Boerboel Puppy Buying Guide
The Boerboel is also known as an African Boerboel, or South African Mastiff. The breed is well known for its strength, protectiveness, and intelligence, which makes it a great guard dog and protector. It’s also a loving, loyal dog that does well with children, which adds to its reputation as a gentle giant; the Boerboel can get as large as 200 pounds. Overall, they are great watchdogs and are very territorial.
Boerboel’s coats are dense and smooth, and grooming is simple. Their coat may be black, brown, red, or brindle, however, if their coat is mainly white, this is considered negative and not true to the breed. They’re very muscular, and their entire look shows their strength.
Many people are interested in getting Boerboels as puppies so that they can raise the dog to be loyal to the family and have them for a long time. It’s important to consider that Boerboels need a lot of training, and if they don’t receive enough when they’re young, they may become aggressive and destructive. The breed requires dedication and is not recommended for people who are first-time owners. So keep that in mind when you are looking for Boerboels puppies for sale.
There are many breeders who have Boerboels throughout the US and the UK. The important part is knowing how to choose a breeder.
The health of the puppy is a vital factor, and this will be essential to any good breeder. Conduct your research carefully, and speak with your potential breeder before making a visit. You should visit the breeding premises and ask questions in person with the breeder; they will have questions for you as well, including whether you’ll be able to provide the Boerboel puppy with a great environment. A good breeder will:
- Know of any health problems in the lineage
- Have a health statement for you
- Have the puppy already microchipped and vaccinated
- Introduce you to the mother of the puppy
- Be familiar with the puppy’s temperament
- Have advice on caring and feeding
- Provide you paperwork, including the pedigree (proof of parentage/lineage: a family tree that extends several generations) and registration for the father and mother, as well as birth certificates
Many factors play into the price of a Boerboel puppy, including the supply and demand, lineage, size of the litter, and the reputation of the breeder. In general, if you get a puppy from an established breeder, it’ll be about $1,500. Puppies from less reputable breeders or ones that don’t have papers may be cheaper, but this is not recommended.
Things to Consider
- Whether it matters to you if the puppy meets breed standards
- Type of Boerboel (Terrier/Bull/Hound/Mastiff)
- How protective the puppy is
- Acceptance of new people/how territorial they are
- Look (markings and color)
By working with the breeder and knowing what you want, you can find a great Boerboel puppy who will be loyal to and protect your family. Be aware that respective breeders will have a lot of information on hand about the puppy, its pedigree, and will provide paperwork. Boerboels are known for their strength and loyalty, and you can find a great pet.