Boerboel: Dog Breed Description

The Boerboel or South African mastiff is the only non-aggressive South African dog designed for protection and protection. This breed was bred in 1652, its ancestor is the Boer dog. In the XX century, the Boerboel almost disappeared, but it was restored, and now it is very popular. It is bred in Australia, Europe, Asia, Russia and the USA.


It is a strong and large breed with an even temperament and good intuition. Intuition allows the Boerboel to anticipate the owner’s desires and understand his feelings. He is smart, strong, muscular and has an imposing appearance.


The S Boerboel is not recommended for inexperienced dog breeders. However, he gets along well with all pets. This dog is obedient and intelligent, she is also very gentle with children. Boerboel is fearless and able to defend his family and his home until his last breath. But he will not show aggression if he does not see danger or if he is not given the appropriate command.

Wool and care

The Boerboel has a smooth, dense and short coat. The molting of this breed is average. South African mastiff needs regular brushing to remove dead hair. Bathing should be done as needed. This breed has practically no health problems, since only high-quality individuals were selected for breeding the breed.


The Boerboel needs a strong owner, but at the same time, he will not obey too harsh and harsh orders, he must be treated with respect. Obedience training is essential for this breed and must be firm and consistent.


The South African mastiff will not be able to live in a city apartment, he needs a large fenced yard. He is very attached to his family and cannot stand being alone. Boerboel loves outdoor games and walks on a leash.

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