Manjaro Pitbull Kennels


Manjaro kennels South Africa. (Black square red x)

This website was created to socialize, talk and discuss the American Pit Bull terrier breed of dog as game ability working dogs with APBT owners, fanciers and would be fanciers.If it is about the APBT it will ultimately be about the difference maker.. the essence .. of this breed >> gameness and then about workable temperament, about abilities and about working drive .. then as the ultimate dog … the APBT as game working & ability dogs of note. Naturally you do have to look at the quality, the working temperament, the bloodlines, the ancestry and the performance of dogs – best also look at the quality in dogmen ….normally that’s where you will find quality game working dogs. When it comes to the “real” purebred APBT as game working dog breed – except no subsided but the “real “pure bred APBT as game working dog with full ancestry documentation.

The breed of yesteryear…

Bred like yesteryear…

The breed standard of yesteryear …

Traits, temperament, abilities like yesteryear…

This is the ultimate in game working dogs – the APBT like yesteryear…

Manjaro’s family of APBT dogs … that you don’t have to make excuses for.

This a breed to respect.

In association with Chris Bekker & Rugged Xris and then some.

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When it comes to the American Pit Bull terrier breed of dog (commonly also referred to as APBT or Pit Bull or Pit bulldogs) I strive to present the best representative of the true American Pit Bull terrier > game, working temperament, inelegance, prey drive, sporting, awesome athletic abilities & most of all as sought after family dog.
Manjaro’s the home of Balkan / Mayday / Bolio /Frisco bloodline dogs (and then some) and their crosses also as close as possible to the available bloodlines blood in South Africa (and then by proven sought after genetics and top imported genes because of proven greatness).My passion and what I stand for as steward of the game APBT working dog as breed is all about the preservation of the “real” APBT as breed and as game working dogs.
Edward Hoagland – quoted – “In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train the dog to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.”
I am dead serious and passionate about this breed’s history – but more so about their future. I see my role as continuously striving to hand over, not only just another APBT or “pet bull”, but real purebred APBT working dogs as a proud inheritance for the future generations.

The “real” APBT is the ultimate game breed of dog today: Then to know it’s not just how they were raised but more so how they are bred – that’s more about the breed itself. This breed do make extremely good watchdogs if trained and utilized as such – can be and then they are exceptional and awesome family and or companion dogs – can be and in this context just like with any other sought after breed – then especially true with correct owners TLC, socializing, respect, specific training, feeding, balanced heath program and conditioning – this breed of dog became a (the) sought after breed of dog to have worldwide – also because they are awesome all-round athletes and most of all (fact) because it’s a proclaimed game working dog and full time guardian and family dog of choice.
From the onset ….. never to forget they are historically and genetically proven as catch dogs and fighting dogs – firsts and last. This breed of dog, because of their absolute friendly and loving nature and workable temperament with humans (a genetic safe breed trait to breed for) does not make a good guard or attack dog >>> unless purposefully trained to be and then will be a guard or attack dog of note and of course >>> this comes with owners responsibility and accountability. Only the very few apply gameness to gameness and today you will find that the majority utilize this breed as house dogs, companion dogs and athletes. This is the same as with other sought after specific types of guards or attack dogs – breeds likes German shepherds, Rottweiler’s, Dobermans etc. – then these purposely bred breeds trained to be utilized as such by the SAPS, military, security and border control and as by individual personal choice as guard or attack dogs – the emphasis here is >> if purposely trained to be and then utilized as such. I never will advise to train the APBT game dog for attack training because the APBT is a purposely bred dog that will and can fight dogs and other animals by nature – and will … if trained by the owner to be … be human aggressive > will then treat humans as they will see a dominant dog – a challenge – or see and treat them as a prey animal and opposition and serious bodily harm and even death will result.
Trained for human aggression (any form of training – teasing – schooling – abuse) have nothing to do with the specific breeding but has everything to do with the upbringing and socializing by the owner.
It does seem negative? Nope … but for starters – just the truth. My purpose by making such a statement is therefore not to hype up to sell pups – my purpose is to introduce this breed > plainly speaking the truth – if it about APBT it should be about gameness – the difference maker but also about the trait human friendliness – workable trait –workable temperament.

Some of Manjaro bred dogs are found around the country – also elsewhere, and in the hands of wonderful knowledge families, owners, farmers, dog sporting people, breeders and dog men and woman who in turn represent, to the public, the positive aspects of this breed, also as in competitive dogs at APBT countrywide organized conformation and abilities dog shows. Mostly with families that own these dogs as family dogs and the proven accomplishments and unreal placid human temperament of Manjaro’s puppies or dogs in those homesteads, and or during abilities, traits or conformation competitions are the true testament to Manjaro dogs their nature and traits – and the right reasons for me breeding these Manjaro family line “real” APBT in the first place – the true testament of “real “APBT dogs, my kennel and my integrity.


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Manjaro kennel is situated – in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, in the in country border region town of Fort Beaufort, 150 kilometers north from the city of East London under the “Winterberg” mountains.

