Boerboel Physical Appearance

Considering to adopt a Boerboel Dog and want to know what is the general appearance of Boerboel or what are the popular colours of a Boerboel?

Know more about the colors, weight and height of Boerboel Dogs from this page.

Boerboel Appearance

Boerboel Size, Height and Weight

    Consider the personality traits and appearance of the Boerboel, as this breed is not for everyone. Use this information below to see if a Boerboel would suit your lifestyle and household.

    Size of Boerboel: The Boerboel Dog is a large sized dog.

    Height of Boerboel:
  • Male: 25-28 inches (64-70 cm)
  • Female: 23-25.5 inches (59-65 cm)

  • Weight of Boerboel:
  • 154-200 pounds (70-90 kg)

    The Common Colours of Boerboel Dogs

  • Brindle
  • Brown
  • Cream
  • Red
  • Reddish Brown
  • Tawny

Boerboel Appearance

Boerboel Information

The Boerboel is a large dog that is strong, confident and muscular with a distinctive, blocky head. Despite its size, it is the most agile of the mastiff-type breeds. The word Boerboel means "Farm Dog" and it serves as a capable working dog as well as a loyal companion in its home country of South Africa. The skin of a Boerboel should be dark on his stomach and under his fur, as well as the roof of his mouth, which protects against heat and sun. The coat is short, dense coat can be brindle, brown, cream, reddish brown or tawny.

The Boerboel is self assured and fearless. It is highly devoted to family and affectionate with children it knows, but can be aggressive toward strangers. Friends and other pets should be introduced with care, preferably early in the dog’s life. The Boerboel has an unusually high requirement for human companionship—periods of isolation will result in destructive and disobedient behavior.

What to do if you lose your Boerboel

If your Boerboel Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Phone the local vets to see if someone has handed in your lost pet.

4. Call the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Boerboel

If you find a Boerboel Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Call the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound near to your area.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet who usually scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.