The Boerboel should do well on a high-quality dog food, whether commercially manufactured or home-prepared with your veterinarian’s supervision and approval. Any diet should be appropriate to the dog’s age (puppy, adult, or senior). Some dogs are prone to getting overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treats can be an important aid in training, but giving too many can cause obesity. Learn about which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. Check with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.

All dogs need a high-quality and nutritionally dense diet, but large and athletic breeds such as the Boerboel need it more than most. Premium dry food for dogs is a good fit for this breed, as long as it is suitable for their unique needs. Make sure to pick out a brand that uses natural ingredients with a high protein ration and one that is specially formulated to meet the needs of a big and active dogs. Ontop of that, you should make sure that their kibble is age appropriate. Boerboel puppies grow fast and will need special kibble to support that growth. Large breed puppy formula is a safe bet in that regard.

Some Boerboel owners prefer to feed their pets raw or BARF diet, believing that it is more beneficial for their canines. If you decide on taking the alternative route and skip on commercial pet food, make sure to consult a vet first. It’s easy to misjudge what nutrients and how much of them a big dog needs, and you wouldn’t want your pet to get sick.