Small Munsterlander

Kleiner Münsterländer


Group: Sporting Group

Origin: Germany

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

Weight: Weight ranges between 38 to 58 lbs.

Also Known As: Small Munsterlander Pointer; Kleiner Münsterländer Vorstehund

Small Munsterlander
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Breed Profile

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.

Small Munsterlander
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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 General Information page.)

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Grooming Information

  • Grooming — This section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website includes tips, articles and information covering all aspects of dog grooming along with a listing of Groomers from across Canada.


Training Resources

  • Training — For training information, see this growing section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website for tips, articles, as well as listings of training centres across Canada.


Additional Information

  • Clubs, Sports & Activities — For information on the many sports and activities you can get involved in with your dog.
  • Working Dogs — The Working Dogs section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website provides information and listings of organizations that are involved in various dog jobs, such as Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Protection Dogs, and much more.

Breed Listing

*NOTE 1: CHIC – The Canine Health Information Center “is a database of consolidated health screening results from multiple sources. Co-sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Health Foundation, CHIC works with parent clubs to identify health screening protocols appropriate for individual breeds. Dogs tested in accordance with the parent club established requirements, that have their results registered and made available in the public domain are issued CHIC numbers.” To learn more, visit:

*NOTE 2: The Fédération Cynologique International (FCI) is the World Canine Organization, which includes 91 members and contract partners (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges. The FCI recognizes 344 breeds, with each being the “property” of a specific country. The “owner” countries write the standards of these breeds in co-operation with the Standards and Scientific Commissions of the FCI, and the translation and updating are carried out by the FCI. The FCI is not a breed registry nor does it issue pedigrees.

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