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 behavior 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, their head is carried higher and their 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)