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Boerboel Info

Boerboel Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 23-28" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 7-10 pups
Group: Working Weight: 154-200 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: XL

Breed Overview

The Boerboel is a XL dog breed, with a starting weight of 154 lbs that can reach 200 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the SABT, APRI, HBSA, EBBASA, RIBC, SMBA, USBA. Some critical information for potential owners. The Boerboel breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Boerboel should know that the average litter size is between 7 to 10 puppies.

Boerboel Breed Characteristics

Group Working Drooler yes
Size XL Guard Dog yes
Origin South Africa Easy to Train yes
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs large
Intelligent yes Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks minimal Dangerous no

Boerboel Temperament

fearless, loyal, confident, gentle, intelligent, devoted

Health Problems

Generally very healthy

Boerboel Coat

Short and dense

Boerboel Dog Colors

Brindle, brown, reddish brown, red, fawn, yellow-cream, cream, black

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