Dog Breed Group: Guard Dog
Life Span: 10-11 years
Weight: Male: 42-70, Female: 40-68
Height: Male: 28-30, Female: 27-29
Origin of Name: The Broholmer, also called the Danish Mastiff, is a large mastiff breed of dog from Denmark.
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As a variant, the breed has been known since the Middle Ages, when it was used for stag hunting. Later, it was used primarily as a patron dog for large farms and manors. Towards the end of the 18th century, these dogs were pure bred and increased in number leading to the counthead of Throatholm from which the breed has inherited its name. After World War II, the breed became virtually extinct, but around 1975, a group of committed people, later organized as The Society for the Reconstruction of the Broholler Breed, supported by the Danish Kennel Club, Started the work of reviving the breed.
In 1998, the Brelher breed was officially accepted by the International Breed Registry, FCI. As of 2009, Broholar was found only in Denmark and some other European countries. Then in June of the same year, the first Danish Danish matiff named Honor was imported to the United States by Kathy Kimith of the Broulher Club, USA. Since then, interest in the breed has increased.