The Boerboel is a sleek coated avenger who was developed as a farm dog in South Africa. Boasting a powerful, muscular build, long limbs, a broad and blocky head with a short muzzle, the Boerboel is one of the most powerful dog breeds in the world with an estimated bite force of about 800-850 PSI. Interestingly, the name “Boerboel” translates to “farmer’s dog” in Dutch.
Height & Weight: 24-27 inches (male), 22-25 inches (female). A healthy Boerboel will weigh up to 70-90 kg.
Personality traits: Discerning, Protective, Obedient, Intelligent, Affectionate, Confident, Dominant and Territorial
Health: The Boerboel is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia and optical disorders. It is not susceptible to any serious genetic diseases.
Overall Grooming Needs: Minimal
Average Life span: 10 to 12 years.