Anyone ever own or been around a Boerboel?

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Re: Anyone ever own or been around a Boerboel?

Postby Chadwick » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:29 pm

OT,

What if an emergency responder was coming to your house and you were not there or capable of dealing with the dog at that point in time?
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Re: Anyone ever own or been around a Boerboel?

Postby JONOV » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:33 pm

oldtimer wrote:
JONOV wrote:In any case, I think you're overcomplicating the problem. Plenty of breeds will do what you want. I would look at a working line shepherd myself. Otherwise a Great Pyrenese.


I agree that shepherds would do what I want, but so will a boerboel. I like their looks and relatively easy needs for exercise. Why does everyone seem to want to steer me in the direction of a dog that is so similar to the one I want?

Why do so many people that come on here looking for a Spinone, Wirehaired Vizsla, Bracco/Braque de Whatever, end up getting steered toward a VDD/GSP/GWP? I could buy a Bracco Italiano and he might turn out to be a good hunting dog, but if my primary goal is a great hunting dog, I might increase my odds getting something else.

Why are you so interested in something "unique?" Are you looking for a guard dog first and foremost, and a different breed second? Or are you looking for a neat rare breed first, and a guard dog second? Neither answer is wrong.

Why is your situation so unique that you're focusing on a boerboel? What does the Boerboel deliver that other breeds with much more data available to you and a broader selection available fail to deliver?
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Re: Anyone ever own or been around a Boerboel?

Postby SMAbby » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:28 pm

There are literally HUNDREDS of stories like this on the net. I specifically remember this story as it was horrifying to me.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Diane_Whipple

I am not implying these breeds are bad. But an very high knowledge on how these dogs work would prevent this stuff from happening.
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Re: Anyone ever own or been around a Boerboel?

Postby AverageGuy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:39 pm

My home security is simple.

A dog that barks and warns us of any and all intruders, but primarily serves as my Vdog and best hunting buddy i.e. Spud. And a short barreled 12 gauge pump shotgun with heavy rounds in the magazine, but none in the chamber. I pump it once and it is ready. Meanwhile it is empty. I am not going to miss with it nor can I shoot through a wall and tragically harm a loved one like pistols are prone to do ... Simple, effective and safe is how I see it.

Statistics are very clear, Criminals avoid premises with Barking dogs. The dog does not need to be weapon - it needs to be a warning. Not telling you what to do, just thought I would offer something to consider.
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Re: Anyone ever own or been around a Boerboel?

Postby oldtimer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:47 pm

I enjoy the look of the boerboel. They also are said to be guardians without being aggressive without cause. I am just in the beginning stages of my search. I have never heard of a boerboel attacking innocent people in the U.S.
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Re: Anyone ever own or been around a Boerboel?

Postby hicntry » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:51 pm

In the above mentioned case in SF, had the handlers been required to be licensed based on their ability to handle specific dogs, the fatality probably wouldn't have happened. I have no doubt Old timer could handle aggressive breeds with enough cannabis cookies.
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Re: Anyone ever own or been around a Boerboel?

Postby carramrod » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:20 pm

AverageGuy wrote:My home security is simple.

A dog that barks and warns us of any and all intruders, but primarily serves as my Vdog and best hunting buddy i.e. Spud. And a short barreled 12 gauge pump shotgun with heavy rounds in the magazine, but none in the chamber. I pump it once and it is ready. Meanwhile it is empty. I am not going to miss with it nor can I shoot through a wall and tragically harm a loved one like pistols are prone to do ... Simple, effective and safe is how I see it.

Statistics are very clear, Criminals avoid premises with Barking dogs. The dog does not need to be weapon - it needs to be a warning. Not telling you what to do, just thought I would offer something to consider.


And there is no mistaking the sound of a round being pumped into the chamber.
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Re: Anyone ever own or been around a Boerboel?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:23 pm

oldtimer wrote:I enjoy the look of the boerboel. They also are said to be guardians without being aggressive without cause. I am just in the beginning stages of my search. I have never heard of a boerboel attacking innocent people in the U.S.


https://www.google.com/amp/www.dailymai ... e-dog.html

https://zululandobserver.co.za/96666/dog-attack-terror/
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Re: Anyone ever own or been around a Boerboel?

Postby ryanr » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:40 pm

oldtimer wrote:I enjoy the look of the boerboel. They also are said to be guardians without being aggressive without cause. I am just in the beginning stages of my search. I have never heard of a boerboel attacking innocent people in the U.S.


Did it ever dawn on you it's likely because so very few people in the US actually own one? Good Lord.
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Re: Anyone ever own or been around a Boerboel?

Postby LongHammer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:01 pm

You are not understanding the level of training involved in a protection dog. My Corso was trained to a high level before I ever got him. A poison steak over the fence and your beast is a speed bump. Toss a steak to my Corso and he would continue to stare at you. Whatever protection dog you get you need a pro trainer or you're wasting time and money. Then Kiwi will euthanize that land shark under court order.
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