The Kromfohrlander is a small to medium sized dog breed originating in Germany. Its name means "Krom truffle thrower" in German and is known for its ability to find truffles in the forest. It is a friendly and adaptable dog that has become a popular pet all over the world.

General details

The Kromfohrlander is a small to medium-sized breed of dog, weighing between 9 and 16 kg and with a height at the withers of 35 to 45 cm in males and 33 to 42 cm in females. They have an average life expectancy of 12 to 16 years. The Kromfohrlander belongs to Group 9 of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), which includes companion dogs.

Breed history in brief

The Kromfohrlander is a relatively new breed of dog and its history dates back to the 1940s in Germany. The breed was developed by a breeder named Ilse Schleifenbaum, who found a stray dog in the town of Kromfohrden and decided to breed a breed from it. The Kromfohrlander was developed from a combination of breeds, including the German Smooth-Haired Terrier and the Manchester Terrier. Although originally used as a hunting dog, the Kromfohrlander has become a popular companion pet worldwide due to its friendly, adaptable and affectionate nature. Despite its growing popularity, the breed remains relatively unknown outside of Europe.

Breed characteristics

The Kromfohrlander has a head proportional to the body, with a slightly rounded shape. The eyes are medium-sized, round and dark in color, and the ears are triangular in shape and are carried erect when the dog is at attention. The tail is carried curled over the back when the dog is in motion. Its coat is of medium length, smooth and glossy, with a soft, silky texture. Their coat colors can range from white and brown to black and brown, often with spots or markings on the face and body. The Kromfohrlander has a friendly and affectionate personality, making it an excellent life companion. They are very intelligent dogs and easy to train, making them suitable for families with children and seniors. They are also very adaptable and get along well with other animals, making them a good companion for other dogs and pets.

Common health problems

The Kromfohrlander breed is characterized by good health. However, they are prone to develop certain disorders or pathologies such as hip dysplasia, von Willebrand's disease, progressive retinal atrophy and cataract.

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