Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Denmark Other Names Danish Broholmer, Denmark Broholmer, Danish Mastiff Life Expectancy Approximately 7-12 Years Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group Mastiff
Breed Appearance The Denmark Broholmer is a dog that strongly
resembles a mastiff. It is large and powerful, with a loud,
impressive bark and dominant walk.
Breed Description Breed Description Head: Strong and broad. Carried slightly down. Relatively short
muzzle. Pendulous lips. Ears: Small. Set on moderately high. Eyes: Round. Black or dark amber color. Body: Square body outline. Thick neck. Broad forechest. Long
back. Croup slightly sloping. Tail: Medium length, thick. Carried low at rest, saber when in
action. Hair: Short, thick, weather-resistant. Coat: Fawn (light yellow, golden) with black mask; black. White
markings on the forechest, feet, and tip of the tail are
permissible. Size: Dog: at least 75 cm. (30 in).Bitch: at least 70 cm. (28
in). Weight: 50 to 60 kg. (110.5-132.5 lb).
History The Broholmer breed was generated from a cross
between English Mastiffs and local dogs in Germany, and was named
after Sehested of Broholm, a game-keeper who lived in the 18th
century. During the Second World War, the Broholmer became a victim
of the strife and almost went extinct, but was saved by a group of
Danish enthusiasts after isolated members were found in the 1970s.
King Frederick VII and his consort, Countess Danner were owners of
several Broholmers and one of their portraits depicts them with one
of their dogs. The breed was established in the early 19th century
and was moderately popular, especially as a guard dog in the homes
of wealthy Danes.
Behavior This is a steadfast, peace-loving,
well-balanced, good-natured breed. The Broholmer is well known for
his even temper and courage. Firm training is required to temper any
aggressive tendencies he may have with strangers.
Health No Information Available
Advice This dog needs space and a lot of exercise.
Weekly brushing is sufficient.