The South African Boerboel is a large Molosser type dog with a natural guardian instinct. Some Molesser class breeds are used for search and rescue, such as the Saint Bernard and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. The Boerboel, like many of the Mastiff breeds, are used as homestead guardians of working farm dogs. The Boerboel is thought to have been created by European settlers crossing strong, large working breeds with native domestic dog breeds when arriving at the South African Cape in the mid 1600’s. While the Boerboel is currently part of the AKC Miscellaneous class, it is most likely to be recognized as part of the working group in the future, like its relative, the English Mastiff. Read on below for more great info on this loyal and rare breed!
When purchasing a Boerboel puppy, it is essential to be aware of all characteristics of this large dog breed. Looking for a puppy to bring into your family is an exciting process, but having the knowledge of what to expect with any dog is the key to successful integration into your family. A puppy is a huge commitment, so being knowledgeable about how to train and care for your puppy is particularly valuable. For information on these subjects check our blog or a good book related to this specific dog breed.
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