Grosser Munsterlander Vorstehhund

The Grosser M�nsterl�nder Vorstehhund (or Large Munsterlander) is a medium to large and versatile gundog originating in Germany. This squarely built, balanced and multilateral dog came into existence as a colour variant in 1800's as only liver and white dogs of German Long-haired Pointers were acceptable. This breed was separated from its smaller cousin not only due to its larger size but also for its black and white colouring. It was recognized as a separate dog breed in 1919 by UKC and its official standard was written in 1921.

According to the breed standards, the dog stands between 23-25.5 inches and weighs between 50-70 lbs. The head is elongated with sufficiently broad and slightly rounded skull. Muzzle is strong and long with a straight nose bridge. Black nose is pronounced. Medium size eyes are brown coloured. Broad ears are set high on the head and lie flat and close to the head. Squarely built body is well balanced with firm and strong back. Wide and deep chest with well sprung ribs and well-muscled loin give the body an athletic impression with a slightly tucked up belly. The long tail is carried floppy. Coat is moderately long with straight or slightly wavy hair. It comes in either predominantly black or predominantly white colour. This medium to large size dog is browny, tough and elegant dog.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by other major kennel clubs like UKC, FCI, KC, ANKC, NZKC.

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