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Large Munsterlander (Black & White, Muzzle)
Black & White, Muzzle

Breed Information


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Name Large Munsterlander
Other names Grosser Munsterlander Vorstehhund, Vorstehhund
Origin Germany
Breed Group Gun dog (UKC)
Size Large
Type Purebred
Life span 11-13 years






Height 23-25.5 inches (58-65 cm)
Weight 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg)

Black & White


Litter Size 5-9 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $1500 - $1800 USD


Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Apartment Friendly

1 stars

The Large Munsterlander is not recommended for apartment life. It is moderately active indoors and will do best with at least a large yard. The Munsterlander wants to play when it is outdoors. One owner of a Munsterlander says, "When they are not sleeping, they usually play with a bone or toy."

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

3 stars

Child Friendly

5 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them. It is also friendly toward other pets.

Dog Friendly

5 stars

Exercise Needs

5 stars


3 stars

Moderate Maintenance: Grooming should be performed regularly to keep its fur in good shape.

Health Issues

2 stars

Hypoallergenic: NoSome lines are prone to hip dysplasia although it is not common in this breed.


3 stars

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5 stars

Shedding Level

3 stars

Moderate Shedding: The female has a shorter coat and will not need so much grooming. A brushing every 3-4 days should be enough. The male has a longer coat and needs a good brushing every second day. This breed is a seasonally heavy shedder, especially in the spring. Regular grooming will keep the shedding down.

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


5 stars

Easy Training: Training will be enjoyable. This dog is inclined to listen to commands and obey its owner. This breed will require fewer repetitions to obey specific instructions, pleasing owners who like to see quick results.

Watchdog Ability

3 stars

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Large Munsterlander Puppy (Lying, Face)
Lying, Face

Large Munsterlander Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Charlie Molly
02 Duke Bella
03 Toby Coco
04 Jasper Roxy
05 Cody Luna
06 Riley Ginger
07 Oliver Chloe
08 Tucker Layla
09 Brody Luna
10 Buster Sasha
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The Large Munsterlander is a versatile pointing gun dog that is especially well known for its ability to locate and retrieve shot game, the Large Munsterlander is a black and white dog with elegant, clean lines and a distinct look of nobility. He gives the immediate impression of possessing a combination of strength and refinement.

First and foremost a working gun dog, this breed must be tractable, trainable and intelligent. It has a lively temperament, but is never nervous or hyperactive.


The Large Munsterlander is a relatively new breed, the Large Munsterlander originated in the German town of Munster in the early 20th century. Based on depictions in artwork, dogs of similar type date to the Middle Ages, but the Large Munsterlander was not formally recognized as a breed until 1919. His ancestor was the German Longhaired Pointer, which was crossed with various Spaniels. The result was the Large Munsterlander, which, for a time, was a popular hunting dog throughout Europe. The combination of the Great Depression and World War II nearly caused the breed’s demise but it was revived after the war. The first Large Munsterlanders to come to America arrived in 1966. In the United States, the breed’s development is overseen by the Large Munsterlander Club of North America. The United Kennel Club recognized the breed in 2006.

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