The Large Munsterlander is a gundog, originating from Germany. It belongs to the
Hunt, Point and Retrieve Group, along with most other gundogs originating from the
continent. These are often described as an 'all round gundog', making them an ideal
'rough shooting' dog. Ideal for working in woodland, banking, rough cover and root
fields, they will work steadily and thoroughly.
The Large Munsterlanders love of water makes it an ideal duck or wildfowling gundog.
They have excellent natural ability for tracking and retrieving wounded game, giving
them great popularity as a 'deer dog'. To obtain a working certificate for 'Deer
Work' in its homeland, it must follow a four hour old blood trail and find its quarry.
Generally most of the tests in Germany are now run on trails over 20 hours old.
Because of their good game finding and strong natural pointing ability they are also
popular with falconers.
THE LARGE MUNSTERLANDER: AN ALL ROUND GUNDOG
OF THE BREED
We are committed to promoting the breed as first and foremost a useful working Gundog
and would like to see more LMs competing in Field Trials and Working Tests, attending
days and Natural Aptitude Tests and not forgetting out and about in the grass roots
of the shooting field. That is not to say we don’t have some excellent competitors
amongst our membership with dogs that are truly ambassadors for our breed.
If you are interested in a Large Munsterlander as a shooting companion, and are not
sure whether our breed would suit your needs; if you have a Large Munsterlander and
are interested in training your dog to the gun, competing in the various tests and
trials or if you are just intrigued by your dog’s natural ability to hunt, point
and retrieve but don’t know how to proceed, please feel free to contact the Field
Trial Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org