Named after the Dutch for 'farmer' (boer) and 'bull(dog)' (boel), this large mastiff type has long protected remote South African homesteads from predators.
Someone experienced in the breed with the home environment and land that best replicates the rural homestead of the Boerboel's homeland.
Most people. This dog is powerful with natural guarding instincts and needs experienced handling.
South African Mastiff
People will amusingly say "You should put a saddle on it!"
High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
HOW IT WORKS
The first step in responsible dog ownership
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Match with a breeder
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