Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Large Munsterlander

(Grosser Münsterländer Vorstehhund)

Large Munsterlander


ORIGIN

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Germany.

PUBLISHED

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29.10.2013.
KC
February 2009

UTILISATION

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Versatile, useful multi-purpose gundog. His strength is his work after the shot.

CLASSIFICATION

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Group 7Pointing Dogs
Section 1.2Continental Pointing Dogs, Spaniel type
With working trial

KC
Gundog

TRANSLATION

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Mrs.Peggy Davis.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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The historical development of the large Munsterlander goes back to the white/particolour bird and hawking dog of the Middle Ages via the Stöberhund and Wachtelhund to the Pointer of the 19th century. The Large Munsterlander as well as the Small Munsterlander and the Deutsch-Langhaar (German Longhair) belong to the family of the longhaired German Pointing Dogs, whose planned breeding began towards the end of the 19th Century. After the « German Longhair Club » finally excluded the black colour from breeding in 1909, the « Club for the pure breeding of the black and white Münsterland Pointers » (founded in 1919) took over the breeding of the black and white Longhair.
After incorporating the remainder of these native Longhairs, in particular from West-Münsterland and lower Saxony, onto a foundation list, the Club began the planned breeding of the Large Munsterlander in 1922.
The foundation list comprised 83 dogs. Descendants of the dogs on the original list were entered into the stud book for Large Munsterlander. The Club keeping the stud records is the « Verband Grosse Münsterländer e.V. », to date organised in eight independent regional groups. The « Verband Grosse Münsterländer » is a member of the V.D.H. (Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen) and of the Federation of Working Gundogs (JGHV).

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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Strong muscular body, yet racy general impression. Expression of intelligence and nobility. Clean outline.
KC
Alert and energetic, with strong muscular body, having good movement with drive.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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Length of body and height at withers should, as near as possible, be equal. Length of body can exceed height at withers by 2 cm.
KC
Multi-purpose gundog, ideal for the rough shooter. Excellent nose, staying power, and works equally well on land and in water. A keen worker, easily taught.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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The most important qualities are to be tractable and easily taught, dependable for use as a gundog, in particular after the shot. Lively temperament without being nervous.
KC
Loyal, affectionate and trustworthy.

HEAD

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Noble and elongated, with intelligent outlook. Definite well muscled chin.
KC
Well proportioned to body, elongated. Skull sufficiently broad, slightly rounded, with no pronounced occiput. Strong jaw muscles, well formed black nose, wide soft nostrils, slight rise from the nasal bone to the forehead but no pronounced stop. Lips slightly rounded, and well fitting.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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Stop

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Modest.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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Pronounced black nose leather.

Muzzle

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Strong, long and well developed for its use. Bridge of nose straight.
KC
Strong and sound, with well developed teeth, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Lips

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Not pendulous.

Jaws/Teeth

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Strong and complete dentition (42 teeth) with well formed canines and perfect scissor bite.

Eyes

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The darker the better; eyelids tightly fitting.
KC
Intelligent, medium size, dark brown, not deep-set or protruding. No haw showing.

Ears

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Broad and set high, lying flat and close to the head, with a rounded tip. Hair on the ears should be long, extending beyond the tip.

Leathers

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Broad, set on fairly high, rounded at tips, close fitting.

NECK

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Strong and well muscled with noble curve.
KC
Strong, muscular, slightly arched, joining the shoulder and chest smoothly.

BODY

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Firm, strong back, short coupled, slightly higher at the withers, sloping smoothly towards the croup and tail. Wide, well-muscled loin, wide croup, ribs well sprung, deep and reaching well up to the loin. Taut abdomen, slightly tucked up. Length of body, measured from point of shoulder to point of buttock should, ideally, be equal to height at withers, but may exceed height at withers by 2cm.

Withers

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Medium height, long, well muscled.

Back

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Short, firm, straight.

Loin

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Pronounced, protected by taut muscles.

Croup

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Long, broad, sloping only slightly, well muscled.

Chest

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Broad when seen from front, deep seen from side with definite forechest.

