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Boerboel Dog For Adoption in CONCORD, VA

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Ad ID: ADN-30169
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Date Listed: 05/14/2017
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Breed: Boerboel
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Shenzi

Age: Adult
Availability Date: 05/14/2017
Location: CONCORD, VA 24538
USA
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Tags: mastiffboerboelsouth african mastiffbrindlefemale

Boerboel Dog For Adoption in CONCORD, VA

Shenzi is a pure bred Boerboel (South African Mastiff). She is 3 years old and is up for adoption. She has an excellent temperament and wants to be at your side. She is housebroken and crate trained. She gets along with other dogs if introduced slowly, but males only. She is not good with cats and I would not believe her to be good with small dogs for the same reasons. I have not had her around small children but she seems to loves everyone she meets and does not care what you do to her. Trim her nails, lay on her, hug her. She is nervous in thunderstorms or the sound of guns but just wants to be with you or she is best in her crate at those times so she can hide. She walks perfectly on a leash and loves walks. she likes to jog, ride in cars, etc. She knows basic commands and is good in the house alone. She is such a love and we will miss her but we have to downsize for personal reasons, She has had 3 beautiful litters but is now retired from breeding and will be fixed prior to rehoming. She is UTD on vaccinations and worming as well.

Boerboel

Overview: This dog was originally bred in South Africa with a variety of Mastiff types brought to the country by English settlers. They are strong, loyal and protective of family members.
Breed Group: Mastiff
Weight (lbs): 154-200
Height (in): 23-28
Colors: brown, white, red, tawny and brindle
Coat: The coat is sleek and thick. The hair is short
Character: Boerboels are affectionate with family, but suspicious of strangers.
Temperament: The Boerboel is good with children and other pets. They will allow strangers in the house, only if you let them.
Care: The Boerboel needs a bath about once each month and to be brushed every once in a while.
Training: The Boerboel needs training from a young age. They do well with consistent obedience training and an owner who is not afraid to dominate.
Activity: Boerboels like walks and playing in the yard. They love to play ball with children. They should be walked on a leash.
Country of Origin: South Africa
Life Expectancy: 12-14

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