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Alpine Lion Boerboels



Complaint Rating:  71 % with 7 votes
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New Mexico
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I have a 23 month old boerboel who is terrified of people, children, wind, trains, cars, garbarge trucks, other dogs, etc. I don't know why she has encounted these things before but you would never know it by her response. She has been nervous since I got her, when I picked her up from her breeder it appeared to me that she had never been out of a cardboard box area that was on a concrete slab. She completely went into herself when she was removed from her littermates and in my opinion she became a nervous, fearful dog. She has been exposed to other dogs (puppy socializing classes, doggie parks, the neighborhood, long walks, hikes, etc.) but she is not really that curious about them or things around her as it seems she just wants run from the sounds or to tear a dog up because she's afraid. I always get comments about how great she looks, or asked if it's ok to pet her, when she is approached she moves and hides behind me. What can I do?

She has been in 8 dog fights with 2 needing to be taken to the vet and each time she was the one who attacked first. I can't trust her and I don't like the fact that she's afraid of everything. Have you ever encountered such a dog and what did you do.

Casandra Davis
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N  4th of Apr, 2011 by    0 Votes
I would recommend taking her to Dee Blanco, a homeopathic vet in Santa Fe-- she's GREAT with animal behavioral issues. Give her a call and discuss the issue with her: 505 986 3434.
N  6th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
I was thinking about buying a Boerboel from them but not so sure now.
Did you contact breeder about this. If so, I am curious as to what they said.
Margie (mrb293@aol.com)
D  13th of Jun, 2012 by    0 Votes
I bought a boerboel from them last march and am really pleased my girl. She is smart, outgoing and great with other dogs. Alpine lion was great to deal with, they were attentive and patient. I even asked for a video and even though he didn't know how to send it to me, he worked on it til I had one. I would definitely get another dog from them.
A  18th of Jan, 2014 by    +1 Votes
I also recieved a boerboel from patrick and had nothing but health issues i believe there is some bad breeding going on so far 2 years old hip problems knee problems heart problems doc said i am lucky dog is still alive i believe there are more people out there and would love to talk to them. rt now my dog cant even walk going back to vet in am. this dog has seen vet atleast 40 times its the most painful experience i have ever been through in my life something has to be done!!!
N  2nd of Jan, 2017 by    +1 Votes
@mousey I also bought a dog from them December 2012. My girl has had skin problems since I got her. I've changed her diet, fed her a tea of oregano, bathe her once a week and do an oregano tea rinse. She recently died December 17th 2016 from liver failure and white blood cell lymphoma at the age of 4. I will NEVER get another dog from him. I should have known something was up when I paid for "pick of the litter" and the mother ate all of the pups but mine. I felt it was a lie at the time and I am now convinced of it. My father has a 8 year old dog he has gotten from Alpine and his dog also has skin issues and now prostate problems.
D  6th of May, 2014 by    -1 Votes
I got a big black boerboel from Patrick and I had no problem he was the easiest to deal with I the whole dog business he is smart 175lbs. He has perfect agility three in a half feet tall I asked him for some vids and pics and he gave me about one hundred he was the most professional I've seen in the dog business
N  26th of Sep, 2014 by    +1 Votes
I bought a dog from Patrick Hall, with Alpine Lion Boerboels recently. I was having the dog shipped to me, and Patrick was fine to deal with until I paid for the dog. He became very unprofessional and rude the moment he had my money. He took his time shipping me the dog. Patrick made him self clear when I asked when he would send the dog, he replied in a text, "I'll get to it when I can (or want)." I was not too happy with him and asked for a refund, so I could take my business elsewhere. He told me he would not be refunding me the $1000 "deposit" I placed on the pup. He stated in a text, "call a lawyer if you want to be a difficult ###!!" I eventually received the dog. She is wonderful and I can't say anything bad about his product, but as a business man and professional, I can say he is awful! I would never do business with him again, and would never recommend him to anyone.
N  29th of Nov, 2014 by    +1 Votes
I paid for a dog in full and was told that he had a heart issue and could not be sold. The process to find out was lengthy and Patrick told me several days later than discovered - just enough time for my check to clear. When I asked for a refund, he told me that $1, 000 of it was non-refundable. So, I chose another pup. It was sent by air at 7 weeks old and the shots were not only given too early, the proof/documentation showed that the vaccinations administered were expired. This cost me some extra money at the vet to make sure the shots took after the final round was given. I should have known better when I asked for references in my same state... he advised I would get them but he never came through. The dog is fine and healthy but the whole process was very stressful and I was given major attitude when I contacted him stating the pup had landed safely. VERY bad business, HORRIBLE service, and a HUGE ego - but so far the dog is healthy. Definitely would NOT purchase from him again
A  31st of Aug, 2015 by    +1 Votes
They sent me a blind dog and very sick. I'm going to lawyer to get him to do what is right.

D  28th of Sep, 2015 by    -1 Votes
I am the new owner of said sick dog above, Not sick, not blind. Has slight cornial cloudyness in one eye but not affecting her. It is also getting better, might go away. Love this DOG... I believe said client above got a new replacement dog and was still disappointed. No problems with breeder or his animals, training and attention is what shapes animals.
D  21st of Dec, 2015 by    0 Votes
I Jody Tudor just bought Three puppies and they got here safe. Every thing went smoothly, It was like wow !what some fine looking puppies . Then a week later I just can't believe how will there growing and playing. I think the thing is it helps puppies to be together. There already going out to use the rest room thank God . The thing is they need love and can play when I am not there. In my own words it helps to buy two or three, when your bring them into a new home. It relax them makes thing easier
N  26th of Jan, 2016 by    0 Votes
I have purchased 2 pups from Patrick from different litters. One dog is now 13 months old difficult has killed 1 dog been in 6 dog fights, but I love her. The other dog is 10 months old has a temperament to die for. Easy going loving kind. She sadly is not particularly sound but the fault is all mine. She was sadly trampled by a horse at 2 months old. Patrick was a little difficult on shipping of first pup but other than that pretty normal. I love my Boerboels they are both black females and would go through the process again
N  1st of Sep, 2017 by    0 Votes
@horsetrainer Hi horsetrainer, we also have pup we got in march of 2015. She was from Beast and Zaire.. We love her so much. Her personality and disposition is wonderful.. Can you tell me what the parents were of the female that is difficult and aggressive?
N  2nd of Jul, 2016 by    +1 Votes
I have been doing my research and I really want a black male boerboel and was thinking of getting one from alpine but after what I am reading is there any serious inbreeding going on? To read about all these health problems and dog fights and killing other dogs is quit serious. Can you please give me more intel before I put a deposit? It sounds like they may not be easy to deal with but their website says the opposite
N  2nd of Jan, 2017 by    +2 Votes
@Tania Fiolleau I just found this site. Don't do it. Take your money elsewhere. You'll probably get a better dog straight from a breeder in South Africa for the same price and it'll include shipping. I bought a female from Alpine, breeding quality female from him December 2012. Never actually bred her but I loved her. My girl just died at the age of 4 from liver failure and white blood cell lymphoma, December 17, 2016. She was only 4!!! Before she died she had skin issues, raised bumps on her skin, fur falling out in patches, skin sores that oozed blood. I should've known something was up when he told me the mother ate all of the puppies but mine.

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