The Broholmer is calm, good-natured, yet watchful and confident, he always makes a great family companion.

Daily Care

Grooming Tips

Beyond regular weekly grooming, the occasional bath will keep your Broholmer clean and looking his best. Keep strong, fast-growing nails trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking.
Ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris, which can result in infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

Exercise Tips

The Broholmer requires a long daily walk to meet its needs for exercise. This breed is not particularly high-spirited but it may develop behavioral problems without adequate daily exercise.

Feeding Tips

The Broholmer is a large-sized breed and should be offered a diet formulated for dogs of its size. Because this breed is so large, it may take longer to develop than other breeds but you do not want it to grow too quickly or it could put unnecessary strain on his joints – you may need to switch your puppy to adult food after 9 months instead of waiting until he is 1 year old.

Health Tips

Most Broholmers are healthy dogs.Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Broholmer can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed.
Good breeders utilize health screening and genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.


The Broholmer is an intelligent breed that typically responds well to training. This dog was developed as a watchdog breed so he may have a bit of an independent streak. For this reason, it is recommended that you maintain a firm and consistent hand in training.
This breed responds well to positive reinforcement-based training methods. As is true for all breeds, it is recommended that you start puppies with socialization and training as early as possible.


As a type, this breed has been known since the Middle Ages.At the end of the 18th century, these dogs were pure-bred and increased in number thanks to the Count Sehested of Broholm, from whom the breed has inherited its name.
After World War II, 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.
In 1998, the Broholmer breed was officially acknowledged by the international breed registry, FCI.Up until 2009, the Broholmer had only been found in Denmark and a few other European countries. Then in June of that year, the very first Danish Mastiff named Honor was imported into the United States by Joe and Kathy Kimmeth of the Broholmer Club of the USA. Since then, interest in the breed has surged.