Information about the Kromfohrländer
The Kromfohrländer is a breed of dog that originated in Germany. It is used as a companion dog.
The Kromfohrländer is sometimes said to look like a cross between a retriever and a beagle, and comes in a variety of coat thicknesses: short-haired, long haired and wire-haired. The wire-haired variety is often said to look like a large Parson Russell Terrier. They are white with brown markings ranging from dark to light.
This dog is medium in size Height: 38 to 46 centimetres (15 to 18 in) at the withers. Weight: 10 to 14 kilograms (22 to 31 lb).
The Krom is a very lively, good-natured, intelligent breed with a comparatively weak hunting instinct, loves to play and run and can adapt to many situations fairly well. Kromfohrländers are very much “people dogs” and they rarely ever stray very far from their owner. They take to strangers and children rather hesitantly at first, but once they get familiar, they’re friends for life.
Inherited Stifle-Joint Disease is a known medical problem in this breed
The Krom originates from Germany in the 1940s. The first Kroms were the result of an accidental mating of two mutts (or possibly a Fox Terrier and a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen). The resulting puppies were taken in by an Ilse Schleifenbaum, who thought that the puppies were very attractive and decided to try breeding them. They were first recognized for showing in 1955. The name is pronounced (krohm-for-land-ur).