Dinamarca FCI 315 - Danish Mastiff


The Broholmer It was used as a watchdog for large farms and feudal lands.



The Broholmer (or Danish Mastiff) It is a breed of molosser type dog, originally from Denmark.
They come from the mastines sent from England to the great Danish Lords and there were bred with dogs that already had.

Probably at the beginning was, a kind of great Dane, It ended up evolving into the current Broholmer.

The type of this breed has been known since the middle ages, When used as a deer hunting dog. It was subsequently used as a watchdog for large farms and feudal lands. At the end of the 18th century, These dogs were bred purebred and increased in number thanks to the Earl Sehested of Broholm, from whom they inherited the name.

After World War II the race was on the verge of extinction, but around 1975 a group of fans were responsible for the custody of the race, later, organized under the name society for the reconstruction of the Broholmer breed and sponsored by the Danish Kennel Club they began their work of reconstruction.


After the reconstruction of the race, the black color was difficult to recover, but nowadays it breeds without any problems.

Physical characteristics

It is a dog of Doge of large size type, rectangular and strong Constitution; its motion is regular and energetic. His appearance is dominated by the powerful forelimbs. The head is broad and solid; strong neck with some loose skin, and the chest wide and deep.

The standard size is of 75 cm in males and 70 cm in females approximately. The weight of the males ranges from the 50 and 70 kg, While the female is of 40 to 60 kg. Its hair is short, tight and contiguous, with a thick inner layer of hairs.

Fallow is rather low and bent toward the ground and the tail head hanging downward Saber-shaped. When is on the move, the tail takes her highest, but not on the line of the spine. When the dog is alert or excited, It takes the high head and lifts its tail above the horizontal.

Character and skills

It is used as a companion dog, It is calm, with good temperament and friendly. However it is also a good guardian.

This breed needs a long daily walk, avoiding the dog take us the lead. That way we avoid his leadership.

It is important to remember not to put young dogs to too much strenuous exercise that thereby we down their full development.

The Broholmer They must be socialized Since young people already that are not very friendly with strangers and are territorial, being able to get to attack people who you dislike.

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 2 –> Pinscher and Schnauzer, Molossians and Swiss Mountain-and Cattledogs. / Section 2.1 –> Molossoid breeds, doge type.
    Without working trial.
  • FCI 315
  • federations: FCI , AKC (The AKC does not have an official breed standard; currently uses the FCI standard) , UKC
  • Estádar the Broholmer breed FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Danish Broholmer, Danish Mastiff (English).
    2. Broholmer (French).
    3. Broholmer (German).
    4. Mastiff dinamarquês (Portuguese).
    5. Mastín Danés (Spanish).
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