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Small Munsterlander

Kleiner Münsterländer, Vorstehhund, Spion, Heidewachtel


Males should stand between 20.5–22 in (52–56 cm), and females should stand between 19.75–21.25 in (50.2–54.0 cm) at the withers. The weight ranges between 38–58 lb (17–26 kg) with the males being the larger of the two. Strong and harmonious build of medium size, showing balanced proportions with a lot of quality and elegance. In upright posture the dog displays flowing outlines with a horizontally carried, well flagged tail. The dog should appear to be strong and balanced with a distinguished head. Its front legs are well feathered, the hind legs with breeches. The coat should be medium length, glossy, dense, and straight or slightly wavy. The dog's movement should be graceful and far reaching. The coloration of the dog is large patches of brown on a ticked or solid white background.

Small Münsterländers are extremely intelligent, trainable, and attentive but require gentle and patient training. Coupled with their intelligence, if they determine an owner to be inconsistent or indecisive, the owner might find that the dog will challenge the owner. For training, both voice and hand signals are used, and a Small Münsterländer will routinely look back to check in with the hunter for silent signals at intervals when on hold or pointing. They have a very strong prey drive and enjoy rewarding their owner with productive hunts. They thrive with hunting or comparable challenging exercise for an hour or more every day. They are strong swimmers, especially when compared to other short-haired hunting breeds.

Size Medium
Height Male: 20.5–22 inches (52–56 cm)Female: 19.75–21.25 in (50.2–54.0 cm)
Weight 38–58 lbs (17–26 kg)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Colors Brown Brown & White Brown Roan
Origin Germany
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

Outdoors, they can run for hours. They need plenty of daily exercise, as well as the chance to express and develop their strong instincts to track, point, and retrieve.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them. It is also friendly toward other pets.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs


Easy Training: Gentle handling with positive reinforcement works best for the highly trainable Small Munsterlander. Attempt to force him or treat him unfairly and you’ll be rewarded with stubborn resistance.



Grooming Requirements

Moderate Maintenance: He does require a bit of grooming. His coat needs frequent combing to prevent or remove mats and tangles, especially when he has been out in the field or hiking with you. A bath every six weeks or so is a good idea. In addition, he needs routine care, like nail trims, teeth brushing, and keeping the ears clean and dry.


Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!



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