Mervander Articles

  1. Viva the Standard (HJ van der Merwe) 
  2. Fault Judging vs judging faulty (HJ van der Merwe)
  3. Judging to improve the Standard (HJ van der Merwe) 
  4. On the movement of the Bulldog (HJ van der Merwe)
  5. In defense of official breed standards (HJ van der Merwe)
  6. The British Bulldog and its turn-up (HJ van der Merwe)
  7. Article on Mervander Bulldogs in the Indian Kennel Gazette Sept. 1993 (CV Sudarsan)
  8. The reason why - the real lover of the breed has become part of the Bulldog (HJ van der Merwe)

Mervander Quotes

If you haven't got enemies in the dog world, it only proves that you have not bred the good ones yet.

Mervander has found the following quote to be very, very true: "Dogs vary as much as their owners vary. Soft hearted people have gentle dogs, staid and sober people seem to have glum dogs, vicious people have vicious dogs and treacherous people treacherous dogs." Ian Niall 

Ervaring is 'n kam wat jy kry nadat jou hare uitgeval het. 

The enemy of my enemy is my friend! 

(This quote has never been proved wrong!)

“What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving, how express and admirable in action, how like an angel in apprehension, how like a god: the beauty of the world; the paragon of animals; and yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust ? man delights not me, no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so.” 

William Shakespear (Hamlet)

Once a bulldog-lover,
ALWAYS a bulldog-lover!

The more I see of man, the more I love my Bulldog.

After all ! What is a home without a Bulldog !

If the Bulldog's roll is correct
then the movement is correct;
If the movement is correct
then the conformation is correct!

A Bulldog without the typical roll
is like a sailor without his rum...

(refering to the peculiar rolling motion displayed by a Bulldog with the proper movement)

A Bulldog that brings its front legs in
when moving (toeing the line), has three faults in each front leg!