Colour: Head solid black. Body white or blue roan with black patches, flecked, ticked, or combination of these
Lifespan: 12 to 13 years
The Large Munsterlander; a keen worker, alert and energetic as well as trustworthy and affectionate.
Loyalty to their owners comes high on the Munsterlander's list of priorities, with exercise a close second. These strong-willed dogs are full of energy and will play games all day if they can. The Small Munsterlander is a different breed that looks similar, but is smaller, and the coat is liver instead of black.
Originally bred as a colour variation of the German Wirehaired Pointer for tracking, pointing and retrieving on land and in water.
This dog is energetic and playful, and interested in scents.
High. Needs exercise both inside and outside the house.
Owners: biddable, loyal
Children: usually tolerant, may be too boisterous for young children
Other pets: good
Strangers: usually good if well socialized
Unfamiliar Dogs: usually friendly
Experienced, active owner who can set clear guidelines for behaviour and provide plenty of activity, play and training.
Some lines can be strong-willed and prone to status-related aggression with gentle owners, and unless well socialized may see strangers as a threat.
This dog's feathers will bring in mud and dirt from outside.
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