Large Munsterlander

Thinking about purchasing an Large Munsterlander? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Large Munsterlander breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.

Fundamental requirements for a being a good Large Munsterlander owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Large Munsterlander and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

Questions you may want to ask an Large Munsterlander Breeder:

It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Large Munsterlander and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Large Munsterlander Breed Profile

The Large Munsterlander (or Grosser Munsterlander) is a breed of gun dog originally from the Munster region in Germany. First registered with the English Kennel club in the early 1970's. This multi-purpose gundog is alert and entergetic, with a strong, muscular body. The Munsterlander works equally well on land and in water.

Other Names: Grosser Munsterländer Vorstehhund

Type: Spaniel

Height: 23 - 25.5 inches
55 - 65 lbs.

Colors: Black/White. Head is Solid black witha white blaze, snip or star. The body is white or blue roan with black markings in the form of patches, ticked, flecked or a combination of these.
Long and dense, neither curly nor coarse.

Temperament: The Large Munsterlander loves working, but is also suitable as a pet.
With Children:
With Pets:

Watch-dog: -

Care and Training: Brushing every 3 - 4 days. Longer coats brush every other day. Regular grooming is required to keep Seasonal shedding under control.
Learning Rate:

Activity: The Large Munsterlander is an active breed, but it only needs short spurts of exercise instead of long spans. The breed tends to obtain sufficient exercise when it spends time outdoors.
Special Needs:
Regular walks or exercise

Living Environment: The Large Munsterlander is not recommended for apartment life. They are moderately active indoors and will do best with at least a large yard. The Munsterlander wants to play when it is outdoors.
Health Issues:
Some lines are prone to hip dysplasia although it is not common in this breed.

Life Span: 12 - 13 years
Litter Size:
up to 7

Country of Origin: Germany
The Large Munsterlander evolved in Munster, Germany the 1800s. This breed is distinguished from the Small Munsterlander by its size, and coloring. The Large Munsterlander club was formed in 1919 and hails this breed as an all-purpose hunter, capable of pointing, retrieving, and general utility work. It is gradually becoming popular outside Germany. In England it competes with other Continental Gundogs in the HPR (Hunt Point Retriever) Field Trials.

Group: Gundog

Large Munsterlanders


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