• A Boerboel can be both a capable working dog and a loyal companion. The word Boerboel means “Farm Dog” and as such he should be mentally and physically versatile. These were dogs of the people and not merely the elite.
  • The docked tail of the Boerboel, according to legend, has it´s origins in practicality. As a farm protector the Boerboel might encounter marauding baboons and with a short tail he could not so easily be held by the dexterous baboon.
  • The skin of a Boerboel should be dark on his stomach and under his fur, as well as the roof of his mouth. This darker pigment was considered necessary in his country for protection against the sun and the heat.
  • Early socialization and obedience will go a long way to ensuring success with your Boerboel. The Boerboel ist both, clever and smart and his capable of learning many useful tricks.
  • The Boerboel has been assigned the Working Group Designation.