region Denmark
cut about 75 cm for the male and 70 for the female
weight 50 to 70 kg for the male and 40 to 60 kg for the female
hair  he is short, with a rather thick undercoat
dress fawn with black mask; golden red; black
head massive and wide
eyes ranges from light amber to dark amber
ear medium size and rather high set, falls against the cheek
tail drooping
behaviour calm, balanced character, friendly but watchful
federation FCI Standard Group 2, Section 2.1, No. 315
Average life expectancy: about 12 years Notes and advice The black color was difficult to recover during the rebuilding of the breed, but it is now very well bred.
The breed has been known since the Middle Ages, when it was used for deer hunting. Later, she mainly served as a guard dog in castles. Towards the end of the 18th century, these dogs were bred as a purebred and their numbers increased greatly thanks to the Earl of Sehested of Broholm, from whom the breed took its name. After the Second World War, the breed was almost extinct but, since 1975, a group of amateurs has worked to recover it.
The Broholmer is an excellent guard dog, calm, with a balanced character, friendly but vigilant. He is sure of himself and never aggressive without reason.