We’re at the halfway point and the remai…

We’re at the halfway point and the remaining breeds from here on out are the cream of the crop when it comes to GUARD DOG duties. The BOERBOEL is not only an exception but the rule as it’s a beast on four legs. The BOERBOEL is not as vocal as many of the dogs on the list but their bark will scare your neighbor down the block. Imagine a 150lb plus GAME PIT that’s ready to go on a whim yet complacent that it knows it doesn’t have to be loud to get your attention due to their intimidating size and athleticism.
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The breed is renown for his GUARD DOG abilities in its native country of SOUTH AFRICA as the word “Boerboel” derives from “boer” (pronounced boo-r-bull) the AFRIKAAN/DUTCH word for farmer while the word “boel” is an old slang for DOG translating as FARMER DOG” It is today widely known as the only South African dog breed created to DEFEND (hence guard) the homestead due to its strong territorial instincts. The HISTORY of the BOERBOEL was for the purpose of being a GUARDIAN and it upholds this ideal to the fullest. A couple of old time breeders have shared with me one of the reasons the dog was bred for was to keep people of color in control.
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A large, powerful and nimble breed the DEFENSIVE prowess is on point, pair it with its high PREY drive and the dog will hunt down any intruder and bring’em back to your door step to show you what they found. One who is interested in the breed should be an experienced large dog owner. This breed needs early socialization and training to get them to understand what is expected of them. This is surely the breed that starting at 10 weeks versus at 10 months will make the difference.
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Some defaults: Hip Dysplasia and other joint issues. Juvenile Epilepsy and Bloat are also as well. Generally another very hardy breed with an average life span between 10 and 12 years.
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