Kromfohrlander Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Kromfohrlander so you can get to know the breed more.

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Kromfohrlander Price and Availability

How much does the Kromfohrlander puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Kromfohrlander?
If you choose to purchase the Kromfohrlander, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Kromfohrlander for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Kromfohrlander gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Kromfohrlander? How many Kromfohrlander are there in the world?
Average: The Kromfohrlander is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Kromfohrlander Size

Is a Kromfohrlander small, medium or large dog?

How big do Kromfohrlander get?

How much does the Kromfohrlander weigh? How much should the Kromfohrlander breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Kromfohrlander?
22-31 pounds (10-14 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Kromfohrlander?
26.5 pounds (12 kg)
How tall is the Kromfohrlander? Kromfohrlander height:
15-18 inch (38-46 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Kromfohrlander?
16.5 inch (42 cm)

Kromfohrlander Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Kromfohrlander have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Kromfohrlander's coat?
WhiteLight BrownDark BrownTan & White
How to groom the Kromfohrlander and how often?
Advanced: The Kromfohrlander requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Kromfohrlander a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Kromfohrlander, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Kromfohrlander dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Kromi?
Kromfohrlanders shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Kromfohrlander breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Kromfohrlander need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Kromfohrlander every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Kromfohrlander Personality / Temperament

What kind of personality does the Kromfohrlander have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Kromfohrlander? Is the Kromfohrlander breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Kromfohrlander ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Are Kromfohrlander dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Kromfohrlanders are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful is this breed?
The Kromfohrlander is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Kromfohrlander sensitivity:
Sensitive: Kromfohrlanders don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Kromfohrlander a good family dog?
High: Kromfohrlanders are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Kromi need? Kromfohrlander social needs:
Kromfohrlanders need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Do Kromfohrlander dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Kromi bark?
Average: The Kromfohrlander barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Kromfohrlander good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Kromfohrlanders are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Kromfohrlander dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Kromfohrlanders are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Kromfohrlander bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Kromi? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Kromfohrlander? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Kromfohrlander has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Kromfohrlander has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Kromfohrlander? How much bite force does a Kromfohrlander have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Kromfohrlander bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Kromfohrlander, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Kromfohrlander do?
Kromfohrlanders have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Kromfohrlanders need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Kromfohrlander to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Kromfohrlander roam?
Kromfohrlanders have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Kromfohrlander have high prey drive?
Kromfohrlanders have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Kromfohrlander good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Kromfohrlander breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Kromfohrlanders adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Kromfohrlander be left alone?
Kromfohrlanders tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Kromfohrlander Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Kromfohrlander temperament with other people:
Kromfohrlanders are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Kromfohrlander dogs get along with other pets? Are Kromfohrlander dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Kromfohrlanders are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Kromfohrlander dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Kromfohrlander temperament with children:
Kromfohrlanders are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Kromfohrlander dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Kromfohrlander breed live with a cat?
Kromfohrlanders are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Kromfohrlander good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Kromfohrlander dogs get along with other dogs?
Kromfohrlanders are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Kromfohrlander can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Kromfohrlander breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Kromfohrlander breed suitable for first-time owners?
Kromfohrlanders are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Kromfohrlanders good office dogs? Do Kromfohrlanders make good office friendly dogs? Can Kromfohrlanders be office dogs?
Kromfohrlander is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Kromfohrlander dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Kromi temperament with senior people? Are Kromfohrlander dogs good for elderly owners?
Kromfohrlanders are usually recommended for elderly people.

Kromfohrlander Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Kromfohrlander dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Kromfohrlander is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Kromfohrlander breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Kromfohrlander breed? Most common health risks of Kromfohrlander:
Bladder StonesEpilepsyPatellar Luxation
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Kromfohrlander breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Kromfohrlander see the vet?
The Kromfohrlander should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Kromfohrlander dogs live? How old can a Kromfohrlander be? What is the age limit of the Kromfohrlander? How many years can the oldest Kromfohrlander live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Kromfohrlander?

13-15 years
The average lifespan of Kromfohrlander: 14 years
Is the Kromfohrlander breed hypoallergenic?
Kromfohrlanders don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Kromfohrlander have? What is the activity level of the Kromfohrlander?
Kromfohrlanders have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Kromfohrlander need? How much exercise do Kromfohrlander dogs require per day?
Kromfohrlanders have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Kromfohrlander breed need?
Kromfohrlanders sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Kromfohrlander need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Kromfohrlander breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Kromfohrlander? How much food should I feed my Kromfohrlander?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Kromfohrlander risk for obesity:
Low to Average: The Kromfohrlander has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Kromfohrlander's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Kromfohrlander has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Kromfohrlander drool?
The Kromfohrlander is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Kromfohrlander could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Kromfohrlander.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Kromfohrlander As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Kromfohrlander be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Kromfohrlander is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Kromfohrlander be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Kromfohrlander be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Kromfohrlander is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Kromfohrlander be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Kromfohrlander is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Kromfohrlander be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Kromfohrlander is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Kromfohrlander be a boat dog?

