Also known as the South African Mastiff, this large breed is noted as courageous, energetic, loyal, social, protective, and intelligent. When you consider that these dogs were specifically bred to guard the South African homestead—a mix of guard duty and nursery playmate time—their seeming docility makes more sense. They are adaptable, but do require regular exercise.
1. Boerboels 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Boerboel Temperament and Training
3. Boerboel Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Boerboels generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Boerboels. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Boerboel with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.