Adult Size: 7 – 9 lbs
The Rhinelander breed was developed by Josef Heintz of North Rhine Westphalia and was first shown in Germany in 1902. I came from a cross between a Harlequin buck to a common gray-checkered doe. One of the litter was the first Rhinelander to have been born. It had the desirable orange and black markings on the chin, ears and the butterfly markings. Heintz further developed the breed and succeeded in producing the Rhinelander.
Rhinelanders must have a white coat with black and orange marking. Their hair is short and dense and their bodies not too slender. The eyes are chestnut brown with V-shaped ears than should not be longer the 4 ¾ inches with no white necessary. Although the breed can be found in Germany and Sweden in the blue and fawn combination, hey are only accepted in black and orange markings as a standard. They have an arched body carried off the surface. Rhinelanders exhibit a length of a graceful appearance and width of a well-rounded body plus a smooth top line.
They depict an appearance of alertness and springiness. Rhinelanders have a hardy nature and even temperament. They have unending playful antics that make them all the more charming. They are quick to learn things because they are smart and intelligent. When handled from the very beginning, they are a lovely and amiable pet.
The breed is dubbed as “The Calico of the Fancy.”