Fast Facts

Country of Origin:South Africa
AKC Group:Rare
Life Span:8 to 12 years
Color:Yellow, tawny, reddish brown, and all shades of brindle.
Coat:Short, smooth, and dense.
Grooming:Brush weekly to remove loose hair.
Size:Large Dog Breed
Height:Males, 26 inches; females, 24 inches
Weight:Males, 130 to 150 pounds; females, 100 to 125 pounds

Bred in Africa since the 17th century, the Boerboel is a fearless protector of home and family. A blend of European mastiff-type dogs and large African native dogs, the result is an imposing, self-assured, loyal dog with strong guarding and watchdog instincts. The African Boerboel bears the large, muscular body; thick, loose skin; and broad, square head that are characteristic of mastiffs around the world. Ideal height for males is 26 inches at the withers; females, 24 inches. This breed's short coat may be cream, pale tawny, reddish brown, brown and all shades of brindle, with or without white markings, often with a black face mask. The African Boerboel is a strong, intelligent breed that requires early and consistent training and socialization. It's known for its love of children and its protective, obedient nature..

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