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12 Jan 2006

Biting Boerbull
We have a two and half year old boerbull male. He is generally a plasid dog, but gets aggressive from time to time and has bitten a few people - one child needed stitches! He went for my husband last night, but I think the reason for that is because our female Rotwiler is on heat. My husband now wants to put the boerbull down. Do you have any suggestions what we could do in this situation? If possible, I would prefer not to put him down.
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

Hi Serah

I would strongly suggest you ask someone to assist you. Boerboels can be very dangerous and if he has already given a child stitches and bitten your husband, at his age, it could get worse. Have him castrated and do not trust him around children at all. You should get an accredited animal behaviourist to do a proper assessment and give you advise on how to manage your problem. They would have to come and assess his behaviour around people.
If he has done it once (in this case a couple of times) he will do it again. It sounds very harsh, but rather safe than sorry. I do not think you would want a childs life taken by your dog.
Male dogs unfortunately go throught hormanal changes and at 6,12,24,36 months they go through ups and downs when it comes to the behaviour.
Go to www.animal-behaviour.org and get someone in your area to assist you.

Sorry, but hope you are able to find someone that could assist.

Kind regards

CDV
Animal Behaviourist
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