So you’re looking to adopt an Boerboel, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “There’s a no-frills, no-nonsense quality to this sleek-coated avenger, who might stand as high as 27 inches at the shoulder and weigh as much as you do. A broad and blocky head, powerful jaws, and thick muscles from neck to rump mark it as a descendant of the ancient “molloser” dog family, the foundation of today’s mastiff-type breeds. In motion, the Boerboel just might be the most agile of all mastiff types.The imposing Boerboel is devoted to protecting the people and places he loves. Training and socialization should begin early, before a pup becomes a dominant adult. This is a trainable, versatile breed, eager to spend time with their adored humans. Still, a Boerboel might be way too much dog for the novice owner to handle. Boerboels are intimidating but discerning guardians of home and family who learned their trade while protecting remote South African homesteads from ferocious predators. They are dominant and confident, also bright and eager to learn.”
An Boerboel typically ranges from 55.88cm to 68.58cm in height, and weighs from 68.0388555kg to 90.718474kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Boerboel breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Boerboel insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.