Boerboel Mastiff – Great Guard Dog Or Greatest Guard Dog?

The Boerboel mastiff has the distinction of being the dog bred to protect their masters. The natural protectiveness found in Mastiffs has been strengthened in these dogs through years of breeding and training them for this sole purpose. Because of this trait alone, this dog breed might prove to be the best guard dog you can get for your family.


The Boerboel mastiff is a large and impressively muscular looking breed. Their faces don’t have as much wrinkles like other mastiffs, so they may look less menacing and beastly. With their well muscled bodies, they can also move with more fluidity and are actually very athletic, unlike other large dogs who might seem a little hulking.


Adding to its list of good traits is its innate intelligence and its eagerness to work with its owner. The only hurdle you’ll have to pass is for it to get to accept you as its owner.

This is done by simply being confident in your commands and being firm and consistent with the rules you set on it. Once you’ve established this, you will have little problems in trying to teach your dog, since it will learn things fairly quickly. 

Because of its sheer size and strength, you must have it under control all the time. Otherwise, it might become a very dangerous animal because its naturally protective nature.

They are very wary of strangers and will not hesitate to bark and even try to overpower a marked intruder – for the Boerboel mastiff, this will prove to be easy.

Training for Best Results

The Boerboel mastiff is among the breeds that you really have to train. However, due to their intelligence and willingness to please it will actually prove to be an experience you’ll enjoy; instead of being troublesome.

It is actually best that you mix training and exercise as it will help your boerboel bond with you through play and concentrate on the lesson that they are to learn.

In short the boerboel mastiff is certainly made to be the best guard dog out there but if it is or not, is up to you and the training your provide. Good luck.

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