Bloodhound vs Broholmer

Compare the Bloodhound to the Broholmer. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Bloodhounds and Broholmers.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Bloodhound and Broholmer are okay choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Bloodhound and Broholmer are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Bloodhound or Broholmer have high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - The Bloodhound bark/howls frequently. The Broholmer has an average level of barking.
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Bloodhound vs Broholmer
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Broholmer Dog Breed
Breed NameBloodhoundBroholmer
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan11-15 yrs.7-12 yrs.
Height23-27 in.22-30 in.
Weight80-110 lb90-150 lb
IntelligenceAverageAverage
History
Origin CountryFranceDenmark
Origin Year1000 AD1500 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodGood
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodAverage
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 80°F30°F to 75°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed20 mph20 mph
StrengthHighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumHigh
SheddingMediumHigh
DanderMediumMedium
Drool AmountHighMedium

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundBroholmer
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageVery Low
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingVery LowBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageHigh
HerdingBelow AverageAverage
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionVery LowBelow Average
Remove VerminVery LowBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchBelow AverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundBroholmer
Lifespan
Lifespan11-15 yrs.7-12 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatYesNo
CataractsNoYes
Ectopic CiliaYesNo
EctropionYesYes
Elbow DysplasiaYesYes
EntropionYesYes
EpilepsyYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundBroholmer
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
Black & TanYesNo
BrownYesNo
Liver & TanYesNo
RedYesNo
BlackNoYes
Red GoldenNoYes
YellowNoYes