Friday, January 15, 2010

Kromfohrländer small dog breed

The Kromfohrländer (KROHM-for-land-ər) is a breed of dog that originated in Germany. It is used as a companion dog.


The Kromfohrländer is sometime 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. They are white with brown markings ranging from dark to light.


This dog is medium in size Height: 38 cm (15 in.) and 46 cm (18 in.) at the withers. Weight: 10 kg (22 lb) to 14 kg (31 lb)


The Krom is a very good-natured dog, and is a reliable hunter.


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).