Underline and belly

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Lightly tucked up, taut, slim. Flanks short and set high.

TAIL

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Carried horizontally or slightly higher. Seen from side in continuation of the upper line, without break.
KC
Docked: Previously, docking of tip of tail was optional Undocked: Well set on, in line with the back. Base thick, tapering evenly towards the tip, well feathered. It should be carried horizontally or curved slightly upwards.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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Legs straight, strong and well muscled. Correct angulations.
KC
Chest, wide and with good depth of brisket. Shoulders laid well back, forelegs straight, pasterns strong.

Shoulder

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Shoulder blade close fitting to the ribs.

FORELEGS

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Pastern

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Springy.

FEET

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Tight, moderately rounded and well knuckled with dense hair between the toes, well padded. Strong nails.

Forefeet

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Of moderate length and roundness, tight toes; dewclaws.

Hind feet

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As front feet. Dewclaws are to be removed.

HINDQUARTERS

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Strong, taut muscles. Vertical stance; correct angulation of stifle and hock joints.
KC
Hips broad. Well muscled thighs, well turned stifles, hocks well let down.

HIND LEGS

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GAIT / MOVEMENT

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Springy walk and trot, covering ground, with long stride. Gallop elastic, animated with necessary drive and long bound.
KC
Free, long-striding, springy gait.

SKIN

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Taut.

COAT

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HAIR

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Long and dense, yet sleek and not curly or stand off as this hinders hunting ability. Typical long-hair. The coat must be specially long and dense on backs of front and hind legs (well feathered) in both dogs and bitches. Also on the tail the hair must be particularly long. The strongest tail feathering should be in the medium part of its length. Hair on leathers should be long (good fringes) and reach clearly and evenly over the tip of the leathers (leather ends of ears not desirable). Hair on head is short and smooth.
KC
Hair long and dense, but not curly or coarse. Well feathered on front and hindlegs and on tail, more so in dogs than in bitches. Hair must lie short and smooth on the head.

COLOUR

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White with black patches and spots or blue roan. Head black, white snip or blaze admissible.
KC
Head solid black, white blaze, snip or star allowed. Body white or blue roan with black patches, flecked, ticked, or combination of these.

SIZE

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Height: dogs: 60-65 cms (231/2-251/2 ins); bitches 58-63 cms (23-25 ins).

Height at withers

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Height at shoulder (average) Dogs 60-65 cm, Bitches 58-63 cm.

Weight

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Weight Approx. 30 kg.

FAULTS

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Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
  • Skull too broad. Too much stop.
  • Roman nose, dish face; lacking pigment completely or only spots.
  • Lips loose or pendulous.
  • Slight faults of teeth and bite Pincer bite, double PM1 absence of 1-2 premolars (PM1) or of the 3rd molars (M3).
  • Eye too light. Visible red haw.
  • Ears low set, standing away from head.
  • Neck too short, too long, too thick, too thin; dewlap.
  • Withers too low, too short.
  • Back too long, hollow or roach back.
  • Loins with slack muscles. Transition to rump not harmonious; overbuilt.
  • Croup short, narrow, falling away sharply.
  • Chest barrel shaped, narrow, not deep enough, lack of forechest.
  • Belly too tucked up, set too low.
  • Tail carried sideways, rolled upwards, kinky or ring tail.
  • Front legs Angulations too steep, protruding or twisted elbows. Weak pastern. Too narrow or too wide in front.
  • Hind legs Angulations too steep; cow-hocked or bow-legged as well as too wide or too close behind.
  • Feet round cat-feet, long harefeet, slpayed feet. Pidgeon-toed or fiddle front.
  • Walking and trotting short, stiff, mincing. Gallop Short, stiff leap; too little drive.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

MINOR FAULTS

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DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Pale nose leather.
  • Entropion, ectropion.
  • Overshot or undershot mouth, wry mouth; missing incisors or canines, missing molars and premolars (except 2 PM1 and M3).
  • Colours which do not conform to the breed standard.
  • Gun shy or gun-sensitive in any degree. Shyness of living game, fear biter, fear of strangers.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.