The Keeshond Kromfohrlander Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Keeshond and the Kromfohrlander. Both of these dogs can be friendly but personalities differ, so you never know. The Keeshond is known for being obedient, agile, and bright. All dogs need proper socialization and that will be a big factor in how they interact with others. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the Keeshond or the Kromfohrlander? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Keeshond Kromfohrlander Mix.
While we really recommend that you acquire all animals through a rescue, we understand that some people might go through a breeder to get their Keeshond Kromfohrlander Mix puppy. That is, if they have any Keeshond Kromfohrlander Mix puppies for sale.
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All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes, please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.
The Keeshond has a few nicknames, the Dutch Barge Dog, the Smiling Dutchman, the German Spitz, and the Wolfspitz. This is an older breed of dog. During the 1600’s and 1700’s it was a companion and watchdog for people on the boats going along the Rhine River. It has quite the history. Throughout some political unrest in Holland it was a symbol of the Rebel Party and it quickly became popular among ordinary people. When this party was overthrown many dogs were destroyed but it did manage to hold on. Around the year 1920 interest in the breed picked back up and it migrated away from just being on barges and such. It became a recognized breed with the American Kennel Club in 1930.
Kromfohrländer, also nicknamed Lander or Kromi, is the name of this companion dog that originated in Germany. A smart and good-natured animal, the Kromfohrländer has made its name for being a loyal companion and for being a “people” dog. The Kromfohrländer comes with two kinds of fur: smooth and wirehaired. The first type of hair makes the dog look more like a spaniel while the second resembles a terrier.
Many imposters and lookalikes have been named a Kromfohrländer, but there is no chance of a rescue dog being a true Kromfohrländer. This is due to the fact that there are very few Kromfohrländers outside of Europe to begin with. These dogs are all chipped and are bred selectively, so any pure Kromfohrländer would have to be found overseas. That being said, the Kromfohrländer, and any imposters, make for cute and loyal pets.
Originating in Germany in the 1940s, the Kromfohrländer descends from a military mascot dog. As a matter of fact, the Kromfohrländer is the only dog that does. The original Kromfohrländer, so named “Peter” was found during World War II in France. He had come to France with his “troop” but after getting lost was found by Ilsa Schleifenbaum and brought to Germany. That is where the original Kromfohrländer was bred with other dogs for 10 years.
The first smooth Kromfohrländer to be introduced to America came in 1997 while the wirehaired Kromfohrländer came to America in 2000. Officially the Kromfohrländer was added to the American Kennel Club’s Foundation Stock Service in 2012, and the first time a Kromfohrländer was exhibited in America was in 2013 at a United Kennel Club dog show that was being held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It wasn’t until December 2014 in Orlando, Florida that the Kromfohrländers actually competed in the American Kennel Club’s Open Show.
Height: 17 - 18 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 31 - 40 lb.
Lifespan: 13 - 15 years
Height: 15 - 18 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 20 - 35 lb.
Lifespan: 10 - 15 years
The Keeshond and the Kromfohrlander are both loyal and affectionate. They are also very charming, so watch out! This dog will require a good training regimen as they can get excited. They are very loyal to their family. One of the best things you can do for any breed is to socialize it as much as possible. Please use positive reinforcement, it goes a long way! She should be rather affectionate and love being with you, she can also be stubborn so keep that in mind.
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. We obviously recommend that you look for a reputable animal rescue in your area to find your new mixed breed. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
The Keeshond mixed with the Kromfohrlander might be prone to joint dysplasia, epilepsy, luxating patellas, among others.
Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.
What are the grooming requirements?
Even if you know the breed, sometimes it is hard to tell if it will be a heavy shedder or a light shedder. Either way, Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.
What are the exercise requirements?
Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This mix will more than likely have a high energy level. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog. A tired dog is a good dog though. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.
What are the training requirements?
This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. They are going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.
"A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible. A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.
Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.
I good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background."