Friday, March 13, 2009

About the Breed

The Boerboel is not a breed widely recognized in the U.S. as of yet. It is said to have the best features of a mastiff such as great power and strength, loyalty, the desire to protect it's family, and physical appearance. The Boerboel is a large powerful dog that has been breed in Africa since the 16th century. It is from a combination of various Mastiff breeds in Europe combined with those of Africa. The boerboel is said to be physically built better than other Mastiff-type dogs. This breed is very popular amongst African Farmers. Not only are they great working dogs, but the Farmers mostly used them to guard his family while he was away. They can be very protective, but loving and kind to friends and family. It's physique is intimidating alone in combination with it's deep bark they can be the perfect guard dog. However the boerboel's unique and adorable features are sure to draw attention no matter where they go. We got our dogs from  Arizona Boerboels. See their link here.

1 comment:

  1. I checked out the link and one look at those puppy pictures told me why you have him. How could anyone resist those babies? The experience you went thru with Tonka is heartbreaking, but I'm so glad you took another chance.