Kennel Club, London 1994
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The Large Munsterlander is a multi-purpose gundog, ideal for the rough shooter.
He has an excellent nose, staying power, and works equally well on land and in
water. A keen worker, easily taught.
Alert & energetic, with a strong muscular body, having good movement with
Loyal, affectionate and trustworthy.
Head & Skull:
Well proportioned to the body, elongated. Skull sufficiently broad, slightly
rounded, with no pronounced occiput. Strong jaw muscles, well formed black nose,
wide soft nostrils, slight rise from the nasal bone to the forehead but no
pronounced stop. Lips slightly rounded and well fitting.
Intelligent, medium size, dark brown, not deep set or protruding. No haw
Broad and set high, lying flat and close to the head, with a rounded tip. Hair
on the ears should be long, extending beyond the tip.
Strong and sound, with well developed teeth, with a perfect, regular and
complete scissor bite. i.e. Upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set
square to the jaws.
(This 5 month old puppy bitch
has lovely dark eyes, correct ear placement and has already started growing long
hair on her ears, to create a classical head. )
Strong, muscular, slightly arched, joining the shoulder and chest smoothly.
Chest wide and with good depth of brisket. Shoulder laid well back, forelegs
straight, pasterns strong.
Firm strong back, short coupled, slightly higher at the shoulder, sloping
smoothly towards the croup and tail. Wide well muscled loin. Wide croup. Ribs well sprung, deep and reaching well up to the
loins. Taut abdomen, slightly tucked up.
Hips broads. Well muscled thighs, well turned stifles, hocks well let down. Hind
dew claws should be removed.
Tight, moderately rounded and well knuckled with dense hair between the toes,
well padded. Nails black and strong.
Free, long striding springy
Well set on, in line with the back. Base thick, tapering evenly toward the tip,
well feathered. It should be carried horizontally, curved slightly upwards.
Docking of the tip of tail optional.
Hair long and dense, but not curly or coarse. Well feathered on front and hind
legs and tail, more so on dogs than bitches. The hair must lie short and smooth
on the head.
Colour: (The above dogs are some examples of colour combinations)
Head solid black, white blaze, snip or star allowed. Body white with black
patches, flecks, ticks or blue roan, or a combination of these.
Dogs: 60-65cm (23 1/2 -25 1/2
Bitches: 58-63cm (23-25 inches)
Dogs: approx 25-29 kg (55-65 lbs)
Bitches approx 25kg (55 lbs)
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault, and the
seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
Male dogs should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the