is a large, molosser type breed of dog from South Africa. The
is Afrikaans for "farmer's dog".
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"They are obedient,
intelligent, self-assured and bred to have an extremely strong guard-dog
instinct. Perhaps surprisingly, this does not make the dog a vicious unsociable
animal, because the Boerboel was in constant proximity to the farmers and their
children, a badly behaved or aggressive dog was unacceptable and would, perhaps
rather harshly, have been put down. This very selective and practical breeding
ethic has created a loving pet with an even temperament that is happiest in a
family environment for which he can put his protective instincts into action
The ideal height for male Boerboels is from 64 to 70 cm (24 to 27 inches) at
the withers. The height for bitches is usually 59 to 65 cm (23 to 26 inches).
Boerboels are intelligent, reliable, and obedient, with a strong watchdog
instinct. They are self-assured and fearless, but responsive to the needs of the
family. Like other dogs with a strong guard instinct, the boerboel needs to be
watched around strangers and introduced to friends early on to avoid aggression.
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