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Boerboel Puppies 2011
2011 Boerboel Puppies:
Country of Origin: The Boerboel (‘farmer’s dog’ in Afrikaans) originates in South Africa. It is a guard dog which was created by mixing various African and European breeds, possibly including the Bulldog, Bullmastiff, and Rhodesian Ridgeback. By some reports, the Boerboel was brought to South Africa by Jan van Riebeeck, the founder of Cape Town. Boerboels were used to protect diamond mines by the De Beers Corporation and for personal protection by Dutch settlers during British rule. Today, most are bred in South Africa. The Boerboel is not currently recognized by the American Kennel Club but is registered with its Foundation Stock Service.
Size: The Boerboel has a shoulder height of 64-70 cm (25-28 in) for males and 59-65 cm (23-26 in) for females. Boerboels weigh 70-90 kg (154-200 lbs). They are a big, solid, powerful breed with a distinctive broad (but not oversized), tight skinned head, a muscular neck and shoulders, and flat back. The tail is normally docked. Boerboels have a broad, black muzzle, large nostrils, brown eyes, ‘V’-shaped ears, and white teeth which form a scissors bite. Their large head and filled-out face is considered their identifying feature. The Boerboel is a powerful, agile breed with a strong masculine or feminine appearance according to sex.
Boerboel Puppies Coat:
The Boerboel has a short, dense, and sleek coat which is brown, red, yellow, black, fawn, or brindle (light/dark stripes), with possible white markings on the head, neck, chest, and legs. A black mask is preferred. The Boerboel is an average shedder.Character: The Boerboel is self assured and fearless. It is highly devoted to family and affectionate with children it knows, but can be aggressive toward strangers. Friends and other pets should be introduced with care, preferably early in the dog’s life. The Boerboel has an unusually high requirement for human companionship—periods of isolation will result in destructive and disobedient behavior.
The Boerboel is a large, mastiff dog breed from South Africa, bred for the purpose of guarding the homestead. These dogs were often a first line of defense against predators and were valuable in tracking and holding down wounded game. Old farmers tell many tales of the strength, agility, and courage of their Boerboels.
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Pretty cute little baby Boerboel:
The Boerboel is a large, heavy mastiff breed. The height ranges from 60 to 70 cm (23 to 27 in) when fully grown (24 months), and the weight of an adult varies between 50 to 80 kg (110 to 175 lbs). For comparison purposes, a Boerboel is generally heavier than a Rottweiler or a Doberman, although the same height, but not as tall as a Great Dane.
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Handsome huge Boerboel dog:
The Boerboel is an average shedder and an easy to groom. The occasional brushing and a monthly bath and nail trim is all that is needed. The breed has an outer coat that is normally coarse and straight, and an undercoat that is soft and dense. Its coat is short, dense, smooth, soft, and shiny. Their coat color can be various shades of red, brown, black, or fawn. Many dogs have a black mask around their mouth that sometimes extends to their eyes and ears. The coat patterns that Boerboels can have are piebald, brindle, and Irish markings.
Our Policy on Boerboel Puppies:
* Our puppies are sold to approved homes only.
* All Amawindt Boerboel puppies are sold as companions. We do not sell or guarantee a puppy as breed quality. The word breed quality means different things to different people. Major changes can take place from puppy to adulthood and many factors, such as overfeeding, underfeeding, inferior food, too much excersize etc can influence the growth and development of a puppy.
* All Amawindt Boerboels are health tested for vaginal hyperplasia, heart conditions, en and ectropion, hip and elbow dysplasia prior to breeding. Copies of the health certificates are available for inspection when purchasing a puppy.