The Boerboel, or also know as the South African Mastiff is one of the largest dogs, bred only for the purpose of guarding homes and farms. It is probably the most powerful dog breed in the world. The name of the dog Boerboel comes from 2 different dutch words: the “boer” means farmer, and thee “boel” means dog. The brreding of the Boerboels is a hobby and an industry in South Africa, the dogs are exported to other parts of the world. The personality of the Boerboel is really calm, they have a very strong protective instinct and territorial control. Te dogs are intelligent and very obedient. The average price of a Boerboel puppy is around $1,600.