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Broholmer

This Danish breed almost disappeared and it was only in the mid-1970’s that the country’s breeders began working on developing a viable breeding population.

About the Broholmer

Nowadays, most Broholmers are companion and guard dogs. Their physique and behaviour are essential breed characteristics. Calm, well-balanced and friendly, but always alert, Broholmers must be self-assured dogs.

When the dog is attentive or excited, the head is carried higher and the tail is raised above horizontal. As a type this breed has been known since the Middle Ages, when it was used for hunting (stag hunting). Later on it was used mainly as a guard dog for large farms and manors. Broholmers are still scarce and, uniquely, the breed club monitors all adults and every puppy born in Denmark.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Denmark
Group
FCI Group 2, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Very large
Avg life expectancy
7–12 years

Calm / Even-tempered / Friendly / Confident

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Makes a great watchdog
  • Requires outdoor space

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