American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Munsterlander


History

Oringinating thousands of years ago in Munster Germany, the Munsterlander breed is known for their excellent ability to hunt and retrieve both on land and in water. It is unknown what exact breed bloodlines make up this strikingly gorgeous breed, however many have different beliefs. Today, this breed is rarely seen in the USA, but extremely popular in Canada, Germany and England.

Appearance

The Munsterlander dog is a large breed dog with males and females measuring 23-25 inches in height and weighing 50-70 pounds in weight. This breed has a oblong shaped head that forms into a broad, rectangular muzzle. Their forehead is rounded, their ears are widely set apart and are pendant shaped, hanging gently alongside of their face. Their two eyes are medium in size, oval in shape and generally a light hazel to black in color. Their general body build is tall, lean and active in appearance. Their tail is long, feathered with hair and tapers to a point. They hold their tail up and outwards. This breed has a thick coat that is medium in length, held close to the body and feathered out in certain areas. Available in all pattern combinations and ticking of black and white.

Temperament

The Munsterlander breed was born to hunt and retrieve. Their natural instincts to do as such, are incredibly strong. This breed is an excellent choice to add to any active family, who is able to provide daily mental and physical exercise to their new dog. Wonderful with other canines and children of all ages that tehy are able to grow up around. Early socialization and obedience courses are recomended. This breed is extremely in-tune with their owners and want to learn and listen to them. This breed is extremely easy to train both obedience and hunting wise. They require a firm and confident owner who is able to remain pack leader and always follow rules and boundaries within the home. Overall, this breed is an avid hunter who is also playful, happy and affectionate with his or her family.

Grooming

This breed does shed. Daily brushing and bathing when needed. Professional grooming

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Munsterlander breed prior to adding one to your home to ensure you are able to provide life long physical and financial care to your new family member. A properly fenced in yard or properly fitting harness and leash are required at all times while outdoors. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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