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Boerboel profile

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Lifespan: 12-15 Years

Avg height: 55-66cm

Avg weight: 75-90kg

Coat type: Short, sleek coat.

Coat colours: Fawn, black, brindle, piebald, cream, mahogany, red, brown.

Originally bred for: Farm guardian.

Breed traits: Obedient, confident, intelligent, dominant, protective.


A little about the Boerboel


The Boerboel is a strong protective breed that have been used as a guard dog for many years. Whilst very loving to those they know well, the Boerboel requires intensive training and socialisation to prevent any aggressive behaviour.



The Boerboel can be predisposed to the following health conditions: Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Entropian, Ectropion and Epilepsy.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.