Boerboels originate from South Africa and were originally bred for the purpose of guarding the home. They are very large, powerful, and some can reach up to 200 lbs in size. Their coat is smooth and shiny, and comes in a variety of colours. Though their large stature can look intimidating, Boerboels are playful and very devoted to their families. They are dominant and confident creatures, but easy to train and will fiercely protect their beloved humans. If they are not properly socialized they can show aggressive tendencies, so it is important to introduce them at a young age, so they are not wary of strangers.
Common Health Conditions
- Elbow dysplasia is a condition involving multiple developmental abnormalities of the elbow-joint in dogs.
- All breeds can inherit or develop a number of different eye conditions, some of which may cause blindness or be very uncomfortable if left untreated.
- The liver is vital to your Boerboel’s health. When functioning properly, it regulates blood sugar and filters toxic substances.