Manjaro kennel is a registered American Pit-Bull terrier kennel and proud breeder.
For conformation – Kennel registration is with the Southern African Dog Breeders Association – SADBA – Maria Van Lingen – 011 894 2167. Manjaro’s registration no – A22A/2007 and on request other registration bodies.

Manjaro kennel statement – I know you have read this before …. But true all the same – I do not condone cruelty to animals or breed raise train or sell or place Manjaro bred APBT dogs knowingly for illegal purposes and will not violate the South African 1976 animal welfare act. See on this Website under “COME TO KNOW THIS BREED”“About purposely fighting dogs” and video clip “Animal rescue action group investigation division”

I am a proud breeder and dedicated fancier of this breed – this by choice – I am also dedicated to the preservation of the real APBT game working dog as family dog in its original form – typical keen prey drive, gameness, typical human friendly breed temperament, typical within the breed standard, typical within breed conformation and typical real APBT breed traits.

At Manjaro kennels I do not role and fight dogs, but knowing this breed I came to realize these dogs do fight – and can they fight! I feel that my family bred APBT dogs are some of the finest of the American Pit Bull Terriers game working dogs in the world today – this came about because of the quality selected breeding dogs at Manjaro’s.
My extremely high standards are backed by years of combined experience with this breed and with old timer Chris Bekker’s input (one of the starting fathers of this breed in South Africa – April 1983 in association with most of the old timers of yesteryear .. worldwide) and then “some” other noted breeders and breed enthusiasts – especially also Mr. Christian Alexander Dionisio Peres in Mozambique (directly affiliated with Victor Aycart from Southern Kennels in Ecuador also associated directly with Go kennels – South America) – this having a very strong reputation of continually striving to produce and do produce the finest APBT game dogs with each successive purposely selected generation – breeding as awesome family, companion and ability competition game working dogs for any discipline.

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With all that said, I will only offer to sell or place my dogs (then with a sale contract, agreements and guarantees) to those who will provide a sustainable living environment conducive to a long, natural, and fulfilled life for these game working dogs, in the context of social responsibility.

I go to extraordinary lengths (available at all times to be contacted) to make sure that my  Manjaro dogs have the very best housing, TLC, socializing and training, canine species appropriate nutrition and unsurpassed veterinarian care possible, and do require and expect each prospective owner of a Manjaro APBT game working dog or puppy to do the same.

I do condone these statements >
“The only thing we have to fight is breed discrimination”
“Where there is vilification, we will teach compassion”
“Where there is scare tactics we will preach temperance”
“Where there are lies we will speak the truth”
This said > realize some truths about this breed are beyond the point of acceptable debate.

The uninformed or uneducated will question, “What is the APBT good for except for fighting?  And they do fight – see-

Looking at this breed.
The real APBT today is the ultimate and most versatile game, family and sporting dog anyone with an understanding of this breed can be proud to own – either you know this or you don’t.
Some facts about this breed is beyond reasonable arguments.
Then, also the breed of dog most abused and misrepresented by unscrupulous man’s actions (owners) and by the media and the uninformed – mostly untrue and unfounded propaganda, and then by those stoking the fires to cause misconception.
But then again – also true – the APBT is not everyone’s cup of tea because this breed is known to be a fighting breed – the ultimate as fighting dog.
The historical APBT today has also evolved into an awesome all-round working, sporting, hog hunting and competition ability dog, used in the military, drug detection and as rescue and therapy dog worldwide, also a purpose for this breed in the modern times and fast-paced society we live in. This breed has excelled in a variety of other dog sport and is tops in world super and ultra-dog contests and historically proven as a game fighting dog, but most of all proven as quality family dog to have.
They offer enormous potential for the everyday household as pet and companion or watch and as guardian dog and well suited for the farming and industrial communities. Their super submissive human workable friendly temperament and athletic traits resulted because of the activities it has historically performed and then by selective breeding programs that enhanced their strong physical traits and gameness, but most of all stable temperament. They have a natural pleasure and desire to please man and make unreal loving pet dogs for children and the whole family – socialized, supervised and trained of course. Read up about their multiple uses throughout history and today in our modern society, their heroism and then experience their unreal human devotion as guardian and man’s companion and best friend.

Manjaro kennel- facilities –kennels 12 x 10 m in size, independently fenced in, with special designed maternity ward, for mothers and pups, kennels for weaning young dogs and adult APBT accommodation. These shelters are perfectly sheltered against the elements- brick build, plastered, painted, floor and wall tiled and roofed with insulated ceilings and electrical lights and heating when needed. All my breeding dog kennels and run yards drained to keep our kennels not only clean but also hygienically clean and available roofed yard kennels. Free from diseases, to provide with pride, the very best care, health band exercise possible. My dogs are not just breeding’s dogs but each individually my family dogs to love and perpetuate.

Manjaro kennel – health care policy – I have an in house veterinarian (his name and telephone number can be supplied on request to contact) visiting and caring for my dogs and kennel accommodation, first hand medical care thus provided. The local SPCA (Animal Rescue) unit and State Vet became close friends and share my passion for dogs. All my dogs are health tested  and undergone full spectrum vaccinations, worming  before any selected planned breeding will be considered as well as Manjaro pups that will be offered from time to time – micro chipping on request.

