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Danish Broholmer

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Danish Broholmer

The Danish Broholmer is a large, mastiff-type dog with an imposing build. They have a massive head and muzzle with very powerful jaws. The lips are pendulous and the teeth should meet in a scissors or level bite. The nose is large and black. The round eyes range from light to dark amber. The ears are medium-sized and are carried hanging close to the cheeks. The neck is very powerful and muscular. The tail is set rather low, is thick at the base and is free of feathering. The short coat is close-lying and has a thick undercoat. Acceptable colors are yellow with a black mask, golden red or black. White markings on the chest, feet and the tip of the tail are optional.

Temperament The Danish Broholmer is good tempered. They are friendly and calm but are ever watchful. This is a steadfast, peace-loving and good-natured breed. Firm training is required to prevent aggressive behavior toward strangers.
Height, Weight Male Height: 29-30" ; Weight: 110-150 lbs.
Female Height: 27-28" ; Weight: 90-130 lbs.
Health Problems The Danish Broholmer is a healthy breed; though, as with larger breeds, may be prone to hip dysplasia.
Living Conditions The Broholmer is okay for apartment living as long as they get sufficient exercise. They do better with an average-sized yard.
Exercise Limit exercise with younger Broholmers to prevent growth problems. Adult Broholmers need plenty of daily exercising. Take them on a couple of walks per day.
Life Expectancy About 10-11 years
Grooming The Danish Broholmer's coat is easy to groom. Brush and comb occasionally to remove dead hairs. They are heavy seasonal shedders.
Origin The Danish Broholmer originated in Denmark. They have been around since the middle ages where they were used for hunting and later as a guard dog. By the end of the 18th century, these dogs were bred pure and increased in number thanks to the royal game keeper Sehested of Broholm, from where the breed's name originated. After near extinction, a group of committed people organized a group call "The Society for Reconstruction of the Broholmer Breed". This breed is recognized by the FCI and the UKC.
Group Guardian Dog