BROHOLMER Dog Breed
Description: The Broholmer is a large dog that is 22-30 inches in height. The weight is 87-176 pounds.
They are a Mastiff type dog, that is strong and powerful. The dog is rectangular in shape.
The Broholmer has commanding forequarters. The head is large, wide and just shows the power this dog has. The neck is muscular and has loose skin.
The eyes are almond, large, and set wide. The ears are close hanging to the head and slightly rounded at the tips which reach down to their cheeks.
The muzzle is in balance to the head and is wide with a large nose. The chest is broad and deep. The tail is saber in shape and hangs down.
When the dog is attentive the tail is at horizontal. The Broholmer has a thick undercoat with a close fitting and short coat on the top.
The colors are yellow with a black mask, golden red and black. You can have white on the tip of the tail, chest and feet but this is an option.
The life expectancy is 6-11 years. They have a loud bark that is impressive.
History: The Broholmer is thought to be a cross between the English Mastiff and local German dogs.
The name is from the game-keeper Sehested of Broholm who lived in the 17th century.
This dog comes from Denmark and has been used as a guard dog, in the main.
In the past it has been used as a hunting dog, going back to the middle ages, there it was used as a stag hunting dog.
As with a few other breeds this dog nearly went drastically down in numbers due to the World War and was saved by a group of Danish enthusiasts who found some of these dogs in the 1970’s.
They where first imported to the UK in 2009. The Broholmer is on the American Rare Breed Association.
Temperament: Even though this is a big dog the Broholmer is calm, good tempered and friendly, but with an air of caution.
They will need clear good leadership from the owner and this has to be from the start as this is a big breed dog with a lot of power.
The owner needs to be the pack leader and has to train this dog well from a young age to help with this role.
The dog will need daily walks but caution needs to be taken when the dog is young and still growing, not to over do the walks but they still need to walk.
Train this dog to walk to heel as this is not only easier, but when they are bigger, keeps you as the Alpha and in charge of the dog.
As with all dogs but more so with the larger dog, due to their size, it is important to be a good pack leader that has to set and keep house rules.
As they grow you will need to increase the walks to use up the dogs energy. They make good guard dogs.
Training needs to be firm but not harsh with a calm natural leadership skill.
Health issues: The Broholmer may have hip dysplasia and elbow arthritis and will require checking.
Grooming: Due to the short coat this dog only needs brushing weekly to help remove dead hair.
Living conditions: The Broholmer is best suited to house living with a medium sized garden that has good fencing.
If you can’t find a local breeder in your area don’t worry, many breeders are using the major airlines like American, Delta, Continental and Northwest airlines for shipping their puppies.
At this time the airlines will ship puppies to the following States: Alabama AL – Alaska AK – Arizona AZ – Arkansas AR – California CA – Colorado CO – Connecticut CT – Delaware DE – Florida FL – Georgia GA – Hawaii HI – Idaho ID – Illinois IL – Indiana IN – Iowa IA – Kansas KS – Kentucky KY – Louisiana LA – Maine ME – Maryland MD – Massachusetts MA – Michigan MI – Minnesota MN – Mississippi MS – Missouri MO – Montana MT – Nebraska NE – Nevada NV – New Hampshire NH – New Jersey NJ – New Mexico NM – New York NY – North Carolina NC – North Dakota ND – Ohio OH – Oklahoma OK – Oregon OR – Pennsylvania PA – Rhode Island RI – South Carolina SC – South Dakota SD – Tennessee TN – Texas TX – Utah UT – Vermont VT – Virginia VA – Washington WA – Washington, D.C. – West Virginia WV – Wisconsin WI – Wyoming WY – Hawaii HI.