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Boerboel Puppies For Sale, The Boerboel (pronounced [ˈbuːrbul]) is a South African breed of large dog of mastiff type, used as a family guard dog. It is large, with a short coat, strong bone structure and well-developed muscles.

Boerboel Puppies For Sale
Boerboel Puppies For Sale

It is recognised by the Kennel Union of Southern Africa, but not by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.[4][5]

Legislation[edit]

Boerboel Puppies For Sale, In South Africa, the Animal Improvement Act (62 of 1998) defines a breed of animal indigenous to or developed in the republic to be a landrace,[6] therefore the Boerboel is regarded as a landrace in the republic.[7] The Kennel Union of South Africa still recognises those Boerboels registered on its books.[9]

History[edit]

Boerboel Puppies For Sale, The name Boerboel derives from the Afrikaans words boer which means farmer, and boel, a shortening of boelhond, which means ‘bulldog’.[10]

The Boerboel descends from an old Colonial cross-breed of mastiffs and bulldogs used both as a guard dog on remote farms and estates and for big game hunting, and known as the Boer Dog[11]: 618  or Boer Hunting Dog. An account from 1909 describes this cross-breed as the best dog for hunting leopards and baboons in packs; a leopard with a leg caught in a trap can be killed by a pack of them.[12]: 186  The Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa describes the Boer Mastiff as an excellent fighter; one killed a leopard in each of four single combats over a number of years, but was killed by a fifth.[13]

Breeding of the Boerboel began in the 1950s. A breed association, the Suid-Afrikaanse Boerboel Telersvereniging or South African Boerboel Breeders Association, was established in 1983.[14] A new association, the South African Boerboel Breeders’ Society, was formed in 2012 and registered with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 2014.[14][15]

Characteristics[edit]

Boerboel Puppies For Sale, The Boerboel is a large dog, with a strong bone structure and well-developed muscles. The head is large, and the muzzle short.[4][4][1]

The coat is short and sleek with dense hair coverage. The recognised colours are brindle, fawn, and brown; it may or may not have a black mask. There is one minor divergence between breed standards; the Kennel Union of South Africa does not accept black[4] but SABBS does.[3]

The dogs show courage when threatened;[4] they may display aggression toward other dogs or strangers.[16]

The Boerboel may develop hip[17] or elbow dysplasia, vaginal hyperplasia,[18] ectropion and entropion.[19] Juvenile epilepsy (with attacks brought on by metabolic changes or stress) has been observed.[20] A Boerboel’s behaviour and comportment may change over time.[21]

Restrictions[edit]

Boerboel Puppies For Sale, Ownership of the dog is limited by law in many countries: importation to Romania was prohibited in 2002, and ownership restricted to those with a court permit;[22] the breed was banned in Denmark in 2010;[23] in 2011 Russia designated it an “especially dangerous breed”, subject to mandatory registration and certification;[24] Ukraine has classified it as a dangerous dog, subject to mandatory microchipping, muzzle and civil liability insurance.[25]

It is also banned or prohibited in Bermuda,[26] France,[27] Mauritius,[28] and Qatar;[29] importation is prohibited in the Faroe Islands,[30] Singapore,[31] Tunisia[32] and the Turks and Caicos islands.[33]