Bullmastiff vs Broholmer

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Bullmastiff and the Broholmer are good for new owners, but the Bullmastiff is a slightly better choice.
  • Children - Both the Bullmastiff and Broholmer are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Bullmastiff is very easy to groom. The Broholmer has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - The Broholmer has an average tendency to bark. The Bullmastiff will bark less frequently than most dogs.
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Bullmastiff vs Broholmer
Red and Fawn Bullmastiff
Broholmer Dog Breed
Breed NameBullmastiffBroholmer
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan8-10 yrs.7-12 yrs.
Height24-27 in.22-30 in.
Weight110-130 lb90-150 lb
IntelligenceHighAverage
History
Origin CountryUnited KingdomDenmark
Origin Year1860 AD1500 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodGood
Stranger FriendlyGoodAverage
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoYes
Large YardNoYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 80°F30°F to 75°F
Barks/HowlsRarelyOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed20 mph20 mph
StrengthVery HighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowHigh
SheddingMediumHigh
DanderMediumMedium
Drool AmountMediumMedium

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 NameBullmastiffBroholmer
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageVery Low
ChasingBelow AverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingAverageBelow Average
GuardingHighHigh
HerdingBelow AverageAverage
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionHighBelow Average
Remove VerminBelow AverageBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBullmastiffBroholmer
Lifespan
Lifespan8-10 yrs.7-12 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CancerYesNo
CataractsNoYes
EctropionNoYes
Elbow DysplasiaNoYes
EntropionYesYes
Heart ProblemsYesNo
HemangiosarcomaYesNo
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
HypothyroidismYesNo
Kidney IssuesYesNo
LymphosarcomaYesNo
OsteosarcomaYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBullmastiffBroholmer
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Smooth CoatYesNo
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
FawnYesNo
Fawn BrindleYesNo
RedYesNo
Red & FawnYesNo
Red BrindleYesNo
Red Fawn BrindleYesNo
BlackNoYes
Red GoldenNoYes
YellowNoYes