Boerboel Information

BoerboelThe 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.

Breed Stats

Average Size

chihuahua silouette
great dane silouette

Height: 1ft 11in - 2ft 4in     Weight: 127-127lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 12 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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