Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Kromfohrländer

Kromfohrlander


ORIGIN

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FCI
Germany.

PUBLISHED

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12.10.1998.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Companion and house-dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 9Companion and Toy Dogs
Section 10Kromfohrländer
Without working trial

UKC
Companion Dog

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mrs. C. Seidler, brought up to date by Dr. Paschoud.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The Kromfohrländer is one of the most recent German breeds and has been recognized internationally since 1955. Ilse Schleifenbaum who first bred it, lived near Siegen in southern Nordrhein-Westphalia near the district « krom Fohr » (in modern German « crooked furrow »), hence the name « Kromfohrländer ». The breed ows its lovable temperament and character to its ancestors, the wire-haired Fox Terrier and the Grand Griffon Vendeen.
UKC
The Kromfohrlander is one of the most recent German breeds, internationally recognized only since 1955. The breed is descended from the Wire Fox Terrier and the Grand Griffon Vendeen. The Kromfohrlander was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996. The breed was originally in the Terrier Group, and was moved to the Companion Dog Group on June 1, 2013.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Medium size. There are two separate varieties, distinguished by coat type: Rough coat. Smooth coat.
UKC
A medium-sized terrier type breed that comes in two coat types, rough and smooth.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
The length of the body is slightly greater than the height at withers.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Adaptable, docile and high-spirited companion and house-dog, somewhat reserved about strangers, with a moderate hunting instinct. Aggressiveness and timidity not desired.
UKC
An adaptable, docile, and high spirited companion and house dog with a moderate hunting instinct. The breed can be somewhat reserved with strangers.

HEAD

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CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Slightly roundish, no frontal protuberance. Frontal furrow indicated.
UKC
The skull is slightly round, with no frontal protuberance. There is a definite frontal furrow and a marked stop. MUZZLE-The muzzle is the same length as the skull. It has a straight nasal bridge, and the plane of the muzzle is parallel to the plane of the skull. Seen in profile and from above, the muzzle tapers slightly from eyes to nose. The lips are close fitting and not too heavy, with dark pigment. The cheeks have strong musculature.

Stop

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Well defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Medium size, nostrils well opened, preferably black, brown permitted.
UKC
Medium size, preferably black, but brown is permitted.

Muzzle

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FCI
Length of foreface in relation to length of skull = 1 1. Headplanes of muzzle and skull parallel. Nasal bridge straight, moderately broad. Seen in profile and from above tapering slightly to the tip of the nose.

Lips

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Close fitting, not too heavy ; labial corner tight, with dark pigment.

Jaws/Teeth

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Jaws strong with a regular and complete scissor bite ( 42 teeth according to tooth-formula of the dog), i. e. the incisors of the upper jaw closely overlapping the lower incisors, the teeth being set square the jaws. Pincer bite permitted.
UKC
The Kromfohrlander has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors or level bite.

Cheeks

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FCI
Strong musculature, fitting tightly from lower to upper jaw up to the cheekbone.

Eyes

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FCI
Medium size, oval ; set slightly slanting. Dark brown, medium brown permitted.
UKC
Medium size and oval in shape, set on a slight slant. Dark brown is preferred.

Ears

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FCI
Set on high at the side, semi-drop ear with the fold not lying above the top line of the skull, triangular shape with rounded tips, lying close to the head. Very mobile, carried depending on mood ; slight flap ear permissible.
UKC
Set on high at the sides of the head, the ears are semi drop with the fold not lying above the line of the skull. They are triangular shaped with rounded tips and lie close to the head. The ears are very mobile.

NECK

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FCI
Rising obliquely, slightly arched nape of neck. Of medium length.
Shape: Strong, well muscled towards back.
Skin: Close fitting to neck, no dewlap.
UKC
Medium length, slightly arched and well muscled with no dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
The body is slightly longer than tall. The chest is moderately broad and deep to the elbow. The forechest is slightly pronounced, and the ribs are lightly rounded. The back is strong, straight and medium long. The loin is slightly narrower than the ribcage. The croup is slightly sloping. The belly is tucked up.

Topline

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Running straight, slightly longer than height at withers.

Withers

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Indicated.

Back

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Strong, straight, medium-long topline.

Loin

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Slightly narrower than the ribcage, well developed.

Croup

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Slightly sloping, well muscled.

Chest

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Moderately broad and deep ; sternal line at level of elbows ; ribs lightly rounded ; forechest slightly pronounced.

Underline and belly

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Tucked up towards loins.

TAIL

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FCI
Not docked, medium long, strong at set-on ; sabre tail, slight ring tail permitted. Coat of tail according to type of body coat. At ease carried hanging with the tip slightly curved up ; in action carried as sickle tail over the back.
UKC
Not docked, medium long, strong at the base and carried saber like over the back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
The position of the forelegs seen from the front is straight and vertical.
UKC
The forequarters are well muscled. The shoulder blade is fairly long and sloping, creating an angle of 110 degrees with the upper arm.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well muscled; shoulder blade moderately long and sloping.

