Boerboel Pei Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Boerboel Pei so you can get to know the breed more.
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|Origin||South Africa China|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
|Cross Breed Boerboel and Shar-Pei mix|
Is a Boerboel Pei small, medium or large dog?
How big do Boerboel Pei get?
What is the average size of a Boerboel Pei?
How much does the Boerboel Pei weigh? How much should a Boerboel Pei weight? What is the normal weight of a Boerboel Pei? How much does a full-grown Boerboel Pei weight?
|Male: 50-75 pounds (22.5-34 kg), Female: 45-70 pounds (20-31.5 kg)|
Average Weight |
What is the average weight of a Boerboel Pei?
|Male: 62.5 pounds (28 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)|
How tall is the Boerboel Pei? Boerboel Pei height:
|Male: 25-28 inches (64-70 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (59-65 cm)|
Average Height |
What is the average height of a Boerboel Pei?
|Male: 26.5 inches (67 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (62 cm)|
How much does the Boerboel Pei puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Boerboel Pei in the United States? How much money is a Boerboel Pei?
Where to buy a Boerboel Pei with a good pedigree?
If you choose to purchase the Boerboel Pei, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Boerboel Pei for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Boerboel Pei gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Boerboel Pei? How many Boerboel Pei are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Boerboel Pei is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.
Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Boerboel Pei? Is the Boerboel Pei breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.
The Boerboel Pei ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.
Are Boerboel Pei dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Boerboel Pei?
Boerboel Pei dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Boerboel Pei good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Boerboel Pei dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Boerboel Pei dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Boerboel Pei dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Boerboel Pei dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Boerboel Pei can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Boerboel Pei will take care of unwanted people or animals.
What kind of personality does the Boerboel Pei have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Boerboel Pei sensitivity:
Boerboel Pei dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.
Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Is a Boerboel Pei a good family dog?
Average: Boerboel Pei dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Boerboel Pei need? Boerboel Pei social needs:
Boerboel Pei dogs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Boerboel Pei to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Boerboel Pei roam?
Boerboel Pei dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Boerboel Pei have high prey drive?
Boerboel Pei dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
How playful is this breed?
Average: Boerboel Peis, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Do Boerboel Pei dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Boerboel Pei bark?
Low to Average: The Boerboel Pei rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.
Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Boerboel Pei good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Boerboel Pei in an apartment?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Boerboel Pei indoors.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Boerboel Pei dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
How long can a Boerboel Pei be left alone? How long can you leave a Boerboel Pei alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Bite Force PSI |
Does the Boerboel Pei has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Boerboel Pei? How much bite force does a Boerboel Pei have? How strong is a Boerboel Pei bite?
Between 200 and 400 PSI ⏺
Boerboel Pei bite force: Ordinary. Bite force Boerboel Pei measurements typically fall within the range of 200 to 400 PSI. The bite force of a Boerboel Pei is considered ordinary when compared to other dog breeds, but it is still quite powerful. This Boerboel Pei bite force PSI can cause bite wounds. Boerboel Pei bite PSI is not something that should be feared if the dog is well-trained and managed. To avoid any issues, it's essential to learn how to train a Boerboel Pei puppy not to bite from an early age.
The Boerboel Pei, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.
However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
In conclusion, while the Boerboel Pei bite force is certainly an interesting aspect of the breed, it is important not to let it overshadow the many other reasons why these dogs are so loved and respected. With proper training and socialization, a Boerboel Pei can be a loyal and protective companion for your family.
Biting Potential |
Do Boerboel Pei bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Boerboel Pei? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Boerboel Pei? Why do dog bites happen?
The Boerboel Pei has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Boerboel Pei do?
Boerboel Pei dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Boerboel Pei dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Boerboel Pei dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Boerboel Peis are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems |
What genetic/health problems does the Boerboel Pei breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Boerboel Pei breed? Most common health risks of Boerboel Pei:
|Hip Dysplasia Patellar LuxationAllergiesCancerHypothyroidismBloatEpilepsyEntropionElbow DysplasiaDemodectic MangeOsteochondrosis DissecansGlaucomaJoint DysplasiaVaginal HyperplasiaSeborrheaCutaneous MucinosisFeverPyoderma|
Veterinarian Visits |
How often does the Boerboel Pei breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Boerboel Pei see the vet?
