Large Munsterlander Description
The colors of the coat should be black and white, and the coat will typically have black patches. The Large Munsterlander should never have a coat which is a solid black color. While some of these dogs may have coats that are brown, this is rare. The ears should be wide, and the tips should have a circular shape. The teeth of these dogs should be in the form of a scissors bite. While the coat of the Large Munsterlander should be long and thick, it should not be coarse.
Also Known As
- Grosser Munsterlander
- Grosser Munsterlander Vorstehhund
Country of Origin
The Large Munsterlander is an intelligent dog that is known for its obedience. Despite their size, these are excellent house dogs. They are simple to train, and they will not run away from their owners. These dogs are dependent on the companionship of those that own them. Instead of being a mere pet, the Large Munsterlander will be a friend of those that care for it. These dogs don’t like to be alone, and can become destructive if they are left alone for long periods of time. While they are good retrievers, they don’t make good guard dogs.
While the Large Munsterlander are healthy dogs, they may suffer from hip dysplasia because of their size. This breed has a maximum life expectancy of 13 years.
The Large Munsterlander is a dog that was bred to hunt, and owners will need to give it sufficient amounts of exercise. Owners will want to make sure they are exercised for 30 minutes each day. These dogs love to be outside, and they are happiest when they are allowed to run free in a secure area. This breed has lots of energy and is not good for those who are inactive or physically unfit. These dogs are large, and will not function well in apartments. Owners will want to make sure they are placed in a large yard.
Special Grooming Needs
The female Large Munsterlander has a short coat that does not need large amounts of grooming. The males have longer coats that will need to be brushed or combed each day. These dogs will shed large amounts of fur during the spring months. Owners will want to groom these dogs extensively during this time.