The Kromfohrlander is a rather new breed of companion dog, originating in Germany in 1940s. It is believed that this breed is the result of accidental matting between the Fox Terrier and the Grand Bassett Griffon Vendeen breeds. The resulting puppies were admiringly beautiful and uniform in appearance. These puppies were taken in by llse Schleifenbaum and decided to breed them. From than on, the dogs were systematically and deliberately bred to be excellent companion dogs and were allowed for showing in 1955.

The Kromfohrlander or Krom is a beautiful dog. Potential owners can choose between long haired, short haired or wire haired Lander. It is a medium size dog that stands between 15-18 inches and weighs about 22-31 lbs. The breed standards call for slightly rounded skull, same length muzzle with straight nose bridge that leads to medium size usually black nose though brown as nose colour is acceptable. Triangular shaped high set ears are semi folded, lying close to the head and very mobile. Moderate size, oval shaped and set slightly slanted eyes usually have dark brown colour. Medium length neck with tight skin is well muscled and slightly arched. The body of a Krom is slightly longer than tall and comes with a strong, straight back, moderately broad and deep chest, narrow loin and well tucked up belly. Tail is carried over the back in saber style when the dog is in action and hangs down when the dog is at rest. This breed is found in long haired and short haired coat varieties while wire haired Kromfohrlander are also seen. White is the base colour with patches or saddle of tan or light to dark brown.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by UKC and FCI.

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