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Large Münsterländer
Alemania FCI 118 . Spaniel type

Münsterländer Grande

Nature Large Münsterländer is lively but not express nervousness.



Historically, the Large Münsterländer, It was a dog used to hunt birds and hawks in the middle ages, its origins are located in the trackers and retrievers, as well as sample of 19th century dogs.

The Large Münsterländer is considered to be, similar to the Small Munsterlander and the German Longhaired Pointer as part of the family of Pointing Dogs germans, whose professional parenting was beginning around the end of the 19th century.

After the «Deutscher-Langhaar-Verein» definitively excluded the black dog in 1909, the "Association for the Pure Breeding of the Long-Haired Black-White Münsterländer Pointing Dog", founded in 1919, assumed the raising of the black and white Longhair. Once the remaining, still extant dogs of this long-haired native breed were documented in an original list, mostly from the eastern Münster region and Lower Saxony, the Association began in 1922 planned parenting Large Münsterländer.

The founding list comprised 83 dogs. Descendants of the dogs on the original list were entered into the record book for the Large Münsterländer. The club that kept the record book was the “Association of Large Munsterlanders”, to date organized eight independent regional groups. The Club of the Large Münsterländer is a member of the VDH and the Federation of Working Gundogs (JGHV)

Physical characteristics

It is a dog with strong and muscular body structure, with a stylized picture; expression of intelligence and nobility.

Has a step and trot elastic, covers the ground, with a wide range. Elastic Gallop, with great momentum and thrust of the later members, and broad jump.

Video of “Münsterländer Grande”
Large Munsterlander Wilson Hunting duck retrieve

The skin is adherent. Her hair is long and dense, Although smooth; It is not wavy or separated, because this could be an impediment to perform its function in the hunt. typical broad hair.

The hair, both the male and the female, It must be especially long and dense in the posterior region of members before and after (with good feather). Also on the tail the hair must be especially long. The longest boom in the queue must be half the length of this.

The hair of the ears It should be long (with good formation of stripes) and it must be so long that it symmetrically exceeds the lower edge of the ears (never leather ears). In the rest of the head hair should be short and adherent.

It is of color White with plates and black spots, or a black splash. Black head, eventually with a spot or a whitelist.

Character and skills

El Munsterlander Grande, is a versatile hunting dog, his greatest skill is at work to perform after the firing of the Hunter.

Its main characteristics are docility, ability to learn and reliable utility for hunting. Its nature is lively but not obvious nervousness.

It can be perfectly adapted to the home life, from which you will greatly enjoy the warmth of your family, but you also need to run in the field to feel completely happy moments.


You need to do plenty of exercise, It is an ideal companion to go out running.


Due to its versatility, it is necessary that the Large Münsterländer be placed regularly in the most varied fields. His medium head size has made him a specialist in the search for injured game animals, on the plains and in the woods. His main job is to, after the shot, avoids unnecessary suffering of the injured animal to some extent. The goal is to have a very good all-terrain dog; therefore, it is necessary to maintain in him these natural qualities.


The Large Münsterländer he is a robust dog, living a long time and generally in very good health.
This dog is not predisposed to being overweight. Their activities should be oriented to humid environments (swamps) in hot weather. It is not afraid of the cold and can even live outside in a kennel..

Comprar a “Münsterländer Grande”

The price of a Large Münsterländer varies according to their origins, age and gender. The limited diffusion of the breed on French soil does not allow knowing the average price of a puppy of Large Münsterländer registered in the LOF (Société Centrale Canine).

Characteristics "Large Münsterländer"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Large Münsterländer" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 7: Pointing Dogs
  • Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2 Spaniel type. With working trial.


  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type
  • ANKC Group 3 (Gundogs)
  • ​KC – Gundogs
  • NZKC – Hunting dogs
  • UKCGun Dog

FCI breed standard "Large Münsterländer"


Date of publication of the valid original standard:


According to its hunting needs as a versatile dog, the Great Munsterlander must meet all the necessary challenges and must be able to work in the field., forest and water before and after shooting.

General appearance:

Strong and muscular body, bold overall impression. Expression of intelligence and nobility. Clean exterior lines.


The height at the withers and the length of the body must be as equal as possible. The length of the body may exceed the height at the withers by 2 cm..

Behavior / temperament:

The most important qualities are: be manageable and easy to teach, reliable for use as a hunting dog particularly after shooting. Loving temperament without being nervous.


Noble and elongated with intelligent expression. Defined chin with good muscles.

Cranial region:
  • Stop: moderate.

facial region:

  • Nose: Pronounced black nose.
  • Snout: Strong, long and well developed for use. Right nasal bridge.
  • Lips: not hanging.
  • Jaws/Teeth: Strong bite and full dentition (42 teeth) with well-formed canines and a perfect scissor bite.