See article on breeding your dog on this website or ask to be mailed.    

Any breeding done planned and selected – only because I need a combination bloodline pup for my futuristic breeding program – that will be the reason of having any breeding Dam or Sire in my kennel in the first place.

I have been breeding a family of APBT dogs at Manjaro Kennels known for workable human friendliness.

Manjaro kennel – pedigree status – All my dogs are SADBA registered and can be perused on Manjaro’s website and their pedigrees are also linked on and various APBT database’s dedicated to the American Pit-bull terrier breed and its history, intended exclusively for registered “pure bred APBT” with pedigrees reaching back to the very beginning, also of South African APBT breeding’s – a useful tool pursuing pedigrees and blood linage and photos of ancestry.

Manjaro’s  breed commitment – This – the ultimate game dog- the “pure” APBT was handed to us in South Africa by the first imports by Mr. Charley Bensch from Liq. Kid’s Kennels, Mr. Chris Bekker, Mr. Murray Jürgen’s and  then by many others. We were handed the “real “ APBT game working dogs in South Africa, as specific breed type, with specific temperament, traits, abilities and gameness – with a specific breed standard and conformation – look and structure, what will we hand to the next generation?

Manjaro kennels participation.
In participation with some others breeders and fanciers as conscientious and responsible breeder’s, owners and protectors of the APBT’s heritage, considering ourselves handing the “real” APBT as the ultimate in game dog –the “Pit bull” of yester year to the future generations.

What can you ask for more?
All my registered breeding dogs with clear ancestry linage were purposefully and selectively chosen dogs, genetics and conformation taken in consideration, and bred from and over time from the very best “pure” APBT game dog bloodlines and gene pool available, true to breed type, looks and structure, true to traits, gameness, temperament and as intense working game dogs, from both locally and imported top performing and producing game working APBT dogs.

Manjaro kennel’s breeding program and goal.
“We” breed with carefully selective breeding dogs to a specific defined breeding program, considering their temperament, gameness, and abilities and working genetic contribution, usefulness, conformation in looks and structure relating to the breed standard, traits, and as working bulldogs”
Continuously strife to maintain or to improving on the sought after APBT attributes, resulting in awesome, high quality top bloodline puppies and dogs, extremely intelligent, with solid structure, typical working temperament, pry drive and  breed type gameness. I do not focus on “looks or colours alone” and you will not find blue catch dogs, merle, overly white, mixed or breed over sized APBT here.

The APBT’s existence today was not only because they were bred for fighting  and as catch dogs but also for intelligence, loyalty and the propensity to win in any dog sporting competition or whatever you put up in their face and for their unreal human devotion and friendly temperament “to please” as family or purpose ability dogs. This breed was historically proven as the “all American Nanny” and family dogs, even today in every knowledgeable responsible owner’s hands.

In context – then only the truth > It was said
“Pit-Bulls are not mean its people (owners) who make them mean that’s mean”
“It’s the owners not the dog”
“Show me a bad APBT and I’ll show you a bad human”

Manjaro kennels information sharing and support policy.
I acknowledge the rich history and do not deny the facts / truth about the APBT as game working dog and will share from worldwide research and my experience and my personal perspectives – with all guardians of this breed, in so enhancing responsible ownership thus having an impact on the lives of this awesome breed of dog.
This said – realize some facts are beyond arguing about.
It was said, “There is none as blind as he who cannot see or comprehend” take the time to ….. see … to learn – go and see go and experience this breed’s awesomeness!

As to gain a historical perspective of the driving force behind the traditional breeding goals (still practiced by the very few) and actual respect for the APBT as the ultimate game breed of dog, all information and facts from research and experience given on this web page – positive and negative – should shed some light upon what the APBT really is, as opposed to what the media and uninformed portrayed them to be.

Romans 10.V17 states that faith comes by hearing – then hear from those who really know …. and believe ….. or be a Thomas and put your finger in the nail wound to prove it.

Manjaro puppy sales – from time to time if available – then from purposely selected planned breeding’s. Realizing each APBT is and will become an individual and should be treated and judged on their own merit, irrespective of their litter mates or ancestry. The pedigree should be a guideline (to know what genetic value lies behind each dog in the family tree) but does not make or guarantee the dog in question; each individual dog with the correct TLC, adequate exercise, good health, specific conditioning and or training and given opportunities to compete can make the pedigree and their owner proud.
Some puppies from Manjaro’s specific purposefully bred APBT breeding dogs will be advertised in advance on if and only when available – and when available some might be offered for sale.
A puppy sale contract and guarantees is also available on this website (see under kennel documents) to pursue and will address most questions in this regard.
Then I will present with pride, healthy, registered and top bloodline APBT puppies that you do not have to make excuses for.

Gawie Grobler – Gawie MK.

Also read all APBT informative articles on this website.
Manjaro Kennel – APBT’s game working dogs
Gawie Grobler
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Contact – 082 783 8280 or 046 645 1659