Munsterlander was developed in Germany and derived from the German Longhaired Pointer in
the early part of the 20th century. There were twenty-three dogs entered at their first
breed show in 1921, upon which the modern breed is founded. He is good on land and
in water and is a very handsome dog, medium in size at 60 - 65cm but quite heavy in
proportion at up to 65lbs. The Large Munsterlander looks strong and muscular and
moves well with drive.
His coat is his great
asset; the body coat is white or blue roan, both with black patches, flecking, ticking or
any combination; the head is solid black although a white blaze, star or snip is allowed.
The coat on the head lies flat and smooth, but the rest of the coat is longer,
dense and well-feathered. The feet are tufted between the toes, so he is a dog that
needs a little tidying up after a muddy walk, but apart from that he makes a very
appealing companion dog.
The Large Munsterlander is a loyal and affectionate
dog, a good family dog who enjoys life as a gundog, but takes well to obedience too.
Not a dog who shouts his pedigree at you from a photograph, but once see him
moving and his considerable class is clearly evident.