Other names : Danish Mastiff, Danish Broholmer, Gammel Dansk Hund, Old Danish Dog, Dog of Frederick VII

Photo: adult dog of Broholmer breed
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Life expectancy

The Broholmer has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 27 and 28 in
Male Between 29 and 30 in

Adult weight

Female Between 88 and 132 lb
Male Between 110 and 154 lb
Coat colour
Black Red Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Broholmer costs between £700 and £1000

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More details about the Broholmer

Broholmer: Origins and history

The Broholmer’s ancestors can be traced back as far as the Middle Ages, when these dogs were used for stag hunting. Although there is little documented about this breed, it originated in Denmark and is nicknamed the Danish Mastiff. The Broholmer is actually a cross-breed between a local German breed and an English Mastiff. The dog was named after an 18th century gamekeeper, Sehested of Broholm. During the 19th century, the breed was very popular in Denmark, but then became almost extinct during the Second World War. The Broholmer breed was imported into the UK in 2009.

FCI classification of the Broholmer

  • Group 2 - Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

  • Section 2 : Molossian type

Training a Broholmer

An intelligent dog that responds well to strict training routines. Early socialisation training for a young puppy is recommended.

Broholmer: Purchase price

Expect to pay an initial purchase price of between £700 to £1000 for a Broholmer puppy. Add to this cost a monthly amount of between £80 to £100. 

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