Greater Münsterländer

Great Münsterländer Card

Like other fur hunting dogs throughout Germany, the creation of the Greater Münsterländer - which is also known as Grosser Münsterländer Vorstehhund - began in the 19th century.


Of German origin, theGreater Münsterländer is a hunting dog that originates from a white dog that hunted hawks and other birds in the Middle Ages. Like the Deutsch-Langhaar and the Little Münsterländer, the Grosser Münsterländer Vorstehhund is part of the family of pointer dogs throughout Germany, which had their breeding planned in the early 19th century.

In 1909 the black color was excluded from the standards used by the “German Longhair Club”. With the creation of the “Breeding Club for the Münsterländer Black and White Point Dog”, in 1919, the club became responsible for the creation of these two-colored dogs. Incorporating all the other native dogs that owned long hair, especially those from the Lower Saxony region - resulting in a total of 83 dogs - the club began, in 1922, to plan the creation of the Greater Münsterländer.


YouGrande Münsterländer dogs - or Grosser Münsterländer - are very docile dogs, which must be easy to train, especially for hunting, being extremely reliable to point their prey, especially after the shot. With a lively temperament, but without being aggressive, these dogs have an intelligent and noble look.

They are considered serious faults, which eliminate dogs from the official standard of the breed, if the dog shows fear of strangers and bites because of this fear. In addition, they cannot be afraid of gunshots or any kind of sensitivity to gunshots. Dogs are also not allowed to show that they are afraid of live prey. He must be an essentially fearless dog.


A vigorous dog, theGreater Münsterländer he is very muscular and has a strong body. Its contours are well defined and in general it has a noble appearance. Your body should be as long as possible at the height of the dog's withers.

This breed has an elongated head, with a very modest stop. Its snout should be long and strong, developed in a way suitable for its function, presenting the black truffle. Your eyes should be as dark as possible, with lids tightly attached to them. Its ears are broad, set fairly high on the top of its head, always positioned close to the skull, with rounded tips.

The neck of the breed dogsGreater Münsterländer he is quite muscular and strong, with a noble bearing typical of the breed, descending to his broad and deep chest. Its back is straight and short, descending to its slightly sloping and long rump. In general, the whole body of these dogs is very muscular, which gives them a very strong appearance.

The tail should be carried horizontally or slightly above it, appearing to be a continuation of its upper line when the dog is seen in profile. The skin of these dogs must be very firm, with no folds. The coat of the Grande Münsterländer is smooth, quite long and dense, without curling or separating, so that it does not interfere with its hunting ability.

Both males and females should have an especially long and dense coat on the back of the front and rear legs, forming fringes in these areas, as well as on their ears; the hair on their tails is also quite long. The coat on these dogs' heads is shorter and smoother than on the rest of the dog's body. These dogs are typically white in color with black spots on the body.

Specific care

It is important thatGrande Münsterländer dogs brushed, especially after hunting, to prevent any dirt from getting caught in your coat and the formation of knots that can get caught in bushes during the next hunts, in addition to preventing the accumulation of dead hair.


Owing to a relatively large size, the Grande Münsterländer dog may suffer from complications such as hip dysplasia; and due to its large amount of hair, it can end up developing skin problems such as dermatitis, if your coat is not cleaned and brushed properly.

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