Introduction to Boerboel Farm Dog Blog

Thank you for visiting the Boerboel blog. This blog has been created to share information about Boerboels, especially as it relates to their life in a working situation. Although a Boerboel may look like the traditional Mastiff, these are not couch potatoes! They thrive on interaction with their family, and they need work and activity to keep them well adjusted.

I have a 22-month old Irish-marked brindle female named Azaan that was purchased in New Jersey, USA from Power's Legendary Boerboels. I recently added a second puppy nicknamed Jaffa. Jaffa's registered name is Quo Vadis Barracuda, and he was imported from Quo Vadis Boerboels located in the North Coast region of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, Jaf just turned 15 weeks old. He flew into Washington DC Dulles International Airport when he was 9 weeks old. He was completely housebroken in less than a week after his arrival.

Through this blog I will share my experiences in raising and training Boerboels from puppyhood into adulthood. Hopefully readers will learn a little bit more about what to expect from a Boerboel, and determine if this is the right dog for their family and environment.

I will also be providing breeder referrals and advice for those who are looking to add a Boerboel into their home. When selecting a Boerboel puppy, make sure to check to see if both parents are registered with one of the Boerboel registries, SABT, EBBASA, ABC (American Boerboel Club) USBA (United States Boerboel Association), AKC FSS (AKC Foundation Stock Service). Secondly, make sure that you get references from other Boerboel owners as they have plenty of experience and knowledge about Boerboels and which breeders are selling proven stock. Most importantly, make sure that your puppy comes from parents who have been health-tested for HD, ED, entropian, etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or simply want to talk Boerboels. Enjoy your visit!


  1. are boerboels really that good of guard dogs. I was told by someone who breeds cane corsos and boerboels and he said most of the litter will be friendly. and that the boerboels temperment has been watered down. any comments. what do they do around strangers. do they bark when someones at the door

  2. Boerboels are awesome guard dogs. Most of them are very suspicious of strangers by nature, so guarding comes natural to them. Of course, you need to make sure that the parents are also good guard dogs, as the traits and temperament will be passed on from the parents down to the offspring. The best way to do this is to buy a Boerboel from a reputable working line breeder, and not a backyard breeder or puppy mill. If you are talking to someone that says that most of the puppies in a litter will be watered down, then he is probably working with parents that don't have proper Boerboel temperaments. A Boerboel should be a fearless guard dog that is reserved with strangers, until they have been formally introduced.