Boerboel

Boerboel

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Boerboel is a large, mastiff breed of dog which is originally from South Africa. The word "Boerboel" derives from "boer," the Afrikaans/Dutch word for "farmer." Boerboel, therefore, translates as either "farmer's dog" or "Boer's dog." There is a lengthy history of the Boerboel in South Africa, where the dog was bred for the purpose of guarding the homestead. These dogs were often a first line of defense against predators and were valuable in tracking and holding down wounded game. Old farmers told many tales of the strength, agility, and courage of the Boerboel. While it is uncertain from which breeds the dog originated, it is thought that the dog was derived from interbreeding indigenous African species with breeds brought into South Africa from Dutch, French, and British settlers.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133991887
  • 9786133991880