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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Molosser Group.

Weight:

110.5-132.5 pounds (50-60 kg).

Height:

28-30 inches (70-75 cm).

Color(s):

Standard colourings include black or fawn with a black mask. Some Broholmers also have white markings on their chest, feet, and tail.

Coat:

Broholmers have short and thick coats of weather-resistant fur.


Overview

Character:

Broholmers are courageous and steadfast dogs that are great as working dogs and as pets. This breed is also very peace-loving and active.

Country of Origin:

Denmark.

History:

This ancient working breed originated in Denmark. While the Broholmer nearly went extinct during the Second World War, the breed was revived by Danish enthusiasts. This breed has achieved official recognition with the Fédération Cynologique Internationale and the Danish Kennel Club.

Name:

This breed was named for Sehested of Broholm, an eighteenth-century gamekeeper. This breed is also known as the Danish Broholmer.

Temperament:

Broholmers are very even-tempered and good-natured dogs. While this breed has a tendency to display aggression toward strangers, this can be corrected with firm training at an early age.


Care

Training:

Broholmers require firm training and proper socialization at an early age to prevent aggressive tendencies toward strangers.

Activity:

These dogs are very active and require plenty of regular exercise.

Ownership:

Broholmers need daily exercise and plenty of space to run. As such, they are better suited for country life than for city life. These dogs should be trained at an early age by an experienced trainer in order to prevent aggression. With their great disposition and working ability, Broholmers are excellent herders, guard dogs, and companions.


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