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The Kromfohrlander Club of America says the foundation dog - Peter - was found in northern France by American soldiers. They picked him up and he served as a "Morale Builder First Class" mascot during the liberation of France. The battles were too much for little Peter and he deserted his post and ended up in enemy hands. Ilsa Shleifenbaum rescued him, and bred him with a black and white Fox Terrier named Fifi.
Ilse wanted to create a quality companion breed that would have good temperament, good health, and a long life. According to the AKC, she succeeded. They describe the Kromfohrlander as good with children and family, attached to its owner, intelligent and funny, and with a life span of 17-18 years.
They have virtually no hunting instinct, but will alert to strangers. These dogs love to climb and jump, and excel at agility and dog trick training.