|Broholmer-very large Danish dog breed|
In the past, the border between Denmark and
Sweden changed from time to time, and there is some dispute as to which country certain dog
breeds really belong to.
There are three dog breeds mainly associated with
Denmark: Broholmer, Danish Swedish Farmdog, and Old Danish Pointer.
The Great Dane is not a Danish dog despite the
name - this breed comes from Germany.
The Broholmer is also called Danish Mastiff. This is a very large Danish dog breed with a loud and impressive bark.
The breed originally comes from across between English Mastiffs and various German dogs and the name stems from Sehested of Broholm who was an 18th century gamekeeper.
The Broholmer was nearly extinct after the second world war, but isolated individuals were found and Danish enthusiasts saved the breed.
Broholmer dogs are known for having good self-confidence and being calm, friendly, and good-tempered.
These dogs have an average lifespan of 7-12 years. Females weigh between 90 to 130 pounds and males 110 to 150 pounds, and they require an extra large PlexiDor dog door.