Small Munsterlander

Small Munsterlander Dog

Small Munsterlander At a Glance

Country of Origin:


Breed Group:

AKC (FSS: Sporting); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Pointing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)


Medium. Weight: 33–64 lbs Height: 20.5-21.5 inches


Medium in length and has a feathered appearance.


Brown-White or Brown Roan with Brown Patches, Brown Mantle, or Brown Ticking

Life Span:

13 to 15 years

Breed Profile

Affection Level
Barking Tendencies
Cat Friendly
Cold Weather Tolerance
Exercise Needs
General Health
Grooming Needs
Hot Weather Tolerance
Kid Friendly
Shedding Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability

Did You Know?

The Small Munsterlander is only advisable for families who hunt.

Small Munsterlander Overview

The Munsterlander can trace its origins back over 500 years in the region of Munster, Germany. They were a popular breed for bird hunting, and breeders were always interested in furthering the breed to excel at scenting and tracking. The Munsterlander is related to its larger cousins the German Longhaired Pointer and Continental Spaniel. The breed has maintained popularity to today where they are still used in pointing and retrieving.


Small Munsterlander Characteristics

The Small Munsterlander features a coat coloration similar to that of a German Pointer, but with the coat and facial structure similar to that of Brittany and other small spaniels. They feature feathering on the ears and legs, giving them a dignified and delicate appearance. However, they are far from delicate and are apt and excellent trackers and hunters.


Small Munsterlander Temperament

Like other spaniels, the Munsterlander is happy, outgoing and loyal. They have a calm, steady temperament that makes them calm and capable hunters. People oriented, the breed easily transitions from hunting out in the field to being a calm, affectionate house companion. The breed loves people and socializes well with other people and dogs.



Small Munsterlander Care

Lifespan of the Munsterlander is on average 13 to 15 years, typical for a medium-sized breed. Few health concerns are reported, mainly due to the small amount of dogs found outside of Germany, however, a major health concern includes hip dysplasia. Careful selection and testing of parents may help reduce incidence of this disease.


Small Munsterlander Coat

Regular brushing and combing will help to keep the feathering on the Munsterlander clean and free of tangles and debris. The coat should be brushed to help keep it clean but does not require any special trimming or trips to a professional groomer.


Small Munsterlander Training

The Munsterlander is a breed that aims to please, and this translates to ease of training. They learn quickly and will remember their training easily, however, some may be stubborn and require a little more patience to train at times. Getting the Munsterlander to understand that training benefits him too will help with any stubborn streaks.


Small Munsterlander Activity

Daily activities such as long walks, hikes or anything involving the outdoors is perfect for the Munsterlander. They require long outings out of doors and this should be done on leash or in a secure area. Failure to keep the breed contained may result in a dog that finds his own fun by wandering off and hunting game. After an activity, however, the breed is content to settle and cuddle with their owner.

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