Boerboel
Boerboel
Size
Large
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
Medium
Activities
Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Weight Pull, Agility, Stock Work, Protection Sports, and Therapy Work

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.

Did you know?

The word “Boerboel” means “farm dog.”