The Boerboel is a strong, confident dog with a hulking stature that weighs in at anywhere from 110-220 pounds! The breed hails from South Africa where it was used to defend farmsteads. As such, the Boerboels are a dominant, headstrong breed. If this is your first go-around with a dog or you’ve never had an extra large dog before, we recommend you try another breed first.
If you do decide to welcome a Boerboel into your home, be sure to devote plenty of time and energy to training efforts. When you put in the work, you’ll find the Boerboel can be a calm, charming family dog once socialized.