Small Munsterlander
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Breed Registries:

Note: The breed registries indicated above are the most recognized all-breed registries. The breed may also be recognized by other registries not indicated here. For further details about dog registries, please see the document: Dog Breed Registries in North America.


Note 2: — This breed is recognised by the Kennel Club but does not currently have a breed standard and, therefore, is not yet eligible for exhibition (current as of 1 March 2007). See the Kennel Club Imported Breed Register Policy for details.

Note 3: — The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) is the World Canine Organisation, which includes members (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges. The FCI recognizes 332 breeds, with each being the "property" of a specific country. The FCI is not a breed registry nor does it issue pedigrees.




Males: Betweeen 20 1/2 and 22 inches at the withers
Females: 19 3/4 to 21 1/4 inches at the withers


Weight ranges between 38 to 58 lbs.

Breed Profile:

Known as Kleiner Münsterländer Vorstehund, the Small Münsterländer Pointer was developed in the early 1900s in Munster, Germany. He is a courageous and tireless hunter with excellent retrieving skills. The Münsterländer loves children and makes a wonderful family companion. He is loyal, affectionate, and intelligent. Being an active sporting dog, however, he does require regular physical and mental exercise.

The Munsterlander is a very versatile hunting dog with great pointing and retrieving abilities, and therefore, loves to hunt as well as swim. In Europe, he is used to track, point and retrieve upland birds, waterfowl and fur-bearing animals and he has also been used to hunt deer and boar.

His coat is brown and white and of moderate length with generous feathering on the forelegs, chest and tail.

Health Issues

If you are considering the adoption of a Munsterlander puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases. (For more information on selecting a breeder, see the articles on the main Breed Listing and Breeders page.)

Additional Health Resources:

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Breed Standards

Grooming Information

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Additional Information

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Select from the following links to view Breeder listings; Breed Clubs; Rescue Organizations; as well as Books and other Merchandise specific to the breed:

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