The strong, athletic Boerboel needs daily exercise, such as long walks on a leash or play sessions in a securely fenced area with his owner. Boerboels need mental stimulation and interaction with their owners along with physical activity. They will not take kindly to challenges from other dogs, and visiting dog parks is not recommended. Because of their protective instinct, the Boerboel should never be allowed off leash. The breed often enjoys participating in obedience, rally, weight pull, and agility competitions, as well as protection sports and stock work.
With his well-muscled body and typical Mastiff style good looks, the Boerboel is athletic and needs room to run in a secure area. These active doggos need space to roam and stretch out. Fetch is one of his favorite pastimes but beware, toys don’t last long with this breed. The Boerboel’s jaws are tremendously strong and can rip apart even the strongest of toys. Consider buying toys in bulk because they won’t last long. He can be affectionate and loving toward his family, provided that the dog understands his place in the “pack.” Letting this dog become the “top gun” in the home is dangerous and should be avoided. Training and socialization is needed to live a happy life with a Boerboel.
He can be a couch potato but also he is from one minute to the other fast and quick.
They need their daily activity to be very balanced.
They can be calm – but they can be also completely the opposite.