Standard - South African Boerboel
Must be large, solid, strong and well muscled. Be an impressive, well balanced dog with no obvious signs of any other breed. Also Must have a good temperament with controlled aggressiveness. Must be intelligent with a steadfast and balanced nature and be faithful to his master until death. Must possess the characteristics of a good watchdog and be loving towards his owners with a special liking for children. Must possess enormous self-confidence.
EYES - Well formed with well pigmented lids S no bulge - brow bone not prominent.
EARS - Medium size and V-shaped and in relation to the rest of the head S fall naturally against the head and positioned fairly high.
JAWS - Strong, straight and broad S well shut. The ideal is a scissor bite S lips must be pigmented and not too fleshy and must cover the teeth.
NECK - Strong and muscled S loose dewlap tautening between the legs S form a well-balanced unity between head and body.
FRONT LEGS - Straight, sturdy and positioned under the body with slightly angulated but firm fetlocks.
SHOULDERS - Strong, muscled and supple.
ELBOWS - Must not stand out or bend in so that the dog has a comfortable movement.
BODY - Length must be in relation to the size of the dog.
BACK - Strong with a relatively straight topline.
LOIN - Fairly short and well muscled.
HINDQUARTERS - Must be strong, muscled and well constructed.
LEGS - Sturdy with slightly angulated but firm fetlocks.
HOCKS - Correctly angulated and under the body when moving.
PAWS - Well padded, noticeably larger in front S must not turn out or in, pointing straight forward.
TAIL - Set low, thick at the root, tapering to a point. Tail should not curl over back. No Docking of the tail, it helps the dog balance so he can move while working.
COAT - Short and smooth S COLOUR - any colour is acceptable providing strong pigmentation is present.
MOVEMENT - Powerful and purposeful in line front to rear.
WEIGHT - Fully grown and prime condition : Males - between 60 and 75kg; Females - between 50 and 65kg.
FAULTS - Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
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