Large Munsterlander

Breed stats

Breed group Gundog Size Large Life span Over 10 Years Exercise More than an hour per day Grooming More than once a week Coat length Medium Coat sheds? Yes
The Large Munsterlander is a fine companion, either out hunting with his elegant gait or enjoying the company of a family who love the great outdoors.

They are a large gundog with a balanced body and a fine, black head. Their coat is white with multiple black patches and is long, silky and dense.

They originate from Munster in Germany and were bred as a track, point and retrieve gundog. They can work on both land and water. They love to play, are brave, friendly, loyal, intelligent and very trainable. They do well in obedience competitions. They usually get on well with strangers, children, and other animals although may have a tendency to chase small mammals. They are happiest outdoors and active with lots to exercise their body and brain. They love to retrieve, especially love water and have great stamina.

They need regular brushing and combing with the males' longer coat needing to be groomed more regularly. They also shed heavily at certain times in the year. The breed is generally healthy although there have been some cases of hip dysplasia.


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