Boerboel playing with family and stealing slides

Boerboel playing with family and stealing slides



Dutch farmers in South Africa first bred the Boerboel in the 17th century from a nameless ancestor similar to a Mastiff. Dutch South African farmers, called Boers, produced this dog with indigenous African wild dogs to create what we know today as the Boerboel. It’s suspected that Rhodesian Ridgebacks also had a hand in creating the breed.



Farmers needed tough dogs who could work in hot climates and stand up to predators such as big cats, baboons, and hyenas. Boerboels are famously loyal and protective, and later, when diamond mining became more prominent in South Africa, miners used them to protect their territory.

These large, confident dogs are well-muscled and exceedingly obedient, making them perfect as working guard dogs or loveable family pets.



You can own a Boerboel in the US now? What state is this? I live in Minnesota and they're illegal here. Or at least they were from 1980-2004 which was the last time I checked.
I lived in South Africa from 1974-1978 and I couldn't bring mine into the US because the breed was illegal here.




Find it so hard to grasp that Boerboel's score high on the aggression scale. I'm 100% convinced that breed has ZERO to do with anything and it's all handling and conditioning from owners that shapes the dog into what you have. No such thing as bad dogs, just bad owners.

Molly trying to steal her sisters slides and spinning the kids around on the swinging sea saw #boerboel

 

Molly trying to steal her sisters slides and spinning the kids around on the swinging sea saw #boerboel

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