The Boerboel is an average shedder and easy to groom. The occasional brushing and a monthly bath and nail trim is all that is needed. The breed has an outer coat that is normally coarse and straight, and an undercoat that is soft and dense.
Its coat is short, dense, smooth, soft, and shiny. Their coat color can be various shades of red, brown, or fawn. Many dogs have a black mask around their mouth that sometimes extends to their eyes and ears.
Boerboels are an intelligent and energetic breed. They are loyal, great with kids and tend to be protective of their family and territory.
They are quite charming when not being lazy, and will not hesitate to defend their loved ones.
They are often called "Velcro" dogs and always want to be with their owners. IOW are not prone to wander off on their own.
The Boerboel also requires training and firm handling from an early age.