South African Boerboel: What Potential Puppy Owners Need To Know

Thinking about purchasing a South African Boerboel puppy? This large, popular breed of dog can weigh up to 200 pounds once fully grown. The South African Boerboel is known for being extremely loyal to its family, yet these dogs can still be very territorial and protective. Puppies of this breed tend to be easygoing, but it's essential that proper training takes place before the puppy grows to adulthood. When you buy from or work with Lone Star Mastiffs, we can ensure your dog gets the training it needs to be a strong but lovable member of the family.


The South African Boerboel tends to enjoy training and is usually eager to please. These dogs can be aggressive around strangers and other dogs, so it's a good idea to ensure that they get plenty of socialization early on. While they were traditionally farmer’s dogs, and do well as a general farm companion with light protection duties, they also have a soft spot for children and can usually become fairly docile if you would like them to be.

With strong legs and wrinkled, charismatic faces, these dogs can ride with you on your chores all day and play with the kids at night. Their energy responds to your own, and they tend to reflect your personality. If the loyal South African Boerboel sounds like your favorite kind of dog, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Lone Star Mastiffs.