Germany FCI 192 . Kromfohrlander


The Kromfohrlander (nicknamed countries or Krom) It is a breed of companion dog originating in Germany..



The Kromfohrlander it is a modern breed, born of the intervention of the United States in Germany after World War II. La historia exacta varía. A story tells that the founding dog of the breed, Peter, was a scruffy canine mascot that was found by American troops in northern France. Su ascendencia podría ser una mezcla de Grand basset griffon vendéen and Fox Terrier (wire).

Somehow, Peter parted ways with the troops, but he was rescued by a woman named Ilse Schleifenbaum. She adopted him, and in the natural course of things, Peter had an affair with Fifi, a Fox Terrier (wire) black and white. Her cubs, Shaggy y Witch, se parecían mucho a su padre en aspecto y temperamento. Ilse decidió que merecía la pena reproducir sus cualidades y llamó a los perros “krom fohr” (“crooked groove”), by the local landscape.

Another version of the history of the race is that Peter traveled with the troops and they handed him over to Frau Schleifenbaum. She raised him with her own dog, described as resembling a Fawn Brittany Griffon, producing five litters bearing their father's stamp. Be that as it may, the International Cynological Federation recognized them as a distinct breed in 1955.

The first Kromfohrlander imported to the United States was Button von der Britzer Muhle in 1997. A female followed, Finca vom Kahlharz, in 1999. The United Kennel Club recognized the breed a few years earlier, in 1996, classifying it originally as Terrier, pero luego reasignándola al estatus de perro de compañía en 2013. However, was not up 2012 when the Kromfohrlander began to be registered with the Stock Service of the American Kennel Club Foundation (AKC FSS).

Currently, in Germany, a few 200 dogs of Kromfohrländer per year are under the umbrella of the VDH. Faced with the problem of inbreeding, in 2010 se fundó la asociación de cría ProKromfohrländer e.V., you want to systematically counteract with selective crosses and other measures. For example, the Dansk-Svensk Gårdshund, a very similar Danish-Swedish dog breed provisionally recognized by the FCI, se está cruzando para mejorar la base de cría. Teniendo en cuenta la historia de la cría del Kromfohrländer y las características físicas y psicológicas de ambas razas de perros, it seems that it is a good way. By the way, name Kromfohrländer comes from a valley near Siegen, that it's called Krom Fohr = Krumme Furche.

The Kromfohrländer It is one of the newer German dog breeds, practically unknown outside its borders.

Physical characteristics

The Kromfohrländer es una raza de perro de compañía de tamaño mediano . There are two different types of hair: rough hair (Rauhaar) and smooth hair (Glatthaar). This is what the provisions of the standard say about the general appearance. The standard says about the color of the coat:

Basic color white; Light brown markings, reddish brown to very dark brown in the form of spots of different sizes or like a saddle. Black hair ends with brown undercoat are allowed. In the head: light brown spots, reddish brown to dark brown on the cheeks, above the eyes and in the ears. Largely symmetrically subdivided with white markings extending to the forehead or nape (symmetrical mask with glow).

As a result of extreme inbreeding, the dogs in practice became increasingly pale in terms of their brown tones. That is why the Fox Terrier (wire) they crossed in the decade of 1960 to enhance colors. One Kromfohrländer has manageable dimensions, matching her cheerful charisma, friendly and lively .

Weight and height

  • Male size: 38 – 46 cm.
  • female size: 38 – 46 cm.
  • Male weight: 11 – 16 kg
  • female weight: 9 – 14 kg
  • Character and skills

    The Kromfohrländer purebred is an adaptable dog, sensitive and with terrier blood.

    It is a true family dog. He follows her where he can. At the same time, presents features of “perro único”. Within his town there are always one or two people to whom he is especially attached. Aquí pueden desarrollarse amistades especialmente estrechas, incluso íntimas, if your humans allow it. So the world is alright for the dog, si y mientras estos sus amigos fieles están allí. He is faithfully dedicated to them. Without them he is restless and only looks towards the door, when the master or loves her finally arrive.

    With a little good education and guidance, he is a very sociable family dog, who is also very good at living with children. At the same time, he is quite reserved with strangers.

