Small Munsterlander 
Breed Standard

There are currently no Small Munsterlanders in Australia, however as I get many queries about the breed I decided to include a page on them. Should you wish to know more about them please visit the Gosch Homepage.


Early German bird dogs were bred more for function than for form. Popular throughout the USA and Germany, the small Munsterlander is an all-purpose pointing and retrieving gun dog that performs well in utility and field trials. It is a pointer rather than a flusher that also does well in obedience. Although bred to withstand pressure, the breed can be soft in nature and eager to please. As with all hunting dogs, small Munsterlanders need adequate exercise. They are good with children and other dogs. The small Munsterlander is by nature a happy dog and is a very good house dog.

Breed Standard


Roan or Chestnut particolor.
The SM has a very low keyed temperament. They are great family pets and are usually very good with children.
Dogs: 20.5"- 22". Bitches: 19.75"-21.75".
Well proportioned, lean, slightly arched, not too wide skull. Short stop. Short well closing eyelids with no visible haw. The nose brown- light colored spots undesirable.
Strong, straight and long, tightly fit lips.
Wide, pointed high on head, close hanging to head. The ears should not reach much farther than the lips. Longer, wavy hair; short, straight, short hair is a defect.
Narrow. The lids close around the eyeballs. Brown eyes are preferred. Open, round eyes are a defect.
Close coat with even thickness (smooth coat) and slightly wavy. Woolly and too long of coat is a defect.
Front legs straight with feathers. Hind legs well angulated with feathers on the thighs.
Round arched and closed. Too much hair is a defect.
Medium length with long feathers, carried straight. The outer third may curve upwards.

Requirements for Breeding

Both dogs should have no genetic defects, including hip dysplasia.
Both dogs have been judged to have normal temperment.
Both dogs should not be gushy.
Both dogs should be true to the standard.
Both dogs should have qualified in a NAVHDA Natural Ability Field test or its equivalent.

Gosch Kennels Small Munsterlander Homepage



Page Title                                  Last Updated

Breed Standard                                  11th April 2001Kyle_and_Alex_2.JPG (120373 bytes)

Breed History                                      18th April 2001

Living with a Large Munsterlander     4th May 2001

About Mistypoint Kennels                   11th April 2001

Meet my dogs                                    25th February 2002

Next litter due                                    30th April 2002

Roll of Honor                                      1st Sept 2001

How titles are gained in Australia      13th August 2001

More Munsterlander Pictures              4th May 2001

Group pictures                                    26th January 2002

Pets as therapy                                   19th April 2001

Agility Photo's                                     4th May 2001

Retrieving & Field                               29th April 2001

Obedience Photo's                             21st October 2001 

Previous litters                                   13th August 2001

Xmas Pictures                                    11th April 2001

Small Munsterlander                          18th April 2001

Links                                                   13th August 2001

Guestbook                                           4th May 2001

Web Rings                                          11th April 2001


Please note the pictures I have used are mostly ones that I own, or have taken at shows. Other photos I have been given permission to use (if they were not my photo's) either by having the photo sent to me or copying it from the persons website. There are some photo's of dogs I particularly like that I have also included, if you own these dogs in question and do not wish them to be included please let me know & I will remove the picture immediately. Also if I have included a picture of your dog I have taken at a show and you want it updated with a picture you prefer please send it to me and I will change over the photo.  If I have listed your dogs name in the Roll of Honor and you wish to add a photo e-mail me a jpeg picture or e-mail me for my postal address.   

Should you wish to use any pictures included on these pages (unless you own the dog) please contact me before copying them.  The little "Munster on point"  was created by and is owned by Tracie Edwards. 

All details included in the breed history has been gained from reading many articles, and collating the most common reports. Should you feel you have a more accurate recount of the breeds history please contact me so I can rectify any errors.