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    Broholmer (Danish Broholmer)

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    History & Overview

    As a type this breed has been known since the Middle Ages, when it was used for hunting (stag-hunting). Later on it was used mainly as guard dog for large farms and manors. At the end of the 18th century these dogs were pure-bred and increased in number thanks to the Count Sehested of Broholm, Denmark, from whom the breed has inherited its name.

    After the Second World War the breed became almost extinct, but around 1975 a group of committed people – later organized as “The Society for Reconstruction of the Broholmer Breed” – supported by the Danish Kennel Club, began the work of reviving the breed. Today the Broholmer is used as companion dog and guard dog.

    Image Credits: Kennel Gamle Danere

    Appearance

    The Broholmer is mastiff-type of dog of large size (27.5 – 29.5 inches at shoulders), rectangular and strongly built, with a composed and powerful movement. Its appearance is dominated by the powerful forequarters. . The coat is short and close lying, with a thick undercoat. The color may be yellow with black mask; golden red; or black. White markings on chest, feet and tip of tail are seen in some individuals. (Adapted from FCI-Standard # 315/22.09.2000/GB)

    Character

    He is calm, self-confident and docile but may be dominant and protective when threatened.

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