Level: Moderate - High
Loyal, affectionate, trustworthy.
Multi-purpose gundog, ideal for the rough shooter. Excellent
nose, staying power, and works equally well on land and in water.
A keen worker, easily taught.
for: Active people & families.
12 to 13 years
Dogs: 60-65cm (23 1/2 -25 1/2 inches)
Bitches: 58-63cm (23-25 inches)
Dogs: approx 25-29 kg (55-65 lbs)
Bitches approx 25kg (55 lbs)
Head solid black, white blaze, snip or star allowed. Body white
or blue roan with black patches, flecked, ticked, or combination
Hair long & dense, but not curly or coarse. Well feathered
on front and hindlegs & on tail, more so in dogs than in bitches.
Hair must lie short & smooth on the head.
Appearance: Alert and energetic, with strong muscular
body, having good movement with drive. Head well proportioned to
body, elongated, skull sufficiently broad, slightly rounded. Medium
size, dark brown eyes. Ears hang to the side of the head. Tail coated
The Large Munsterlander originated
in German, and may be traced back to the early 19th century. Once
recognised as the black & white versions of the Deutsch Langhaar
- German Longhaired Pointer. Back then only the brown and white
(German Longhaired Pointers) puppies were accepted, the black and
white puppies of the litters were put down or given away to gamekeepers
and farmers. The Farmers were not very interested in a dog's colour
as long as they performed well when hunting. This the black & whites
did with as much verve and dependability as their brown siblings.
They were then recognised and named the Large Munsterlander.
Munsterlanders have only been in Australia since 1983.
Australia does not have any Small Munsterlanders (which is a different
Breed) here as yet.
They are a multi purpose gundog which have a good nose and work
well on land and in water. They are affectionate, trustworthy and
easy to train. They make excellent family companions.
require little in the way of grooming, a weekly comb and brush over
will suffice. Their feathering on the ears, front and hind legs
and tail will need the occasional tidying up. Excess hair between
the pads on the feet should be trimmed when necessary. They are
dogs who enjoy all types of weather so be warned, mud and dirt can
be a problem!
Munsterlanders are primarily field sports dogs but will adapt quite
readily to family life as long as they are given plenty of exercise.
They love water therefore care must be taken to ensure their safety
when they are running loose. They make super companions for active
people, being content either to work or play.
For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition