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Large Munsterlander

Large Munsterlander Dog Breed, Puppies, Breeders, History and Life Expectancy

The Large Munsterlander can be described as a dog that has a well balanced confirmation, which suggests an easy and steady drive and movement.

This breed, also called the Grosser Munsterlander, is a relatively new breed of German bird dogs. According to the information on Large Munsterlander history, this dog breed evolved from its smaller cousin in Munster, Germany, which is where it gets its name from. However, the difference between the Large Munsterlander and it smaller cousin includes more than just size.

The main characteristic of the Large Munsterlander dog is its black and white coloring. Although there are not many dogs of this breed around, the Large Munsterlander is recognized as a valued hunting dog in countries like Canada, England and Germany. These dogs are quite reliable on land as well as water.

They have a life expectancy of around 12 to 13 years.

The average height of the Large Munsterlander dog is between 23 and 25.5 inches and their weight is generally around 50 to 70 pounds, i.e., 23 to 32 kilos. Dogs belonging to this breed have a sufficiently broad head, which is rounded and gives the impression of dignity and stability. Their body is mainly white, but is covered with large black patches. They have dark and heavy lidded eyes. The female of this species generally has a shorter coat and therefore does not require a lot of dog grooming, which is why she can be brushed just once in around 3 days or so.

People who like in apartments are generally advised against keeping a large munsterlander dog, mainly because of their size as well as the fact that they are quite active, even when they are indoors, which could be a problem. When outdoors they like to play and also require a sufficient amount of exercise everyday. Hence, these dogs either need to be taken for a walk or a jog everyday. Experts state that these dogs will not suit people who are not very active, like the elderly people. The training of Large Munsterlander puppies should start from an early age, to prevent the appearance of undesirable behavior.

There is a lot of information easily available on dogs of this breed, through several resources, like pet articles, online resources and books. However, it is best for potential pet owners to consult a veterinarian or professional large munsterlander breeders for detailed and accurate information in the care and dog training of this breed.

  Submitted on September 5, 2011  

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