Breed Information Centre

Large Munsterlander

Description

Illustration of Large Munsterlander

The Large Munsterlander was developed on the same root stock as the German Long Haired Pointer but selective breeding embedded the black/white colour as the breed's hallmark. He is an excellent versatile gundog. The first breed club was founded in Germany in 1919 and the breed was recognised by the Kennel Club in 1971.

Breed Group
Gundog
Vulnerable Native Breed
No
Size
Large
How much exercise?
More than 2 hours per day
Length of coat
Medium
How much grooming?
More than once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Yes
Town or Country
Either
Type of home
Large House
Minimum Garden Size
Large
Lifespan
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Gundog Breed Group

Dogs that were originally trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded. This group is divided into four categories - Retrievers, Spaniels, Hunt/Point/Retrieve, Pointers and Setters - although many of the breeds are capable of doing the same work as the other sub-groups. They make good companions, their temperament making them ideal all-round family dogs.


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