Other names : Länder, Kromi

Photo: adult dog of Kromfohrländer breed
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Life expectancy

The Kromfohrländer has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 15 and 18 in
Male Between 15 and 18 in

Adult weight

Female Between 20 and 31 lb
Male Between 20 and 31 lb
Coat colour
White Brown
Type of coat
Short Hard
Eye colour
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More details about the Kromfohrländer

Kromfohrländer: Origins and history

The first Kromfohrländer was named, not unreasonably, Original Peter. Brilliant! Original Peter was a French terrier mongrel picked up by US troops during World War II and adopted as a mascot. When the troops reached Germany, little Peter scarpered, eventually being found by Ilse Schleifenbaum and ‘accidentally’ mating with a Fox Terrier named Fifi. The puppies all looked just like Original Peter – in other words, a litter of highly attractive facsimiles. Over the next years, Schleifenbaum added a dash of Grand Griffon Vendeen and other dogs to the mix to come up with the little man we know today. However, due to his peculiar origins, the Kromfohrländer is not widely represented. Breeders are now attempting to increase his number, without jeopardising his health by abusing his limited gene pool.

FCI classification of the Kromfohrländer

  • Group 9 - Companion and Toy Dogs

  • Section 10 : Kromfohrländer

Kromfohrländer: Varieties

  • Smooth-coated
  • Rough-coated

Training a Kromfohrländer

He’s clever and intuitive, so he’s quite easy to train in basic dog matters.

Kromfohrländer: Purchase price

You can expect to pay upwards of £500 for a well-bred puppy. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £70 to £110 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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