A Bullmastiff with no tail? A larger Cane Corso? A Shar-Pei on steroids? No, it's a Boerboel, and those unfamiliar with the breed have a large learning curve.
An avid sportsman goes in search of a Molosser whose instincts are still intact. Then he finds the Boerboel.
Developed as an all-purpose farm dog, the Boerboel is strong boned and confident.
Are black Boerboels a rare color that needs preservation, or evidence of crossbreeding? The debate about this rustic South African Molosser rages on.
As this South African mastiff becomes recognized by the American Kennel Club, a primer on the fine points of the breed.
On January 1, 2011, the American Kennel Club formally admitted two Molosser breeds, the Dogo Argentino and the Boerboel, into its Miscellaneous Group, the final step before formal recognition. Here, representatives from each parent club answer some questions from Modern Molosser.