Large Munsterlander

General Facts :

The Large Münsterländer has a solid back that has a white snip/star and a sufficiently broad and a little bit rounded head. The dog’s body is white with black patches, flecked and/or ticked. Some dogs have brown coats but this isn’t a common situation as most of them have the above mentioned colorings. The dog has broad and round-tipped ears that hang very close to the head, dark, heavily lidded eyes and strong, firm feet that have ample hair between the black-nailed toes.

These dogs have a dense and long coat, neither coarse nor curly. The dog has feathers on the ears, tail, hind and front legs. The male Münsterländer has a larger head than the female Münsterländer and he also has longer hair on the chest and slightly more feathering. When he is in the standing position, the dog’s extended hind feet stand in a right angle to the ground. The dog carries its tail horizontally and has an elegant gait.

Origin :

The Large Münsterländer ( also known as the Grosser Münsterländer Vorstehhund ) evolved in Münster, Germany from its smaller cousin in the 19th century. It has similar conformation with the German Longhaired Pointer and the Continental setters, that is why some people affirm that the dog was created by mixing these two dogs.

Dimensions :

Height : Between 23 and 25 inches ( approximately 58 to 65 centimeters )
Weight : Between 50 an 70 pounds ( approximately 23 to 32 kilos )

Additional Information :

This is a very intelligent and obedient dog that is known for its courageousness and cheerfulness. These dogs are perfect as home companions and are remarkably easy to train. A very loyal dog that makes good friends and won’t leave you out of sight nor will he run off. The Münsterländer doesn’t like being left alone and he will become destructive and start to bark a lot. The dog is good with children and other animals but he has the tendency to get too excited with small children.

This dog isn’t recommended for the apartment life as it needs a lot of exercise, that is why at least a large yard is recommended. They enjoy staying outside and running around, they will search for rabbits under every single bush they detect. Regarding their health problems, some of these dogs are prone to hip dysplasia. Their life expectancy is around 13 years.

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