The Boerboel Pei should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Boerboel Pei dogs live? How old can a Boerboel Pei be? What is the age limit of the Boerboel Pei? How many years can the oldest Boerboel Pei live?
What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Boerboel Pei?
How long is the lifespan of a Boerboel Pei?
The average lifespan of Boerboel Pei: 11 years
Weather and Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
| Tolerates warm and cold weather |
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Boerboel Pei have? What is the activity level of the Boerboel Pei?
Boerboel Pei dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much exercise does a Boerboel Pei need? How much exercise do Boerboel Pei dogs require per day?
Do Boerboel Pei dogs need a lot of exercises?
Boerboel Pei dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does the Boerboel Pei breed need?
Boerboel Pei dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Average daily food consumption |
How much food does a Boerboel Pei need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Boerboel Pei breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Boerboel Pei? How much food should I feed my Boerboel Pei?
|8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals|
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Boerboel Pei risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Boerboel Pei's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.
If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Boerboel Pei weight regularly.
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Boerboel Pei have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Boerboel Pei coats?
|Black Red Blue Cream BrownTawnyFawn Brindle Reddish Apricot|
How to groom the Boerboel Pei and how often? How often should I take my Boerboel Pei to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Boerboel Pei doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.
Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Boerboel Pei is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level |
How much do Boerboel Pei dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Boerboel Pei? Do Boerboel Pei dogs shed a lot?
Boerboel Pei dogs are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency |
How often does the Boerboel Pei need a bath? How often should you give a Boerboel Pei a bath? Can I bathe my Boerboel Pei every day?
| 4-6 weeks |
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.
Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.
Is the Boerboel Pei breed hypoallergenic?
Boerboel Pei dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Boerboel Pei has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency |
Does the Boerboel Pei drool?
The Boerboel Pei is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Boerboel Pei.
If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Boerboel Pei dogs get along with other pets? Are Boerboel Pei dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Boerboel Pei dogs are generally with other pets.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Boerboel Pei temperament with other people:
Boerboel Pei dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are Boerboel Pei dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Boerboel Pei temperament with children:
Boerboel Pei dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Boerboel Pei dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Boerboel Pei breed live with a cat?
Boerboel Pei dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly |
Is Boerboel Pei good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Boerboel Pei dogs get along with other dogs?
Boerboel Pei dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Boerboel Pei is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Boerboel Pei breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Boerboel Pei breed suitable for first-time owners?
Boerboel Pei dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly |
Are Boerboel Pei dogs good office canines? Do Boerboel Pei dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Boerboel Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Boerboel Pei dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Boerboel Pei temperament with senior people? Are Boerboel Pei dogs good for elderly owners?
Boerboel Peis are commonly okay with elderly people.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Boerboel Pei be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
Boerboel Pei is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Boerboel Pei be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Boerboel Pei be an emotional support animal?
This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.
Boerboel Pei is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Boerboel Pei be a sniffer dog?
They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Boerboel Pei is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Boerboel Pei be a search and rescue dog?
This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.
The Boerboel Pei is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Boerboel Pei be a boat dog?
Boerboel Pei breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.
Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Boerboel Pei be a drafting dog?
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.
Boerboel Pei breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog |
Where Boerboel Pei dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Gestation Length |
How long is a Boerboel Pei pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Boerboel Pei breed is pregnant?
Reproductive cycle of the female Boerboel Pei: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.
During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.
The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.
The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.
The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.
The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Boerboel Pei have in a litter? How many puppies can the Boerboel Pei breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Boerboel Pei have? How many puppies can a Boerboel Pei give birth to?
AKC Group |
Is Boerboel Pei recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Boerboel Pei recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
Boerboel Pei Pros and Cons
- Health Issues: Boerboel Peis are commonly healthy dogs.
- Grooming: Easy to groom: The Boerboel Pei doesn't require a lot of grooming.
- Shedding Level: Boerboel Pei dogs are low shedders.
- Watchdog Ability: Boerboel Pei dogs are good watchdogs.
- Good For First Time Owners: Boerboel Pei dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
- Hypoallergenic: Boerboel Pei dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
- Drooling Tendency: The Boerboel Pei is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
- Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Boerboel Pei's weight, he can easily gain weight.
- Mouthiness: Boerboel Pei dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
- Dog Friendly: Boerboel Pei dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
- Office Friendly: Boerboel Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.