South African Boerboels

Breed Info

Boerboels are a working breed of molossers from South Africa. Originally bandogs for Dutch farmers in South Africa. They used Boerboels as guardians and hunting dogs. Over time they have become more watered down and are one of the better suited working molosser breeds for a family. They are extremely loyal, obedient, and protective. Our Boerboels are registered through the UKC, ARBA (American Rare Breed Association) and SABBS (South African Boerboel Breeders' Society).
100- 200 pounds
24 - 27 inches
9 - 11 years
Need to Know:

Thinking about purchasing a South African Boerboel puppy? This large, popular breed of dog can weigh up to 200 pounds once fully grown. The South African Boerboel is known for being extremely loyal to its family, yet these dogs can still be very territorial and protective. Puppies of this breed tend to be easygoing, but it’s essential that proper training takes place before the puppy grows to adulthood. When you buy from or work with Lone Star Mastiffs, we can ensure your dog gets the training it needs to be a strong but lovable member of the family.


The South African Boerboel tends to enjoy training and is usually eager to please. These dogs can be aggressive around strangers and other dogs, so it’s a good idea to ensure that they get plenty of socialization early on. While they were traditionally farmer’s dogs, and do well as a general farm companion with light protection duties, they also have a soft spot for children and can usually become fairly docile if you would like them to be.

With strong legs and wrinkled, charismatic faces, these dogs can ride with you on your chores all day and play with the kids at night. Their energy responds to your own, and they tend to reflect your personality. If the loyal South African Boerboel sounds like your favorite kind of dog, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Lone Star Mastiffs.

Working Breed

Boerboels were originally bred for hunting and guarding. It is in their blood!

Obedient & Protective

This breed loves training and is eager to please. They are extremely loyal to their owners.

Stranger Danger

Boerboels can be aggressive around strangers and other dogs so they require good training and socializing.

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