A large “Molosser” breed, the Broholmer was generated by crossing English Mastiffs with local German dogs. The breed’s numbers dwindled during World War II, but since the 1970’s have been steadily on the rise. As with many of the Mossler breeds, the Broholmer was originally bred as a guard dog in homes of the wealthy, but in present day are known more as general companion dogs. They can be very gentle but also true to their roots, protective. A Broholmer will most likely need a strong trainer to be a leader, as they can be a very stubborn breed. Training should continue throughout its lifetime or they may try to take the leadership role from their owner.
These dogs are large and powerful, with a loud and impressive bark and dominant walk, standing between 28 and 30 inches (70-75 cm). They can weigh an impressive 90-150 pounds (41-68 kg) and are generally light or brownish yellow or black with a short dense coat.

Breed Insights

Can be reserved and wary of strangers. They are loyal to their family and are best with older more considerate children.
Need an owner that will be a dominant ""pack leader"" to prevent potential behavioral issues.
Intelligent, alert, loyal, and calm dogs. Can be stubborn or willful.
Originally bred for various purposes including the guarding of people and/or property. Individual members of this breed will benefit from firm and dedicated training to temper this guarding tendency, and thus help to maintain safety as a household companion.

Height: 27.60 - 29.50 in

Show Weight: 88.20 - 149.90 lb

Pet Weight: 27.60 - 29.50 lb