Small Münsterländer
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The Small Münsterländer, is playful, joyful, Active, docile and learn very fast.



The small Münsterländer, It is a breed of dog in German, Spaniel type. Born in the region of Münsterland from where derives its name.

About the year 1870 they were known in Münsterland, many dogs of Spaniel type Germans who very confident animals, very good trackers and bailiffs. But the needs of the aristocracy and his fondness for hunting unleashed a series of changes in the canine world…

In the year 1906 the poet Hermann Löns, He devoted himself to investigate al - then everything- so-called Roten Hannoverischen Heidebracke "o"Red Hanoverian Heath Hound”. In an abbreviated manner, they called it "Heidewachtel”.

The count von Bevervörde - Lohburg and Master Chief Reitmann of Burgsteinfurt, at the same time they achieved the first results with its crianzas. "In the next few years began to appear in Westphalia the"Dorsterer Schlag”.

Y, in March of 1912 the "Association for Kleine Münsterländer Poining Dogs”. The objectives of the Association were: "to promote the purity and high level of small sample of long-haired dog breeding as it raised in Münsterland for decades".

The lack of common characteristics of the breed had a negative influence in raising both the activity of the Association.

It was from the year 1921 When he began to be carried a breeding program - mostly- consensus and supported in the standard of the breed to the Dr. Friedrich Jungklaus published his scientific work on Small Münsterländer.

It is this study, described features of race. This description of the race remains - fundamentally- valid today and is what distinguishes the Small Münsterländer, other German long-haired and versatile hunting dogs.

Then, resumiendo…, the Small Münsterländer was born from the crossing of Spaniel with the German Longhaired Pointer in the early 20th century.

But his selection, Although it is very similar to the of the Large Münsterländer, since they share as ancestor the German Longhaired Pointer, they have been developed separately.

Physical characteristics

The Small Münsterländer, is an elegant dog, your body has a structure medium-sized, strong and harmonious, balanced proportions. Elegant head. With an upright posture, Displays the fluid lines of its body and tail with a flat port.

Its hair bright should be smooth to slightly ondeado, not too long and bushy.

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Small Munsterlander finds to stick

The length of the body measured from the tip of the breastbone to the ischium must be greater than the height at the cross as maximum 5 cm..

The skin is very adherent, without forming folds. The fur is thick, long Middle, smooth to something ondeado, well glued and waterproof. Its silhouette outline should not be hidden under a too long hair.

The hair thick should be the best possible protection against the inclement weather, influences of the ground and to avoid injuries. Is a short, smooth fur.

The fur It should be Brown and white and Brown Roan with Brown plates – the mantle – mottled, allow a whitelist in the head, fire on the snout markings are tolerated, eyes and around the anus (Jungklaus brands).

The height will of 52 - 54 centimeters.

Character and skills

The small Münsterländer is a smart dog, adept at learning, temperamental and balanced.

It is a very versatile dog, It adapts smoothly to any type of hunting, climate and terrain, It is a perfect race for both the 'sample' and 'recovery', It is risky and not afraid of anything or anyone.

As a companion dog is stable, attentive and friendly people (the family), playful, lively and cheerful.

The Small Münsterländer learn very fast.

Often relate well with other dogs and always retain its passionate and persevering instinct towards the dam, multiple conditions for hunting and their temperate nerves and acuity.


It is the smallest of the Pointing Dogs German.

From Puppy usually learn very fast to make their needs outside the House, because they have a tendency of innate to keep clean the place in which they live.


The Small Münsterländer he is an intelligent and confident dog. They are easy to train and educate, and very rarely do they disappoint their teacher in their speed of learning. Teaching them tricks shouldn't be much more complicated than teaching them the rules of life..

Having said that, It is recommended to start learning early and start socializing the puppy as soon as possible, especially for an individual who will live in the city, to develop your confidence and ability to resist your stalking instincts.

If the dog is destined to hunt, must be trained for hunting through play and not through repetitive training. It is also important to teach him that he should not hunt anywhere and at any time.. Fortunately, memory learning, either by voice or gestures, works great with this breed.

In summary, the consistency, the kindness, intellectual stimulation and diligence are necessary to make them the perfect family companion and channel their energy.


The Small Münsterländer it is resistant and, due to its large gene pool, has no diseases of its own.

His only Achilles heel are his ears: suffer from ear and ear infections slightly more often than most breeds.


Take care of Small Münsterländer requires little effort: brushing your dog's coat every now and then is enough to keep his coat shiny during normal activity.

Brushing and checking the dog's ears should be systematic after outings to the woods or fields, to make sure there is no dirt trapped between the longest hairs. Drying them well after swimming also reduces the risk of repeat ear infections.

Buy a “Small Münsterländer”

Are needed between 500 and 800 euros to adopt a puppy from Small Münsterländer.

The price of a puppy of this breed differs according to sex: a female is more expensive than a male.

Characteristics "Small Münsterländer"

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

Adaptation ⓘ

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Affection Level ⓘ

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Need to exercise ⓘ

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Social Needs ⓘ

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Apartment ⓘ

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Grooming ⓘ

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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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Health Issues ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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versatility ⓘ

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Child Friendly ⓘ

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Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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Playfulness ⓘ

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 7: Pointing Dogs
  • Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2 Spaniel type. With proof of work..


  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type
  • CKCMiscellaneous
  • ​KC – Hunting dog
  • UKCGun Dog

FCI breed standard "Small Münsterländer"

FCIFCI - Small Münsterländer

Alternative names:

    1. Munsterlander (Small), Kleiner Münsterländer, Vorstehhund, Spion, Heidewachtel (English).
    2. Petit münsterländer (French).
    3. Vorstehhund, Spion, Heidewachtel (German).
    4. (em alemão: Kleiner münsterländer) (Portuguese).
    5. Pequeño Münsterländer (Spanish).
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