I am sharing this video to celebrate the life and death of Hillside View Devi, a Boerboel that passed away at the tender age of 17 months old. Hillside View Devi (Middelpos Alpha x Löwenklein Witwal Belladonna) was imported from South Africa to Germany. She was infected with Babesiosis rossi, rickettsiosis africae, trypanasomiasis, and borreliosis when she left South Africa as a puppy. She was diagnosed by her owner's veterinarian when she started to show symptoms of the disease.
It is important to fully research breeders before you make a commitment to buy or import a Boerboel puppy. Just because a puppy is out of parents with high appraisal scores does not mean they will be healthy. There are good breeders who take care to make sure all of their dogs and puppies are as healthy as possible, and will do everything possible to make restitution if something goes wrong. If you are considering adding a Boerboel puppy to your family, make sure you find a breeder with an excellent reputation.
For additional information about Hillside View Devi, please visit her Facebook page: