Small Munsterlander Pointer

The small Munsterlander pointer originated in Munster, Germany during the late 1800s. The breed was developed with the goal of creating a versatile hunting dog that would track and hunt hare, deer, fox, quail, pheasant, geese, ducks and other fowl and small game. Today, the small Munsterlander pointer is a rare breed. Although recognized by the United Kennel Club, the small Munsterlander pointer remains unrecognized by the American Kennel Club.

The Small Munsterlander Pointer, or SM, is a medium-sized, well proportioned dog. SMs have long faces and muzzles and medium-sized, pendant ears. Their thick coats are wavy and medium-length. They also have feathering on the chest, hindlegs and tail. The coat of the SM has to be brushed regularly. Check the ears regularly to prevent infection. Personality: Small Musterlanders are happy, friendly and sweet-natured. They thrive on human companionship and are devoted to their families. They are fond of children and are excellent playmates. The Small Munsterlander Pointer is active dogs that need plenty of exercise on a daily basis. This dog breed loves being outdoors and are happiest when they can roam, play fetch or frisbee. They are friendly towards people they don't know and get on well with other dogs.

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Breed Type
Pure
Origin
Europe
Function
Life Span
12-14 Years
Other Names
Spion, Kleiner Munsterlander vorstehund, Hiedewachtel, Small Munsterlander, Small Munsterlander Pointer

Small Munsterlander Pointer Build Information

Size
Medium
Length (Male)
19-25 in.
Length (Female)
18-20 in.
Weight
41 - 65 lbs

The small Munsterlander pointer is actually a medium-sized dog, standing at an average height of 19 to 22 inches at the shoulders and weighing between 35 and 60 pounds. The coat is dense and medium in length, and the hair may be straight or wavy. Feathering is present on the tail and legs. The coat colors present as large brown patches on a solid white or ticked background. The earflaps hang downward, and the tail is carried horizontally. The Small Munsterlander Pointer, or SM, is a medium-sized, well proportioned dog.

SMs have long faces and muzzles and medium-sized, pendant ears.

Their thick coats are wavy and medium-length. They also have feathering on the chest, hindlegs and tail. The coat of the SM has to be brushed regularly. Check the ears regularly to prevent infection.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

The small Munsterlander pointer is a perfect hunting companion on the trails, but the breed adapts nicely to the role of family companion. They are affectionate, gentle and outgoing, and they get along with children and other dogs. They will get along with household cats as long as they are raised with them from an early age. Small Munsterlander pointers are intelligent and easy to train. They are also active, and they require plenty of daily physical exercise and mental stimulation. Small Musterlanders are happy, friendly and sweet-natured.

They thrive on human companionship and are devoted to their families.

They are fond of children and are excellent playmates. The Small Munsterlander Pointer is active dogs that need plenty of exercise on a daily basis. This dog breed loves being outdoors and are happiest when they can roam, play fetch or frisbee. They are friendly towards people they don't know and get on well with other dogs.

Appearance

Shedding
Moderate
Grooming
Low Maintenance

The coat of a small Munsterlander pointer requires minimal maintenance. Brush the coat once a week to remove dead hair and redistribute the natural oils for a healthy glow. The coat will also need to be brushed after hunting expeditions to remove brush and bramble and to prevent tangling.

The ears need to be checked whenever the dog is brushed, and the ears should be cleaned if dirt and debris are noted.

Use a wad of cotton or paper towels to blot out excess water from the ears after swimming. Brush the teeth every other day to eliminate plaque and tartar and reduce the risk for periodontal disease.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Very easy to train
  • For a rare hunting dog to tag along on the trails, the adaptable small Munsterlander pointer will also fill the role of affectionate family companion in the home
  • The small Munsterlander pointer originated in Germany
  • The small Munsterlander pointer is also called a spion, a kleiner Munsterlander vorstehund, a hiedewachtel and, simply, a small Munsterlander
  • The small Munsterlander pointer is an intelligent and active hunting dog that also makes a sociable family pet
  • The small Munsterlander pointer stands 19 to 22 inches tall and weighs 35 to 60 pounds
  • The small Munsterlander pointer has a high energy level
  • The small Munsterlander pointer requires minimal grooming
  • The average lifespan for a small Munsterlander pointer is 12 to 14 years

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Common Health Conditions in Small Munsterlander Pointers

Small Munsterlander pointers live average lifespans of 12 to 14 years. The breed is hardy with no known genetic health problems.

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