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African Boerboel

The African Boerboel is a strong and intelligent dog breed that is also known as the South African Mastiff. It is known for being well balanced and having buoyant movements. This dog breed is also imposing and has impressive features. Male dogs usually appear distinctly masculine while the female dogs look feminine. The dog’s body parts are proportional to each other.

One of the most striking features of the African Boerboel is its head because it represents its true character. The dog has well filled cheeks and a broad, deep, and square body. The top of the South African Mastiff’s head if broad and flat and has prominent muscle development. In addition, the dog’s face blends symmetrically with the head. It also has a visible top that is not prominent.

The muzzle of the African Boerboel is black with large, widely spaced nostrils. The top line of the head is deep, broad, tapers slightly to the front, and parallel to the nasal bone. The nasal bone of an adult South African Mastiff can be eight to ten centimeters long. The dog has a loose, fleshy upper lip that covers the lower lip, but does not hang lower than the lower jaw.

The jaws of the dog are strong, deep, broad, and slightly narrow to the front. The dog usually has narrow, well developed, and spaced set of 42 teeth. It usually prefers the scissors bite. In addition, it has broad, horizontally set eyes that are in various shades of brown with pigmented eyelids. It also has medium-sized, V-shaped ears that are proportional to the head. The ears are set a bit wide and high against the head.

The dog’s ears form a straight line with the head when the African Boerboel is alert. In addition, the dog has a noticeable muscle curve on its neck. The neck of the South African Mastiff is strong, muscular, of medium length, and in proportion with the rest of the body. The neck may have loose skin that become taut towards the front legs.

The body of the South African Mastiff is slightly narrow towards the loin. In addition, it has a relatively straight top line, broad straight back, prominent back muscles, and a short loin. The dog has a strong-looking and broad rump with distinct muscle development. The South African Mastiff has a short tail attached high to the body. Its hind paws are relatively smaller than the front paws. However, the dog’s paws are big and well rounded with dark carved toenails. The paws usually point straight forward. Consider removing dewclaws.

The dog has thick, well-pigmented skin that form wrinkles around the forehead when it is alert. Its short and sleek coat comes in various shades including brown, various shades of brindle, cream white, reddish brown, and pale tawny among others.

Origin
The South African Mastiff is considered a true South African success story. It is considered a beacon for every individual who helped improve the breed. Although much has been written about the South African Mastiff, its exact descent is still largely unknown. However, many dog experts agree that it was bred various breeds of dogs. When the British and early explorers arrived in South Africa in the early 1820s, they brought with them various dog breeds including the Bulldog and the Mastiff. In 1938, the De Beers imported Bull Mastiffs to guard their diamond mines. These dogs bred amongst each other and with other dog breeds. The dogs were also crossbred with other dog breeds including the long-legged Bulldog and the Bull Mastiff during the great trek and after the Anglo-Boer war.

Temperament
The African Boerboel is known for its reliability, obedience, and intelligence. It can also make a strong watch or guardian dog. This dog breed is self assured and fearless. Many owners of the South African Mastiff find it to be playful and affectionate. This dog breed has strong jaws and can pop balls when playing fetch. Despite their strength and imposing look, South African Mastiffs are very playful with kids and love to spend time with them.

The dog breed will also get along well with cats and other pets in the house. In addition, they will guard their families with lots of zeal. It is not easy for South African Mastiffs to let strangers enter their owner’s property when the owner is not around. Welcomed visitors are often accepted by this dog breed after a proper introduction.

The South African Mastiff does well with a dominant owner. Such an owner can easily train the dog to be a pack leader. Dogs naturally have orders in their packs. Humans who live with dogs are part of the dogs’ pack. Dog packs collaborate under a single leader. The authority of the pack leader should be clearly defined. Dogs often express their displeasure by growling, barking, or biting. Therefore, all humans living with a dog in a given household must be in a higher order than the dog. The humans should be the decision makers, not the dogs, regardless of how young some of the humans in the house are. This type of order can lead to a healthy relationship between humans in a household and dogs living in the house. It is important to have confidence that you can handle a large dog like the South African Mastiff. The South African Mastiff can make an excellent pet with the right owners.

Health Problems
The South African Mastiff is considered a healthy dog, partly due to artificial selection.

Living Conditions
The South African Mastiff is not recommended for indoor living. Consider keeping your South African Mastiff in a large fenced in yard to provide them with adequate space to run and play. This dog breed can handle outdoor living. However, avoid leaving this dog breed to run on its own because it can be over protective of its territory and aggressive to strangers.

Exercise
A large yard will provide the South African Mastiff with enough space to run and play, which is good exercise for this dog breed. In addition, the dog requires long walks on a daily basis. Your South African Mastiff would love a good ball game.

Life Expectancy
The life expectancy of a South African Mastiff is about 10 years. The dog can produce a litter size of 7 to 10 puppies. This dog breed requires minimal grooming including an occasional brushing and a monthly bath and dip. The South African Mastiff does not shed its fur excessively.

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