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Boerboel dogs, ?!?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Other Breeds' started by TiffaneeCavan1, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    PM eljaybee.
  2. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    do you really need that many ?!'s LOL
  3. ^__^. No, probably not lol.
  4. Pitifull

    Pitifull Big Dog

    They are a serious dog that requires a very knowledgable owner. Beautiful creatures but a little too much dog for me. A guardian breed that is that large would need a steady hand. I have come across a few over the years and they all had some aggression issues. I'm sure it was the circumstances in which I met them but none the less.....
  5. gregory1

    gregory1 Puppy

    I agree with PITIFULL, my brother has owned 3 and they can be very head strong and will need owner that can handle them. Excellent guard dogs for your property and family and good with kids. My interaction with them I have found that they are like a bulldozer all power and brawn, big difference to my Pit mix which is more agile and a lot of speed. In the picture is Zumba, my brothers 2 year old Boerboel

  6. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    I think you need to do a lot more research before you even consider one, and perhaps get experience with other "easier" guardian breeds before hand...
  7. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    what would be an "easier" guardian breed?
  8. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Something like a GSD maybe a rotti that is more common and generally more watered down. Not to say they aren't intense as well just nothing like a molosser guard breed.
  9. Kojac

    Kojac Little Dog

    My first dog, Rino, was a Boerboel/Pit mix. Then there was Tyson, who was with me for about a year, I rescued him out of a cage on a farm, where he had been for 5 months at that time. Loaded him and did not look back. Unfortunately cancer cut our time short. They are wonderful animals when handled properly. I miss you my boy!


    We were always together......
  10. Aww, I'm sorry for your loss, he sure was gorgeous, ♥ he's one beautiful angel :)

    Oh trust me, I know. I'm sticking to Pit Bulls for a while before I consider getting a different breed, I might look into another Am Staff when I get the place for it. (: These dogs do look like they're a lot to handle. A lot of muscle.
  11. When I was looking for a puppy (before I got my pit/mix) I was looking into getting a Rotti, but my mom wouldn't let me due to her having bad experience with them in her past. I will admit, my neighbor has three of them and hers a really aggressive, and kind of scare me.
  12. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    You mean, to you?

    Well, guardian breeds are not supposed to welcome non-family people onto their property.

    With a Boer, I would think you're looking at a guarding attitude that would put those rotties to shame. These are serious dogs and take a experienced and serious handler. I plan on getting one years down the road when I am out of the city and somewhere with land and space away from neighbors.
  13. It's not even when I go onto their property :\ it's when I just walk out back to go feed or do something with my dog, they start going at the fence and barking and growling, when I'm not even close to them :| but you're right though. So a best place to have a "guardian breed" would be probably away from people huh?
  14. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    That's totally normal, it's them telling you to stay far away from their property, that's their job.

    Well the right, responsible people can certainly keep them in a city setting, I got Jaeger -my GSD- because I wanted an alarm system as well as a companion, he does his job well. If you get within sight of the house, I'll know about it! lol
    But I think he would be happier out in the country where he can be a DOG and not have to wear all kinds of equipment and be kept on a 4' leash when out of the house and small yard, because of dumb people around every corner. I'd be happier too, not having to worry about him being outside without me there for even a second. And now that it is illegal to tether dogs, he can't be outside unsupervised period.

    I know people right around this neighborhood with Presa Canario's, that I never see. They are very smart with these dogs, they have a 8' privacy fenced in yard, they walk them at night and on a strong lead and collar, and the ones time I saw them out walking during the day, they told anyone who said they wanted to pet them "No, these are not like pits or anything, they don't want to be petted by strangers."
  15. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    personally, I kinda like Cane Corsi...:blush:
  16. I like them too.

    & My Pit mix alarms us whenever she hears someone drive into our driveway.
  17. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

  18. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    corsi is plural
  19. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    I had a boyfriend whose grandmother kept boerboels and ridgebacks on her reserve in SA. The boerboels were kept for the purpose of defending the property from lions. They were magnificently trained dogs and completely in tune with their owner, but not house dogs at all--completely of their own volition. These dogs were happiest roaming the property at night looking for danger.

    So, fantastic dogs who inherently needed to serve their purpose. Working dogs, through and through. Gorgeous, yes. Loyal, hell yes. For the casual, urban owner? I'd say the dogs would be frustrated and unfulfilled. Like the other posters have said, I think you'd be better off with a more toned-down mastiff or guardian breed.

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