The Boerboel is a large, mastiff dog breed from South Africa, bred for the purpose of guarding the homestead. These dogs were often a first line of defense against predators and were valuable in tracking and holding down wounded game.
- Life span: 10 to 12 years
- Origin: South Africa
- Temperament: Intelligent, Obedient, Dominant, Confident, Territorial
- Height: Male: 25–28 inches (64–70 cm), Female: 23–26 inches (59–65 cm)
- Weight: Male: 154.3–198.4 lbs (70–90 kg), Female: 154.3–198.4 lbs (70–90 kg)
- Colors: Fawn, Brindle, Cream, Red, Brown, Piebald, Mahogany