Upper Arm

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Angle to shoulder-blade about 110°, well muscled.

Elbow

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FCI
Fitting naturally to the body, neither turned in nor out. Angle about 120°.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Straight and vertical. The elbows fit close to the body. The pastern is relatively short and slightly sloping.

Forearm

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FCI
Slightly longer than the upper arm. Vertical to ground and strong.

Pastern

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FCI
Pastern joint: Well developed, but not too strong and thick.
Pastern: Relatively short, seen from front in straight continuation of the forearm ; seen from side slightly sloping.

FEET

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UKC
Lightly arched, tight toes with well developed, dark pads and strong dark nails. Pale nails are permitted.

Forefeet

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Lightly arched, tight toes. Nails strong; pads well developed, dark pigmented. Pale nails permitted.

Hind feet

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Similar to forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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Seen from rear legs straight and standing vertical to ground.
UKC
The angle at the hip joint is about 100 degrees.

Thigh

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FCI
Well muscled. Angle of hip joint about 100°.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The upper thigh is well muscled. The stifle angulation is 105 degrees. The rear pastern is short and vertical.

Lower thigh

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Sinewy ; forms an angle of about 105° to the upper thigh.

Hock

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Similar to front pastern, but vertical to ground. Without dewclaws.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Flowing, active, with even strides ; front action reaching well forward, hind action with strong drive. Likes to jump ; no pacing.
UKC
Flowing and active, with even strides and good reach and drive.

SKIN

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Taut connective tissues. Pigmentation according to coat markings.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI

Rough coat: Thick, rough texture, with beard. At withers and on back hair not longer than 7 cm. Shorter on the sides, about 3 cm. The hair on the back and the fore-and hindquarters is harsher than on the sides. Longer hair on face and muzzle. Hair on ears according to type of coat on body. Undercoat short and soft.
Smooth coat: Thick, smooth texture, without beard. At withers and on back hair not longer than 7 cm. Shorter on sides, about 3 cm. Coat lying close to body. The hair is longer on ears, lower side of neck and on the chest. Tail with good plume. Distinct feathering at rear side of forelegs and upper thighs desirable. On face and muzzle hair short. Undercoat short and soft.
UKC
There are two types of coat. Rough coat, which is thick and rough in texture and has a beard. Over the withers and on the back the coat is not longer than three inches. It is shorter on the sides, about one inch. The hair is longer on the face and muzzle. The undercoat is short and soft. Smooth coat, which is thick and smooth without a beard. The coat is the same length as the rough coat but lies close to the body. The tail has a plume and there is feathering on the backs of the legs. On the face and muzzle, the hair is short and smooth. The undercoat is short and soft.

COLOUR

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On body: Basic colour white with light brown, tan to very dark brown markings in shape of variously large patches or saddle. With a brown undercoat the tips of hairs may be black.
On head: Light brown, tan to very dark brown markings on cheeks, above eyes and on ears ; divided as symmetrically as possible by a white blaze which reaches up to the forehead or to the nape of neck without any interruption ( symmetrical mask with blaze).
UKC
On the body, the basic color is white, with patches or saddle of tan or light to dark brown. If the undercoat is brown, the tips of the hair may be black. The head has tan or light to dark brown symmetrical markings on the cheeks, ears and above the eyes, divided by a white blaze which reaches up to the forehead or to the nape of the neck without interruption.

SIZE

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UKC
Height at the withers is 15 to 18 inches. Weight is from 20 to 35 pounds.

Height at withers

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Between 38 and 46 cm.

Weight

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For males from 11 to 16 kg, for females from 9 to 14 kg.

FAULTS

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Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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  • Light eyes.
  • Brown markings definitely too pale.
  • Black shaded patches without brown undercoat.
  • Absence of markings on body.
  • Distinctly uneven markings on head.
UKC

Eyes: Light eyes.
Color: Black shaded patches without brown undercoat. Absence of markings on the body. Distinctly uneven markings on the head.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Unbalanced temperament (aggressiveness, timidity).
  • Over- or undershot mouth.
  • Absence of more than two molars or more than 3 premolars.
  • Blue eyes.
  • Unbalanced temperament (aggressiveness, timidity).
A singular missing incisor in the upper or lower jaw as well as a somewhat shorter or longer coat should not be considered an eliminating fault if the dog, in all other parts, is qualified as excellent or very good.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Overshot or undershot bite. Absence of more than two molars or three premolars. Blue eyes.
Teeth: Overshot or undershot bite. Absence of more than two molars or three premolars.
Eyes: Blue eyes.


Anatomical Features of the dog

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Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.