BROHOLMER CLUB OF THE USA
Welcome To The Broholmer Club Of The USA
By visiting this website you will learn more about this very rare wonderful working breed of dog. You will be educated on their long history, work ethics and temperment. This information will help you in deciding whether this breed is a good match for your family.
The Danish Broholmer of the USA has made history by having the first litter of Broholmers born in August of 2013. A second litter is due August of 2014. We are very excited to share this magnificent and extremely old rare breed with you.
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THE BUTCHER'S DOG
The descendants of the Viking dogs were crossbred with Great Danes and English Mastiffs, the latter presented to the Danish Court by King James I (1566-1625) of England.
In those times, the Danish Mastiff-like dogs were used for herding and guarding cattle – on farms and at the cattle markets in the cities – and protecting hearth and home. A Danish dog book, published around 1800, states that the Broholmer was a very ordinary breed, not rare at all, especially in Copenhagen. His nickname was ‘butcher’s dog’, probably because one could see this type of dog lying on the doorsteps of butchers shop.
In 1982, the breed was officially recognized by the FCI, which used the description from 1886, the only difference being acceptance of the color black. (Photographer unknown)