Kromfohrlander vs Patterdale Terrier

Compare the Kromfohrlander to the Patterdale Terrier. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Kromfohrlanders and Patterdale Terriers.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Kromfohrlander and Patterdale Terrier are good choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Kromfohrlander and Patterdale Terrier are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Kromfohrlander and Patterdale Terrier require moderate grooming.
  • Barking - The Patterdale Terrier has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Kromfohrlander is an average barker.
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Kromfohrlander vs Patterdale Terrier
Kromfohrlander
Tan Patterdale Terrier
Breed NameKromfohrlanderPatterdale Terrier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan8-12 yrs.11-13 yrs.
Height15-18 in.10-20 in.
Weight20-30 lb11-18 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryGermanyUnited Kingdom
Origin Year1940 AD1940 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Pet FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardNoYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 80°F55°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsAverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelLow-MediumVery High
Exercise RequiredLow-MediumVery High
Top Running Speed24 mph20 mph
StrengthMediumMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumMedium
SheddingMediumMedium
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountNoneNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameKromfohrlanderPatterdale Terrier
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionVery LowBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingVery LowHigh
ChasingBelow AverageHigh
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingVery LowAverage
GuardingVery LowBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingBelow AverageHigh
ProtectionBelow AverageAverage
Remove VerminBelow AverageHigh
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchBelow AverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameKromfohrlanderPatterdale Terrier
Lifespan
Lifespan8-12 yrs.11-13 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Bladder StonesYesNo
ConjunctivitisNoYes
EpilepsyYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameKromfohrlanderPatterdale Terrier
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
ShaggyYesNo
StraightYesNo
RoughNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
MediumYesYes
Coat Color(s)
White & BrownYesNo
White & TanYesNo
BlackNoYes
Black & TanNoYes
BlueNoYes
BrindleNoYes
BronzeNoYes
ChocolateNoYes
RedNoYes
TanNoYes