I was born and brought up in South Africa so I grew up with Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Boerboels – both South African dogs bred for working use on farms. Here are some pics. The Boerboels are the enormous ones (click the link below each picture to get to my article about each dog) and the Ridgebacks are the ones with the ridge down their backs. Ridgebacks weigh about 80lbs and Boerboels can be 150 to 210lbs. For a complete index of my Boerboel posts, please click here. If you click on the links under or above each photo below you will get to articles about each dog.
And here are two videos:
and even though I don’t think there were black boerboels originally (mainly because I never saw one growing up and neither did anyone I know), even I can see the stunning beauty in Janieka Swartkat – 90.7% (Spitsvuur Ramkat 94.7% x Caberet Elra). Find complete pedigree here. Janieka dogs are beautiful!