The Boerboel is a large, strong dog. He is well balanced with
well-developed muscles, has resilient movement; is an impressive and
imposing figure of strenght. Male dogs appear more masculine and female
dogs more feminine.
2. IMPORTANT BODY PROPORTIONS
The Boerboel is a perfectly balanced dog with all body parts in
3. TEMPERAMENT AND CHARACTER
The Boerboel is reliable, obedient and intelligent with good watchdog
instincts. He is also self-confident without fear.
The head is one of the most important characteristics of the Boerboel
as it represents the whole character of the Boerboel. The head is
short, wide, large and strong with well filled cheeks and the section
between the eyes must also be full.
The cranial roof is wide and flat with prominent musculature.
The face must symmetrically melt together with the head. With or
without a black mask.
The stop is visible but not prominent.
The nose is black only with large, widely spaced nostrils.
The muzzle is straight and in line with the occiput.
The muzzle is deep, wide and slightly narrows at the sides
towards the front.
The muzzle bone is between 8 and 10 cm long.
The top lip is loose and fleshy and does not hang past the
The top lip (underneath the nose) must cover the bottom lip.
The bottom lip is not too loose and fleshy - in other words: it
should not have excessive lip.
The jaws are strong, deep and wide and slightly narrow at the
sides towards the front.
The teeth are white, well developed, correctly spaced and
complete with a prominent scissor
The colour of the eyes can be any shade of brown, but darker
than the coat. The eyes must be
set on the same horizontal level. They are widely spaced, with
firm, well-pigmented eyelids.
The ears are medium sized, V-shaped and in proportion to the
head. They are set quite high and
wide. When attentive, the top of the ears must form a straight
line with the occiput.
The neck forms a noticeable muscle arch with a high attachment
at the shoulders.
The neck is of average lenght and in proportion to the rest of
The neck is strong and muscular and firmly attached to the
This attachment gradually broadens towards the shoulders.
The neck forms a unit with the head and the shoulders.
7.4 SCRUFF OF THE
The scruff of the neck is loose from under the chin and
thightens up between the front legs.
Wat zegt de
Deze standaard werd van de SABT overgenomen en is iopgesteld in het Engels. Deze
standaard heeft de laatste jaren wat aanpassingen verkregen die een homogener
beeld van de Boerboels in de toekomst voor ogen hebben.