerboel owner to being a Boerboel breeder herself. With Beverli’s hands-on approach
and dedication and her natural insight into bloodlines, animal husbandry and
genetics, she has managed to build up an impressive line of breeding stock of
these magnificent dogs – the pictures, the SABBS appraisal points and show
results all over the world speak for themselves.
Currently the KS (Klein
Sandfontein) stud has bred the highest appointed male in the world to date on
the Linear system. He is KS Judge, owned by Shelby Flynn in Indianapolis, USA.
The second highest appraised male in the world belongs to Joseph Phillips and
he is KS Journey in California, USA. The highest appraised female is KS Bikijol
now owned by Shelby Flynn in the USA.
Beverli feels truly blessed
to be involved in an extended family – both of the two – and four-legged variety.
She had the opportunity in the UK and the USA to meet and greet her beloved
dogs and friends whom she had only communicated with on a social media. What a
life-changing experience that was!
To date, the KS Boerboel
family extends the length and breadth of South Africa and now also includes
many Boerboels and their human enthusiasts world-wide, from Russia to Europe
and North and South America and now in Israel too.