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Kromfohrlander Dog Breed, Breeders, Information and Life Expectancy

The breed of Kromfohrlander has originated in Germany.

It was originally bred from a Fox Terrier and a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen. Though this mating was accidental, the resultant litter was taken in by one Ilse Schleifenbaum who then liked the appearance enough to try breeding this breed. It was bred for hunting and is a very reliable hunting dog. This Kromfohrlander dog is not very popular outside Germany.

The Kromfohrlander breeders are largely based in Germany.

According to the information available, Kromfohrlander looks like a cross between a Retriever and a Beagle. Different dogs can have different coats with varying degrees of thickness. The dog can weigh up to 31 pounds and can be about 18 inches in height.

It has a long, wedge shaped head with a flat skull and a fairly rounded muzzle. The body of this dog is elongated and moderately wide. These dogs have straight forelegs, strong forearms and a strong back. The coat comes in two varieties, rough wiry hair which is the more common kinds and another with long stiff hair. The hair of the coat is medium in length. The color of the coat is usually white with either markings in brown or tan. Their coats need grooming and combing at least twice a week. The life expectancy of this dog breed is about 16 years. The coat needs to be kept healthy by removing dead and loose hair from the coat. You do not need to constantly or even frequently bathe this dog as it can strip away the natural oils from its coat.

This breed tends to be a friendly dog. Like all breeds, especially hunting dogs, it is important to train the Kromfohrlander while they are puppies as it establishes who the pack leader is and it is made clear to them who they need to follow. These dogs are lively, alert and tough, making them a candidate for a delightful pet. They are loyal dogs who are also very good with children. These dogs get along with other pets in the family but can, on occasion; chase them as they are inherently hunting dogs. These dogs can adjust to apartment life but need a lot of exercise. A house with a fenced in yard suits them better.

This breed also faces some common health problems. Stifle joint disease, gray cataracts and epilepsy are some of the common health problems that this breed faces through its life span.

  Submitted on September 5, 2011  

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