• Size

  • Height

    Females – 22 to 25 inches; Males – 24 to 27 inches
  • Weight

    110 to 200 pounds
  • Coat

    Brown, red, fawn, brindle, or piebald
  • Color

    Mahogany or rich chestnut red
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Weight Pull, Agility, Stock Work, Protection Sports, and Therapy Work
  • Indoor/Outdoor


The Boerboel historically served as a farm dog in 17th century South Africa, but today this strong, muscular, working breed is an excellent guard dog and loyal family companion. Intelligent, calm and confident, the Boerboel gets along well with children and other pets, but because he is a dominant dog, he requires structured, firm training. He has strong protective instincts and a willingness to please. Grooming is minimal for the Boerboel’s smooth, shiny coat.

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