The ideal team player
Original Name : Kleiner Münsterländer Vorstehhund
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 21¼ inches
Female size : 20½ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Germany
Small Munsterlanders are intelligent, quick studies. Full of temperament but well balanced, they have a stable character and are attentive and friendly to humans. They are good family dogs that have no trouble to socialize. On the hunt, these ideal team players maintain close contact with their master or mistress.
Distinguished, lean, flat or slightly domed skull, slight but clearly visible stop.
Pronounced withers, firm, very muscular back and spine, short, broad, muscular loins, long, large croup.
Brown and white, brown roan with broad brown patches, mantle and ticking.
Broad, set high, close to the head, ending in a point, not reaching beyond the corner of the mouth.
Carried hanging at rest, level in action, not too high above the topline, not too curved upward.
Thick, medium length, smooth to slightly wavy, close, waterproof.
In the 1870s Munster was home to a longhaired bird dog with a great nose that was good at pointing and retrieving. In 1906, together with his brothers, the poet Hermann Löns took on the task of seeking out the last specimens of what he named the Heidewachtel or Heath Spaniel. At the same time, Baron von Bevervörde-Lohburg and a local school headmaster were working on their own breeding program, producing the Dorster variety. The Small Munsterlander club was eventually founded in March 1912.