Originally from the Münster region of Germany.
Intelligent, energetic, easily trained and usually friendly dogs.
Enjoy participating in dog sports such as field trials, tracking, agility, and obedience, or retrieving items such as tennis balls or Frisbees.
May engage in chasing small pets or wildlife, barking, or digging.
Some may be full of nervous energy requiring lots of exercise.
Did You Know?
The ‘Münsterlander’ part of the Large Münsterlander’s name comes from the fact these dogs are originally from the Münster region of Germany. (The second part is because there’s also a smaller version.)
They were originally bred in the early 1900s to be fine hunting dogs and are commonly thought to be descended from the German Longhaired Pointer, which was crossed with Gordon Setters and Irish Setters in the 1850s.
With their characteristically long black-and-white coats, they became an officially recognized breed in 1919. Since then, they have continued to slowly spread around the world.
That’s mostly down to breeders who really love these dependable and friendly dogs. We know how they feel.
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