Concrete Boerboels is committed to providing our customers the highest quality South African Boerboels possible world wide, both nationally and internationally. Therefore, we offer door to door shipping anywhere in the USA by ground or shipping by Air/ United Airlines (Petsafe Program).
As a Boerboel Breeder we seek long healthy blood lines that have high appraisal ratings, beautiful coats, and exhibit amazing composition. This is due to our extremely selective boerboel breeding program which chooses only the best traits - temperaments, health, character, and genetics. Consequently, rejecting those of lesser quality.
The boerboel also known as the South African Mastiff, is believed to originate in the mid 1600's. Receiving its name from the Dutch word Boer which literally means farmer. The Boer Dog or in Africa, the Boerboel, was breed to be a protector of family and livestock in a harsh environment. They were meant to protect and defend not to be overly aggressive thus, a perfect match for children and the family environment. Additionally, the harsh environment contributed to selecting out common health conditions prone to large breed dogs. Originating from South Africa, the South African Boerboel is a large Molosser type dog with a natural guardian instinct. The Mollosser is a large, solidly built dog, and many Molosser breeds are used for search and rescue, such as the Saint Bernard and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. The Boerboel, like many of the Mastiff breeds, is used as a homestead guardian of working farm dogs. The Boerboel is thought to have been created by European settlers crossing strong, large working breeds with native domestic dog breeds. This began when the settlers arrived at the South African Cape in the mid-1600’s. The Boerboel is currently part of the AKC Miscellaneous class. It will likely be recognized as part of the working group in the future, like its relative, the English Mastiff. The Boerboel is best-suited for a home with large square footage and property to roam. This breed is very sensitive to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, so take your climate into consideration. The Boerboel is energetic and intelligent. Obedience training is recommended with this breed based on the sheer power of this dog, and an owner’s need to be in control. Make training an enjoyable thing and watch the bond and obedience between you and this awesome breed grow stronger and stronger. Socializing your Boerboel early to a variety of experiences will help in ensuring a well-mannered, mature dog. If dogs, in general, are not properly socialized they will often become aggressive and anxious. South African Boerboels are no exception to this rule. When they are puppies, socialize them with other canines and new people. Then, they will know they are safe around others, even when you’re not there. The South African Boerboel is one of the healthiest of the large Mastiff-type breeds historically. Like any large breed, controlling food intake and balancing it with proper exercise will help keep your Boerboel’s weight under control. Like humans, as your dog matures he or she might need extra care or nutrition as they get older. The Boerbel average size is 24 to 28 inches in height and weigh between 110 and 220 pounds at full maturity of 3-4 years of age. Boerboels have an average life span of 9-10 years.
While their appearance and size can seem intimidating, the Boerboel longs for human companionship. The breed is charming and good-natured, great with children, and easily courageous enough to put their life on the line to defend their family. A strong alpha pack leader role is required with a dog of this size and stature, assuring that he will remain always your obedient companion.