Working Group – AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS)

Puppy and Adult Boerboel’s from Guardian Angel Boerboels

The Boerboel is a dominent breed and needs an owner who are well versed in handling large breed dogs.  It is an obedient dog with guard dog instincts; loyal and loving of their masters.  The Boerboel is good with children they know and accept strangers to their home once the owner has indicated they are welcome.  Still they will keep watch.  This breed needs plenty of training and socialization.They may take a protective approach to people passing on the street.  They do well with other animals.  They love to be with their owner, and enjoy playing with lots of attention.

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Notes for owners
Short, dense. Minimal Strong ownership with early and consistent socialization and training. Daily walks or other heavy playful exercise.


Relevant Web Sites


AKC Breed Profile

The American Boerboel Club

South African Boerboel Breeder Association

We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.