The Broholmer is a Mastiff-typed dog that is large in size and features a strong, rectangular build. They are powerful and move swiftly, and their forequarters are exceptionally prominent. They have a large head that is comparatively wide and a brawny neck that features a bit of loose skin. They have deep, broad chests and a head that hangs comparatively low. When in motion, the Broholmer carries his tail higher than when he is at rest. Broholmers have a short, thick coat that features a close-lying undercoat. Colors for this breed include yellow with a black facial mask and golden red and black. White markings on the feet, tail, or chest may be present.
The Broholmer is calm and even-tempered, and he is very friendly if properly socialized. They are a confident and sure breed with a watchful nature.
The Broholmer has an average life span of 6 to 11 years.
The Broholmer originated in Denmark and has been known since the Middle Ages. This breed was initially utilized as a hunting dog, but is now predominately used as a guard dog for large estates. Broholmers were bred purely at the end of the 18th century because of the efforts made by the royal game keeper Sehested of Broholm. This is how the Broholmer received its name. At the end of the Second World War, the Broholmer nearly became extinct, but the devotion of “The Society for Reconstruction of the Broholmer Breed” kept the breed alive.
The Broholmer sheds heavily two times per year.
Young Broholmers should not be over-exercised. Too much physical exertion is bad for the hips because the bones are not yet developed.
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