Boerboel is a large breed of dog from South Africa who were bred for the purpose of guarding the house. When growing up (about 24 months), height of these dogs range from 60 - 70 cm, and adult weight between 50 to 80 kg. These dogs are often used as a first defense against the enemy. The farmers liked this dog because of its strength, agility, and courage while guarding their homes. Boerboel generally more severe than a Rottweiler or a Doberman, but not as high as the Great Dane.