Dog Breeds


Characteristics of Boerboel

Country of originSouth Africa
The sizelarge
Growth59–88 cm
Weightmore than 45 kg, can reach 70 kg
Ageup to 12 years
FCI breed groupnot recognized
Boerboel Characteristics

Brief information

  • stubborn, strong, striving for dominance;
  • requires many hours of exhausting walks;
  • with the right upbringing, an excellent guard and protector.


Strong, independent, stubborn and balanced, the South African Boerboel is perfect for the role of a family protector and guard. However, those who want to get this dog must remember about its proper upbringing and socialization. This breed is considered quite dangerous, so it is best to immediately turn to professional trainers. It is very difficult to re-educate a dog and correct the mistakes made.

A socialized Boerboel is a serious dog that will always try to take the place of a leader in the family, and therefore the owner will have to prove to the pet again and again who is in charge here.

At the same time, the Boerboel becomes attached to the family, loves all its members and is ready to protect and protect them all his life. It is believed that representatives of this breed adore children. They can endure all the antics of the kids, play and look after them for a long time. Previously, these dogs were even left with children as nannies. But you should not repeat this experience: the communication of any dog ​​with a small child should be under the supervision of adults.

Boerboels get along quite easily with other pets in the house, including cats and rodents, but problems can arise with dogs. To minimize the risks, you should take care of the early socialization of the dog in a timely manner.


Boerboel is extremely distrustful of strangers. However, as soon as the dog learns that a friend is in front of him, the behavior changes. Competent training and education will help to avoid this hypervigilance .

Boerboels, like no other, need physical activity. The owner will have to exhaust the dog every day on a walk so that it does not have the energy for aggression and destructive behavior.

Boerboel Care

Boerboels have a short coat that does not require special care. It is enough to wipe the dog with a damp towel and sometimes comb with a massage brush to remove loose hairs. At the same time, it should be remembered that the Boerboel is a large dog, so there will be quite a lot of wool from it.

Conditions of detention

Boerboel feels great in a spacious city apartment, but is also suitable for life outside the city, in his own aviary. This is a hardy and strong dog.

Boerboel needs many hours of walks with games and running. He will be a great companion for sports. However, you should be careful: you can not leave the dog on the street unattended, be sure to keep it on a leash. This is especially true for crowded places and areas for animals. Boerboels are extremely jealous and distrustful of dogs, and with the wrong upbringing, they can show aggression.

As representatives of a large breed, Boerboels are prone to diseases of the joints and bones, which is why special attention should be paid to the development of a dog up to three years. Physical activity should be appropriate for the age of the pet.

Boerboel – Video

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