The Kromfohrländer is a dog breed that originated in Germany. It is used as a companion dog.


The Kromi originated in Germany in the 1940s. It is the only dog breed descended from a military mascot dog. 'Original Peter' was found in France by American soldiers during World War 2. Peter came to Germany with his troop and was lost. He was discovered by Ilsa Schleifenbaum, who developed the breed using various dogs (most likely terrier and griffon type breeds) for 10 years.
The Kromfohrlander was first recognized by Fédération Cynologique Internationale for Conformation show in 1955.
The Kromfohrlander was introduced to America in 1997 by Gene Cummings. The Kromfohrlander was admitted to American Kennel Club's Foundation Stock Service in 2012. The first Kromfohrlanders were exhibited in America in 2013.


Epilepsy, cystinuria (buildup of amino acids in the urine), keratosis ('corny feet' known in some terrier breeds) and patellar luxation (knee dislocation).
It is a breed with very limited genetics and is very difficult to acquire. Currently, a breeding project, supervised by Fédération Cynologique Internationale, to expand Kromforhlander genetics is being operated in Europe.

Additional Info

  • Weight: 10kg - 14kg
  • Height: 38cm - 46cm
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