What is a Boerboel?

The Boerboel, is a large, mastiff-type dog breed from South Africa that is bred for the purpose of guarding the homestead and working the farm. They are one of the most powerful dog breeds in the world and have an estimated bite force around 800-850 PSI. Boerboel breeding is both a hobby and an industry in South Africa.

Who is the best Boerboel breeder in Portugal?

With over 40 years of experience, Francisco Barroca is a dog lover and a certified breeder of the boerboel breed. He already had a Boerboel dog named Ruka which became champion in Portugal (SABBS).

Is a Boerboel a good family dog?

The Boerboel is a great family dog with all ages of people, it also called the South African Mastiff, South African Boerboel, Borbull or simply the Bole. These dogs were bred as working farm dogs and are one of the most powerful dog breeds.

What are the different colors of Boerboels?

All shades of red, brown, yellow (fawn), brindle. Also black (SABBS only). The Boerboel ( pronounced [ˈbuːrbul]) is a large, mastiff -type dog from South Africa with a black mask and a short coat.

How do you pronounce a Boerboel?

Boerboel, therefore, translates as either farmers dog or Boers dog and should be pronounced somewhat like boo-er-bool. (not Burbull). The Boerboel is the only South African dog breed created to defend the homestead.

What is a Boerboel dog?

The Boerboel, pronounced somewhat like ‘boo-er-bool’, gets it’s name from Dutch/Afrikaans words that roughly translate to ‘farmer’s dog’. It is the only South African breed that was created to defend the homestead. Boerboel dog breeding is both a hobby and an industry in South Africa.

Why are Boerboels so powerful?

The Boerboel is a very powerful breed of dog. Due to its use as a farm dog which brought it into conflict with large African predators such as lions, the Boerboel has been artificially selected for ability to protect themselves and others. ... The Boerboel is a large dog, with a strong bone structure and well developed muscles.

What is a Boerboel mix used for?

They were used as guard dogs and proved to adapt well to the environment, protecting the mines in the wild African lands. Comparing the two breeds, they look a bit similar, although the Boerboel’s face is less wrinkled and not as large as the Bullmastiff. The Boerboel does owe much of its genetics to this mix, though.

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