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 German Spaniel type dogs than animals very sure of themselves, 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 “Rotate Hannoverischen Heidebracke” "o"Braco Hanover Prado Red”. In an abbreviated manner, "they mamaban"Heidewachtel"what it means", Spaniel German de Prado.
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 was founded the "Association of small dog of sample Münsterländer". 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 which distinguishes the small Münsterländer, other German long-haired and versatile hunting dogs.
Then, resumiendo…, the small Münsterländer has born from the crossing of the Spaniel with the Langaar at the beginning of the 20th century.
But his selection, Although it is very similar to the of the Large Münsterländer, given that share as ancestor to the Langaar, they have been developed separately.
Otros nombres: Kleiner Münsterländer / Small Münsterländer / Munster / Petit Épagneul de Münster
Group 7 / Section 1.2 – Continental sample dog, Spaniel type
Dogs breeds: Small Münsterländer
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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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 a 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 quickly.
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 German show dogs.
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.