    Some bark very discreetly, others report each movement. Both on the leash and on your own turf, the Kromfohrländer tiende a veces a la megalomanía. This appears to be an inheritance from the Terrier. Aquí sus cuidadores deben mostrar un claro liderazgo. Only with the development of your own personality, usually at two years, becomes more relaxed in dealing with the outside world. Another advantage of Kromfohrländer is that he barely has hunting instinct. This makes walks or hikes in nature with him very relaxing.


    The Kromfohrlander is generally healthy, with a life expectancy of 12 a 14 years.

    All dogs have the potential to developgenetic health problems, Like all people, they have the potential to inherit a particular disease. – Do not walk – de cualquier criador que no ofrezca garantía sanitaria a sus cachorros, to tell you that the race is 100 percent healthy and having no known problems or telling you that their puppies are isolated from the main body. del hogar por razones de salud.Un criador de renombre será honesto y abierto sobre los problemas de salud en la raza y la incidencia con la que ocurren en sus líneas.

    Health problems that can be observed in the breed include:

    • Autoimmune thyroiditis (thyroid disease)
    • Cistinuria, a genetic defect that allows the accumulation of cystine, an amino acid, in urine.
    • Epilepsy
    • keratosis, endurecimiento de la almohadilla plantar causado por un exceso de una proteína llamada queratina
    • Patellar luxation, an orthopedic condition that involves the kneecap slipping out of place

    Pregúntele al criador qué problemas ha experimentado en sus líneas.Es posible que problemas como la tiroiditis autoinmune no aparezcan hasta que el perro sea de mediana edad o mayor.

    Los criadores cuidadosos examinan a sus perros reproductores para detectar enfermedades genéticas y crían solo los especímenes más sanos y atractivos, But sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that, in many cases, thedogsaún pueden vivir una buena vida.Si vas a tener un cachorro, pregúntale al criador sobre las edades de los perros en sus líneas y qué causó su muerte.

    Si un criador le dice que no necesita hacer esas pruebas o que sus perros no necesitan certificaciones de salud porque nunca ha tenido problemas en sus líneas, que sus perros han sido revisados ​​por un veterinario o da cualquier otra excusa para escatimar en las pruebas genéticas. dog, walk away immediately.

    Remember that after you have brought a new puppy into your home, has the power to protect you from one of the most common canine health problems: theObesity.Keep a Kromfohrländer at a proper weight is one of the easiest ways to help ensure a healthier dog for life.


    The coat of the Kromfohrländer can be rough or smooth, and each type of coat can vary in length. Wire-haired dogs, or rough fur, they always have beards, which makes them look pretty and scruffy. The hair is thick and rough in texture. Beneath him is a short soft cape.

    Smooth-haired dogs have feathers in their ears, chest and legs and a nice feathered tail. Your body hair can be short or long, and finishes off a short and smooth undercoat.

    The Kromfohrländer lose hair, but not in excess. People who live with dogs say that regular sweeping and vacuuming is enough to keep their fur under control.

    Fur tends to shed dirt easily, and dogs don't usually smell unless they've wallowed in something that smells bad. Bathe them when necessary. Depending on whether a Kromfohrländer spends a lot of time outdoors, así como en sus muebles, that can mean weekly, monthly or quarterly.

    The rest is basic care. Trim your nails every week or two, or when necessary. Brush teeth frequently - with a veterinarian approved pet toothpaste- for general good health and fresh breath.

    Characteristics "Kromfohrlander"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Kromfohrlander" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Images "Kromfohrlander"

    1 – "Kromfohrlander" by Ellarie, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – One "Kromfohrlander", wirehaired subtype, lying on the grass. by Marc Rünger, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    3 – "Kromfohrlander" Koira 2013 Helsinki 13-15/12/2013 by Thomas, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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    Videos "Kromfohrlander"

    Type and recognitions:

    • Group 9: Companion and Toy Dogs
    • Section 10: Kromfohrländer. Without working trial..


    • FCI – Group 9: Section 10: Kromfohrlander
    • AKCToy
    • UKC – Group 8 – Companion dog

    FCI breed standard "Kromfohrlander"

    FCIFCI - Kromfohrlander

    Alternative names:

      1. Länder, Kromi (English).
      2. Kromfohrländer (French).
      3. Kromfohrländer (German).
      4. Kromfohrländer (Portuguese).
      5. Länder, Krom (español).
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