Large Munsterlander

Breed Details


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58-62 kg (approx)

Life Span:

12-13 years (approx)


The Large Munsterlander will have a long, dense coat that should closely fit his body. But the fur on his head will instead be rather short and full of smooth hairs. It is also essential we mention that there will be thick feathering on his legs' backsides, ears, and tail.

This feathering can extend to his chest as well and is often a desirable trait for potential owners. You'll also notice that his skin will be slightly loose-fitting, which might seem odd at first.

The Large Munsterlander colours should consist of a white background with roan, ticked, or black patches. It is also important you understand that his head should be solid black: sometimes his forehead might have a white spot or blaze as well.


The Large Munsterlander history can be traced back to the 13th or 14th century within Europe. Their presence during this time was discovered thanks to some artwork that had dogs, which heavily resembled the Munsterlander. But their first official documentation wasn't until 1870. Researchers often think that breeders crossbred longhaired Pointers with different sized Spaniels to create the Munsterlander. These breeders also began to set a particular type for every size through breeding specific characteristics together.

This experimentation resulted in two different types of Munsterlander: the Small Munsterlander and the Large Munsterlander.

These two breeds weren't separated from each other until the 20th century when a breed standard was established for both.


A high level of intelligence is one of the primary parts of the Large Munsterlander temperament. As you might expect, there are numerous benefits to this trait such as being highly trainable. It'd be rather hard to find a command he couldn't grasp with the right owner.

This level of smarts allows him to be a rather efficient guard dog as well. If someone comes into your home or yard he'll let you know about it right away without hesitation. It also helps that he's rather big which could act as a deterrent for potential intruders as well.

Keeping him mentally stimulated will become an essential part of your life.


The Large Munsterlander's grooming requirements can be overwhelming for certain owners. You see his coat is rather long and feathery, which tends to cause tangles; therefore, a weekly brushing will be necessary to keep up with this nuisance.

These brushing sessions should consist of using a high-quality bristle brush and a steel comb: a detangler and a leave-in conditioner might be handy things to have around as well.