Update (February 2015): Francis has been adopted! He is now living with a professional equestrian on a horse farm in NC. Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in Francis!
Francis is a 2-year-old neutered, purebred male Boerboel that is looking for a new home. He is currently located in Kentucky. Francis is a good boy, and would do best in a rural community or on a farm. He just turned 2 years old in November. If I didn’t have a male already, I would adopt Francis in a heartbeat!
Francis is boisterous and will do best in a home without children. He is living with an owner who adores him, but thinks he will do better in a rural environment. Like most Boerboels, Francis is very active and playful. He gets along well with other dogs, but they need to be able to tolerate his rambunctious, playful behavior. His favorite playmate is an active Boxer that also loves to “rough house”.
2 year old male Boerboel for adoption
Francis has never bitten or harmed any children, but he demonstrates dominant and territorial behavior around children. We feel he will enjoy life to its fullest in an environment where he has more space to run and play. He is great with adults and other dogs. He has never lived with a cat.
Francis has some wonderful qualities going for him. He isn’t destructive, so he can be trusted in the house and when left alone. He stays alone when his owner is at work during the day, and he is fully housebroken. He does not exhibit separation anxiety or any destructive behaviors. If he wants to chew something, he sticks to his toys for the most part.
He walks nicely on a leash with a gentle leader, and he is quiet in the house and does not bark much. He is respectful of a baby gate if you want to confine him to one room or a section of the house. He has some obedience training under his belt, and knows some obedience commands. He is also healthy, with no known health issues.
These two videos will give you a better idea of his energy levels, and how he plays with other dogs. He gets along well with other dogs, but Boerboels play rough so if you have another dog in the family make sure it will tolerate the rough-housing that you can expect from an adolescent Boerboel.
If you have some land where Francis can burn off some energy, he might be the perfect pup for you! Don’t forget that Boerboels are MUCH more active than most mastiff breeds. Our main interest is helping Francis find a home where he can thrive, get plenty of exercise and have fun. In return, Francis will offer you a lifetime of companionship and love.
Thank you for considering adoption!