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Kunming Wolfdog vs Boerboel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Kunming Wolfdog vs Boerboel" Compare Kunming Wolfdog and Boerboel. Which is better: Kunming Wolfdog or Boerboel?
Name Kunming Wolfdog Boerboel
OriginsChina South Africa
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank198124
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Other Names Kunming Wolfdog, Chinese Wolfdog South African Boerboel, South African Mastiff
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc. American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
Price $800-$1200 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Kunming Wolfdog vs Boerboel

Size Large Large
Giant
Weight 66-84 pounds (30-38 kg) 154-200 pounds (70-90 kg)
Avg. Weight 75 pounds (34 kg) 177 pounds (80 kg)
Height 25-27 inches (64-68 cm) Male: 25-28 inches (64-70 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (59-65 cm)
Avg. Height 26 inches (66 cm) Male: 26.5 inches (67 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Kunming Wolfdog vs Boerboel

Coat Smooth
Double
Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Colors Black
Light Straw
Deep Rust
Brindle
Cream
Reddish
Brown
Red
Tawny
Grooming
Effortless: The Kunming Wolfdog requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Boerboel requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Kunming Wolfdogs shed moderately.
Boerboels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Kunming Wolfdog vs Boerboel

Temperament Intelligent
Curious
Willing
Stubborn
Confident
Intelligent
Territorial
Dominant
Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Kunming Wolfdog is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Kunming Wolfdogs aren't famous for their trainability.
Boerboels are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Kunming Wolfdog is a highly playful breed.
Boerboels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Kunming Wolfdogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Boerboels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Kunming Wolfdogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Boerboels are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Kunming Wolfdogs need a lot of social interaction.
Boerboels need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Kunming Wolfdog barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Boerboel rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Kunming Wolfdogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Boerboels are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Kunming Wolfdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Boerboels are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Kunming Wolfdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boerboel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Kunming Wolfdogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boerboels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Kunming Wolfdogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Boerboel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Kunming Wolfdogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Boerboels 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.
Apartment Friendly
Kunming Wolfdogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Boerboels are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Kunming Wolfdogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Boerboels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Kunming Wolfdogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Kunming Wolfdog vs Boerboel

Stranger Friendly
Kunming Wolfdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Boerboels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Kunming Wolfdogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Boerboels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Kunming Wolfdogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Boerboels are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Kunming Wolfdogs are not dog-friendly.
Boerboels are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Kunming Wolfdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boerboel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Kunming Wolfdogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Boerboels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Kunming Wolfdogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Boerboels usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Kunming Wolfdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Boerboels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
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.
Not really
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Kunming Wolfdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Boerboel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Kunming Wolfdog vs Boerboel

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
Boerboels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Degenerative Myelopathy
Epilepsy
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Eye Problems
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Panosteitis
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Joint Dysplasia
Vaginal Hyperplasia
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Kunming Wolfdogs are high energy dogs.
Boerboels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Kunming Wolfdogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Boerboels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Kunming Wolfdogs don't need too much sleep.
Boerboels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Kunming Wolfdog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Kunming Wolfdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Boerboel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Kunming Wolfdog is an average drooler.
The Boerboel drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Kunming Wolfdog vs Boerboel

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies 7-10 puppies

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