Not really

Kromfohrlander breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Kromfohrlander be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Kromfohrlander is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Kromfohrlander dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Kromfohrlander Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Kromfohrlander pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Kromfohrlander breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Kromfohrlander: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Kromfohrlander have in a litter? How many puppies can the Kromfohrlander breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Kromfohrlander have? How many puppies can a Kromfohrlander give birth to?
5-7 puppies

Kromfohrlander Recognition

AKC Group
Is Kromfohrlander recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Kromfohrlander recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Kromfohrländer section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Kromfohrlander breed?
Kromfohrlander Club Of America

Kromfohrlander Pros and Cons

  • Trainability: Kromfohrlanders are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Kromfohrlander breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Kromfohrlander is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Kromfohrlander has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low to Average: The Kromfohrlander has a low to the average risk for obesity.
  • Adaptability: Kromfohrlanders adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Kromfohrlanders are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Kromfohrlanders are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Kromfohrlanders are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Kromfohrlanders are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Kromfohrlanders don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Kromfohrlander requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Kromfohrlanders shed above average.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Kromfohrlanders tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Kromfohrlander is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Kromfohrlander History

The Kromfohrländer dog, also known as the Länder or Kromi, is a sweet-natured family pet. The Kromfohrländer is a relatively young breed that is highly rare and at serious risk of extinction, despite the ongoing breeding program.

They have been bred as companion animals since the beginning, though they do have a weak predatory drive.


Wartime hardships

The Kromfohrlander (Krome-fore-lahn-dair) is a medium-sized dog breed that was developed in Germany in the 1940s and 1950s.

As in the case of most breeds, the two World Wars were hard to survive, and the Kormi is no exception. A lot of great breeds went extinct in those days but luckily the Kromfohrlander was not among them.

These dogs interbred with other breeds over the 6 years of World War II and some were adopted by American soldiers to keep them company and be a reminder of home.

During WWII, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to travel with his dogs (an Irish Setter and a Scottish Terrier) which was considered an unnecessary expense by his advisors by the way.

Soldiers saw this as permission to bring their own therapy animals to camp and on the battlefield and did so.

Bringing therapy animals to the camp gave psychological help to the soldiers during those tragic and trying times.


Original Peter

The USA army adopted a little, brown, wiry dog known as 'Original Peter' as a mascot dog who is probably the ancestor of the Kromfohrlander breed.

American troops are claimed to have discovered him in France and carried him to Germany as a good luck charm. The plot becomes fuzzy at this point.

According to some reports, he leaped off a moving train and was adopted by a local woman.

Others believe he was saved by this woman as he was being hunted down by a gang of ruthless Germans. Either way, Ilsa Schleifenbaumn was the lady who rescued him, whatever his roots is.

Original Peter, she believed, was a Griffon dog, though the exact type of Griffon is still questioned today. Isla Schleifenbaumn has contributed a lot to the development of the breed.

She bred Peter with the neighbor’s dog an American Fox Terrier called Fifi. The resulting puppies are thought to have been bred to a combination of Terriers and Griffons, resulting in the Kromfohrländer.



There are a lot of questions surrounding the exact ancestry of the Kromfohrlander.

Briquet Vendeen, English White Terrier (the foundation of Parson Russell and Fox Terriers), Poodle, Beagle, Berger des Pyrenees, Schnauzer, and Brittany are examples of possible breeds that would have contributed to the creation of the Kromfohrlander (that could survive on their own during the war and actually existed in that part of northern France at the time).

Natural tendencies to hunt or herd were repressed through generations, resulting in a breed with a moderate to low hunting instinct and the strong loyalty and sensitivity of a much smaller companion dog.


Recognitions, today

The German Kennel Club and the FCI recognized the Kromfohrländer in the show ring not long after their development, in 1955. Ilsa Scleifenbaumn contributed a lot, as it is already mentioned above to the creation of the breed standard.

The UKC recognized the breed in 1996. The Kromfohrländer, which is currently in the American Kennel Club Foundation stock, is part of a breeding program focused on improving the minor breed's population.

Adopting a Kromfohrländer is now extremely tough, though maybe this will change in the future. The breed is currently found in Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, and the United States.

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Kromfohrlander Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • M

    Aug 29, 2020, 11:12:19 AM:

    it sheds alot, loves playing, but doesnt like wearing a leash.

  • idk

    Jun 4, 2019, 8:23:54 PM:

    the dog is an angel