Boerboelphoto by filarska

Banned or Restricted in Areas Within: Iowa

Smart and obedient, the Boerboel is a fearless guard and watch dog. They love their family and enjoy nothing more than a game of fetch followed by chewing the ball to pieces. Loving kids they know, they will happily cart them around on their back like a little pony. They do well with other dogs and non canine pets, even being willing to share food with the other animal members of their family. Being wary of strangers and needing room to run, they are not apartment dogs. Created from an unknown number of other breeds, the Boerboel was created in South Africa.