The Broholmer (also called Danish Broholmer) is a large dog of molosser type originating in Denmark. It has been in existence since the Middle Ages when it was used to hunt stag. Later it was used as guardian of farms. The dog nearly became extinct during WWII but a group of worker formed a Society for Reconstruction of the Broholmer Breed to save this dog from extinction and now the dog is increasing in numbers and popularity.

This is a large Mastiff dog with an imposing built, loud voice and dominant walk. The big but athletic dog stands between 27 to 29.5 inches and weighs between 90-150 pounds. The head is fairly big and broad, giving impression of heaviness. Skull is broad and flat while muzzle is massive. Lips are pendulous. Nose is large and black. Round eyes are moderate size and come in light to dark amber color. Expression shows self confidence. Medium size ears are set high and hang close to cheek. Neck is very strong and powerful. Body is rectangular with straight topline, strong well-defined withers, fairly long back and medium length croup which crops slightly. Chest is deep and powerful. The tail is set fairly low, broad at birth, carried hanging without flag or feathering. The coat is short and closely-fitted with thick undercoat. The coat colors can be yellow with black mask, golden red or black.

This dog is NOT recognized by AKC, however it is recognized by FCI, UKC and DRA.

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