The Boerboel [ˈbuːrbul], is a large, mastiff-type dog from South Africa with a black mask and a short coat. This dog breed is large with a strong bone structure and well developed muscles. Its head appears blocky with a short length between the stop and nose. It carries itself with a confident and powerful movement, is fearless and shows courage when threatened.
Also known as
This breed is also called African Boerboel, Boerboel, Boerboels in Nigeria, Boerbol, Boerbull, South African Boerboel as well as South African Mastiff.
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