The Broholmer breed is a large breed similar to the Mastiff. It comes from Denmark, where it often works as a guard dog. Like many other breeds, it almost became extinct during World War 2, but breeders increased the numbers when the war ended.
22 – 30 inches
90 – 130 pounds
7 – 12 years
brown, tan, white
Families, large homes, companion
Friendly, watchful, loving
It’s a well-muscled dog that often stands more than 22-inches tall and can weigh more than 100 pounds. It has a wide head, large black nose, deep, broad chest, and a long narrow tail. Keep reading while we look at even more interesting facts about the Broholmer to help you decide if it’s right for you.
Broholmer Dog Characteristics
Due to their large size, they are not as popular as many other breeds, so finding a breeder in the United States can be challenging. If the breeder is far away, you may also need to consider transportation costs. You will also need to buy a significant amount of food for a dog this large and treats, toys, and other accessories each year, which can raise costs considerably.
Broholmer dogs make wonderful companions. They do require a decent amount of space so they can exercise and burn off excess energy. You’ll find them to be very friendly and loving.
Temperament & Intelligence of the Broholmer
Boholmer dogs are calm and relaxed yet wary of strangers, especially in not well socialized at an early age. It’s very friendly and likes to be around people so it can protect them. It prefers the outdoors and won’t do well in a small apartment. If you are an experienced owner that knows how to keep the dog focused at an early age, the Broholmer can be easy to train, but if you don’t get started immediately, the dog may choose a different path and become stubborn and unwilling to learn. It’s very smart and capable of learning several tricks if it decides to do so.
Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪
The Broholmer is friendly and calm, making a great family pet if you have a home with a large yard. It enjoys being around children and will protect them with its life. It’s calm and doesn’t bark a lot but is wary of strangers, so it will make a great guard dog. The only downside to this breed for families is that they are so large they can unintentionally knock over a child or toddler and possibly injure them.
Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?
Yes, the Broholmer is a calm dog that is not bothered by other dogs or cats and shows little interest in being territorial with them. If socialized early, your dog can become good friends with other family pets and treat them like family members and will sleep by them and play games. It never becomes aggressive, even when threatened by another dog.
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Male vs Female
The male Broholmer is noticeably taller and heavier than the female, but they have a very similar temperament with no mentionable differences.
3 Little-Known Facts About the Broholmer Dog
1. The Boholmer is often employed as a guard dog to the wealthy
2. The International Breed Registry recognized the Broholmer as a breed in 1998.
3. The Broholmer came to America in 2009 and is becoming more popular every day.
The Broholmer makes a great family pet for someone with experience with large and stubborn dogs. It’s calm, friendly, and lovable that is well suited to children and other pets. It can be a bit stubborn and bossy with an inexperienced family, so you might think about getting professional help with training if this is the only one that interests you. We hope you have enjoyed reading over our review of this giant breed and found it informative. If we have convinced you to get one, please share this guide to the Broholmer on Facebook and Twitter.
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