TRIBUTE TO HENDRIK VAN DER MERWE OF MERVANDER KENNELS
We wish to extend our most sincere sympathy and condolences to the Family, Associates and Co-Workers of Mervander on the sad and irreplaceable loss of Hendrik, truly one of the world-wide most-skilled breeders of Bulldogs. It is our privilege to share fond memories of Hendrik, as well as his late wife Mona, going back decades and perhaps further than any other present Bulldoggers today.
We were privileged to attend Mona’s funeral but unfortunately were only informed of Hendrik’s passing a couple of days after his funeral. In the spirit of Hendrik and his amazing contribution to the Bulldogging world, we would like to say “Sterkte” to his loved ones that are now grieving a tragic loss.
With love from Arthur, Coral and the entire Staff of Sezer Kennels
Important guidelines and tips for the aspirant new owners of Bulldog puppies.
To start with:- There is only one true Bulldog and that has for many hundreds of years been and still is the “English Bulldog”, proudly owned and displayed by country leaders. The miniaturized version namely the French Bulldog was created very much later, to satisfy the demand for a miniaturized version of “The Bulldog”. Then came the enlarged specimen, namely the American Bulldog, satisfying a demand in that direction. The following comments apply specifically to the “English Bulldog”.
Although the official standard has been updated a number of times, we are always looking and longing for the ownership of this man loving incredible dog. Puppies are unfortunately sometimes rehomed at 6 weeks or even younger, not having been immunized sufficiently. Puppies require a minimum of 3 specified inoculations and 5-6 deworming, which should take them to the age of at least 12 weeks. Serious breeders as well as exhibitors and owners know that these adorable puppies can and often do change their desirable shape and appearance, which is expected to stabilize at between 4 and 6 months.
To detail and explain what nature can do, please note:- In some specimens the body lengthens out of proportion, in other cases the top line flattens and even a small hump appears .In others, legs grow too high and some lose essential muscle tone. In certain specimens the head ‘Crown’ does not flatten sufficiently and very importantly some lose their famous and well acknowledged “pear shape”.
In view of the aforementioned circumstances, Veterinarians, Experienced owners, Breeders, Exhibitors and importers, paying up to and exceeding R 500,000.00 for a pup, purchase their new stock at ages from 4 months to 6 months and over. A healthy puppy at any age will adapt perfectly to its new home and owners, providing only it receives human contact and love, suitable quarters and nutritious food. Thus the choice of, at what age to purchase and add the important new member to your family, remains yours.
Kindest regards and good wishes from the staff and owner Arthur J Seef of Sezer Kennels, Bulldog breeders and very successful exhibitor for over 55 years with +/- 50 Bulldogs including pensioners, enjoying our naturally wooded agricultural holdings.
Hoping your new addition, will give you the unrivalled love and enjoyment only a Bulldog is capable of offering.
Arthur J Seef
OH LOOK! NEW PUPPIES!
BULLDOGS !! AVAILABLE AT UNBELIEVABLE PRICE REDUCTIONS !!
In recognition of the serious economic downturn in the South African economy, we have decided to assist all Bulldog lovers by reducing
all our prices for Bulldog Puppies, Juniors and Adults !
All Bulldogs are KUSA registered, micro-chipped and vaccinated prior to purchase.
We wish to invite all interested Bulldog lovers to come and view our outstanding show quality Bulldogs.
Please contact Arthur on 082-920-5053 or 010-222-0508 for appointment to view or further enquiries.
You are now privileged to experience the progress and upgrading of Sezer Kennels, a unique establishment with it’s various features, in a comfortable and tranquil country environment.