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South African Mastiff

Other names : Boerboel

South African Mastiff
South African Mastiff
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Key facts about the South African Mastiff

  • Life expectancy : Between 10 and 12 years
  • Size : Big
  • Type of coat : Short

Physical characteristics of the South African Mastiff

Adult size

Female dog Between 23 and 26 in
Male dog Between 25 and 28 in

Weight

Female dog Between 154 and 198 lb
Male dog Between 154 and 198 lb

Temperament

Affectionate

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Playful

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Calm

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Intelligent

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Hunter

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Fearful / wary of strangers

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Independent

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Behaviour of the South African Mastiff

Tolerates solitude

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Easy to train / obedience

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Barking

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Tendency to run away

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Destructive

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Greedy / Gluttony

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Guard dog

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First dog

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Lifestyle

South African Mastiff in a flat

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Need for exercise / Sporty

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Travelling / easy to transport

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Compatibility

South African Mastiff and cats

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South African Mastiff and dogs

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South African Mastiff and children

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South African Mastiff and the elderly

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Grooming

Health of the South African Mastiff

Strong / robust

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Withstand heat

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Withstand cold

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Tendency to put on weight

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