Large Munsterlander Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
The Large Munsterlander was developed in Germany and derived from the German Longhaired Pointer, in the early part of the 20th century. There were twenty-three dogs entered at their first breed show in 1921, upon which the modern breed is founded. Another member of the Hunt, Point, Retrieve group of gundogs he is good on land and in water. He is a very handsome dog, medium in size at 60 – 65cm but quite heavy in proportion at up to 65lbs. The Large Munsterlander looks strong and muscular and moves well with drive.
Remember, though, that he is a Hunt, Point Retriever with a keen brain and lots of energy – not a dog content just to be decorative. Like all HPR’s they require stimulation and challenge to thrive. Beautiful as the whole sub-group are, none of them are content to look glamorous, they all need to be occupied and given a purpose. Give a Munsterlander the attention and training he needs and he will be a sensational companion, responding well to any discipline you attempt with him.
His coat is his great asset; the body coat is white or blue roan, both with black patches, flecking, ticking or any combination; the head is solid black although a white blaze, star or snip is allowed. The coat on the head lies flat and smooth, but the rest of the coat is longer, dense and well-feathered. The feet are tufted between the toes, so he is a dog that needs a little tidying up after a muddy walk, but apart from that he makes a very appealing companion dog.
The Large Munsterlander is a loyal and affectionate dog, a good family dog who enjoys life as a gundog, but takes well to obedience too. Not a dog who shouts his pedigree at you from a photograph, but once see him moving and his considerable class is clearly evident.
Rescue and Rehoming
In the unfortunate event you need to re-home your dog, or you are looking to give a home to an older dog, contact the Rescue organisation for their assistance. It is always wise to speak to people who are expert in the breed so you can get the best possible help.
Should you need to re-home your dog it is always best to contact your dog’s breeder first.