Breed Profile

Large Munsterlander

Large Munsterlander
The large Munsterlander is a black and white variety of the German Longhaired Pointer. Its ancestors can be traced back to the 9th Century. The large Munsterlander was introduced to Australia and recognised by the Australian National Kennel Council in 1983.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

The average lifespan of a large Munsterlander is 12 to 16 years.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

This is an affectionate and energetic breed. Perfect for active individuals or families. They are very loyal and like nothing better than to be with their owners as much as possible. Though they may be left alone at times, they are not a breed to be shut away for long periods. They are a naturally clean dog and not destructive, especially if raised with plenty of toys or objects of their own. They are slow to mature and the males often require firmer handling than bitches. They respond very well to positive training, praising being rich reward for doing your bidding. A highly intelligent breed, they can predict your actions, often reminding you of the time, especially dinnertime.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

The large Munsterlander was primarily bred as a multi-purpose gundog, and maintains a strong hunting instinct.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The Large Munsterlander's coat is very low maintenance. It has a medium length coat that lies close to its body, with slightly longer coat on its legs, underside and tail. Their coat is very easy to keep clean, as the dirt drops out when dry. They do require occasional brushing as the longer coat can mat if left unattended. It is important to remember that this breed is very energetic and while they can be kept in small back yards they do require regular exercise.

IN CONCLUSION

If you want to know more about the Munsterlander, you can contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Tracie Edwards Mistypoint SA Contact
Sue & Brian Nicks Rheinmunst SA Contact
Samara Dr R Mrs K Lees Ratek VIC Contact
Jill Simmons Goolgowie VIC Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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