Small Munsterlander

Life expectancy

12 years

Age adult

24 months

Height (Shoulder height)

53 cm

Weight

24 kg

Coat texture

medium length / smooth / wavy / flat / dense

Coat color

brown&white, brown-grey with brown plates, with and without markings

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / ear diseases / enropion / predisposition to autoimmunedisorder / skin diseases

Food expenses per month in €

about € 55

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not

Athletic

Very atletic

Attention

Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn

High

Exercise

Needs a lot of exercise

Nature

quick and eager to learn / friendly / likes hunting / intelligent / lively

Bred for

hunting dog, hound / guard house and farm

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / ear diseases / enropion / predisposition to autoimmunedisorder / skin diseases

Dog type according to FCI

pointing dogs

FCI description

These hunting dogs should track down the hair or feather-game, however not hunt themselves. They show the hunter by pointing where the game is and remain in the typical position until the hunter is close enough to the shot and the command is given to scare the game away. Finding, stalking and storming are their tasks, so living in the city is not suitable. These intelligent, sporty dogs need hunting activities or species-appropriate alternative employment in order to be physically and mentally busy. Most of them are closely bound to their humans, so ask yourself if you can meet these demands.

Short description

The Small Munsterlander is the smallest pointing dog and a hunter at its core. He needs to be allowed to act out his passion. He is not really suitable for families, because he needs a lot of physical exercise, species appropriate activites and care. Other than that he is friendly with his family and has a happy nature.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.