Eyes: The darker the better, tight-fitting eyelids. Ears: Wide, medium high insertion, rounded tips, adjusted

Ears: Wide, medium high insertion, rounded tips, adjusted.


Strong and well muscled with a noble curve.


  • Cross: moderately high, long, good musculature.
  • Back: Short, firm, straight. Pork loin: Pronounced, protected by tight muscles.
  • Rump: Long, wide, only slightly inclined, good musculature.
  • Breast : Width seen from the front, deep viewed from the side with a marked parapet. Bottom line and belly: slightly ascending, tight, slender. Short flanks and set high.


Carriage horizontally or slightly higher. Side view in continuation with the upper line without break.



  • Right limbs, strong and well muscled. Correct angulations.
  • Shoulder: Scapulae tightly fitting to ribs.
  • Arm: Must be strong and well muscled.
  • Forearm: Right limbs, strong and well muscled.
  • Metacarpus: elastic.
  • Previous feet: Moderately long and rounded, tight fingers, No Spurs.


  • General appearance: Strong, tight muscles, vertical position.
  • Knee: correctal angulation.
  • The Hock joint: correct angulation.
  • Hind feet: Moderately long and rounded, tight fingers, No Spurs.


Elastic in the walk and trot, covering the surface with long strides. Gallop: elastic, animated with the necessary push and long reach.


SKIN: tight.

Fur: Long and bushy, straight and not wavy or standing as it hampers hunting ability. typical broad hair. The hair must be especially long and dense on the back of the forelimbs and hindquarters.. (Well covered in feathers) both males and females. In the tail the hair must be particularly long. The area most heavily feathered should be in the middle of its length. The hair in the ears must be long (good fringes) and arrive clearly and evenly on the tips of the ears (leather at the end of the ears is not desirable). The hair on the head is short and soft.

Color: The three varieties of color are:

  • White with black patches and spots,
  • roan blue,
  • pure black.

The head is always black, a cutout or white star is possible.

Size and weight:

Height to the cross (average):

  • Males 60 – 65 cm.
  • females 58 – 63 cm.

Tolerated 2 cm above specified size.

Weight: About 30 kg.


Any deviation from the aforementioned criteria is considered a fault and its severity is considered to the degree of deviation from the standard and its consequences on the health and well-being of the dog and the dog's ability to perform its traditional task..

• Skull too wide. Too much stop, snout
too short.
• Roman nose or plate face, complete absence of
pigmentation or just spots.
• Swollen or pendulous lips.
• Slight missing teeth and bite; bite clamp, double PM 1, absence of 1-2 premolars (PM1) or 3 molar (M3) (Maximum 2 teeth)
• Eyes too light. Visible red membrane. Loose eyelids.
• Low set ears, separated from the head. Ears that are too short or folded back showing cartilage.
• Neck too short, too long, very thick, very thin, Spada.
• Cross too low, very short.
• Back too long, sunken or hooded.
• Loin with loose muscles. Non-harmonious transition of the croup; over built.
• Short croup, close, with abrupt fall.
• Barrel-shaped chest, Strait, not deep enough, lack of sill,
• Abdomen too ascending or too low
• Carrying the tail to one side, rolled up, broken or ring-shaped tail.
• Forelimbs: too steep angles, protruding or crooked elbows. Stupid Carpos. Forehead too narrow or too wide.
• Hind limbs: too steep angles, cow hock or bow legs as well as a rear that is too open or closed.
• Round cat foot, long hare, flatfoot. Pigeon fingers or violin forehead.
• Walk and short trot, rigid or remilded. Gallop: hard heels, little push.


• Aggressiveness or extreme shyness.
• Any dog ​​showing clear signs of physical or behavioral abnormalities.
• Pale nose.
• Entropion, ectropion.
• Prognathic or enognathic mouth, mouth crossed, absence of incisors or canines, absence of molars or premolars (except 2 PM1 the 1 M3)
• Colors not in accordance with the breed standard.
• Dogs above or below the indicated height.
• Fearful or sensitive to triggering to any degree. Fear of prey, teether out of fear, fearful of strangers.


• Males must have two normal-appearing testicles fully descended into the scrotum..
• Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with the typical conformation of the breed, should be used for parenting.

Source: F.C.I - International Cynological Federation

Alternative names:

1. Großer Münsterländer (English).
2. Grand münsterländer (French).
3. Großer Münsterländer Vorstehhund (German).
4. (em alemão: Grosser münsterländer) (Portuguese).
5. (en alemán Großer Münsterländer), Gran Munsterlander (español).

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