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South African Boerboel

With the advent of children in the family, many people begin to think that pets meet not only the standards of beauty and popularity, but also safety. In this regard, it is worth paying special attention to the South African Boerboel, a breed of dogs, bred specifically for the protection of the family and young children. Affectionate and kind, the South African Boerboel will be an excellent guard and, if necessary, sacrifice himself to save human life.
Appearance
The South African Boerboel is a large dog, reaching a height of 75 cm at the withers. The weight of a Boerboel with properly organized care may exceed 90 kilograms. The body of the dog is dense, the muscles have a relief appearance, the muscles are visible from afar, there is a strong bones. The line of the back is slightly elongated, the croup is well developed, the legs are correctly spaced, they are distinguished by an increased strength, the muscles of the legs are well developed.
The presence of elastic connections allows you to make the tread of a dog barely audible to human hearing, which turns the Boerboel into a dangerous opponent. The head is large, powerful; according to its external structure, the pedigree attributes of a dog are determined. The coat is smooth, short, its color can be both cream and light yellow. There are dogs in auburn and even brindle color. The color of the coat is usually uniform, with no clear light or dark spots, except for the dark tips of the ears and white spots on the chest. The muzzle sometimes has something like a mask.
Character
Most of the fighting dogs are dangerous for home maintenance due to an unstable psyche and sudden mood swings. The South African burbul is devoid of these shortcomings, its psyche is resistant to any external stimuli.
This breed of dogs prefers to lead an active lifestyle, because deciding to start an African Boerboel as a pet, you should be ready for daily walks and games. To maintain good physical condition, the dog needs constant exercise. Every day she must run at least 5 kilometers. Motor activity helps to neutralize the slightest signs of aggression on her part.
South African Boerboel is considered absolutely not capricious dog with a docile character. He is a devoted friend and ally of children in all the pranks they conceived. The dog is loyal to the members of the whole family, even babies can be safely left in its society.
Boerboel loves constant attention, to be in the center of events – this is all that this unusually good dog dreams of. Being engaged in raising a dog from its very appearance in the house, it is possible to almost completely eliminate its possible conflicts with other pets and strangers who are not dangerous.
The little puppy of a burbul easily gets used to strangers and begins to trust them, therefore it is necessary to limit its communication with the guests.
It is important to understand that each dog is individual, it may be wrong to apply general standards to a particular pet. Boerboel is an extremely independent and independent breed of dogs, you need to be prepared for the fact that an adult, mature male dog may consider his owner as a contender over whom he should take over. To avoid this, it is necessary to establish in advance the appropriate barriers and rules of conduct. This is not at all difficult to do, since dogs have an excellent memory and a tendency to learn quickly. Before executing the command, Boerboel will reflect on it for some time, which indicates a well-developed brain activity. If the dog does not fulfill the task assigned to him, then the owner has lost credibility in his eyes. Eliminate this trouble can be when visiting an experienced dog handler.
Health
South African Boerboel is considered a long-liver among other dog breeds. A physically and mentally healthy dog ​​with proper care can live up to 15 years. Keeping a dog does not require the creation of special conditions. She quickly adapts, therefore she is able to adapt to living in any climatic region. The only thing that fears a dog is drafts.
South African Boerboel just loves to comb, using a brush as a substitute for the massager, you can bring a lot of pleasure to your pet and improve its blood circulation. Burbuli rarely have health problems, but they are not perfect.
Most often, this breed of dog suffers from dysplasia of the elbow or hip joint, as well as vaginal hyperplasia, manifested in females. These diseases are considered to be a genetic failure, susceptibility to them can be passed on from generation to generation, because sick dogs are best not allowed to mate.
Burbuli well assimilate coarse food, never refuse such delicacies as bones, fresh meat, specially balanced food and even sweets. In this regard, special attention should be paid to regular cleaning of the teeth of the animal.
Breed history
Over the many centuries of its existence, the South African Boerboel has achieved a noticeable genetic improvement. The origin of their dogs owe empty

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