The Broholmer is a large purebred dog from Denmark in Northern Europe. Quiet, protective and friendly, this puppy has some of the best qualities of any dog breed. You may be able to find these dogs at your local shelter or rescue centers. Remember to adopt. These protective dogs can live well in apartments but, because of their large size, they are best suited for townhouses or something larger, preferably with a yard. They are pack dogs and like to be around people, so large homes or families with children are perfect for them. If you want a protective, calm, large dog that will love you unconditionally, then this may be the right dog for you.


The main colors of a Broholmer are usually brown or tan, sometimes with white markings or a black mask. These large puppies are fairly easy to groom. One good brushing a week will suffice, although they are not a good choice for allergy sufferers. Because they tend to have a shorter coat, the Broholmer is not particularly suited to extreme weather. Broholmers are prone to weight gain. Make sure your dog gets at least one good half-hour to hour-long walk a day, with some active play sessions and shorter walks mixed in. The Broholmer has a calm and friendly demeanor and can get along well with children of all ages, but would be best suited to those who know how to play with them gently. These dogs are wary of strangers, but are not aggressive. They do not bark often, if at all.


The Broholmer originated in Denmark, although many details of the history of the breed are unclear. If we go back to the Middle Ages, the Broholmer dog breed was originally used to hunt deer. Eventually, it was used primarily to guard large farms and manor houses. Thanks to the efforts of Count Dehested of Broholm, at the end of the 18th century, these large dogs were bred into a pure breed and increased in number. But towards the end of World War II, the Broholmer was on the verge of extinction. In 1975, a group of Broholmer lovers decided to organize the Society for the Reconstruction of the Broholmer Breed, which was also supported by the Danish Kennel Club. Although the Broholmer breed was nearly extinct, some have ended up in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. Consider adopting if you decide this is the breed for you. Check local shelters, look for Broholmer rescues or check out breed-specific Mastiff rescues, as they look very similar and sometimes take purebred dogs. Help these great pups find forever homes.

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Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Height: 22 to 30 inches.
Weight: 90 to 150 pounds.
Life Span: 8 to 12 years.

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