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Small Munsterlanders

Size: Medium

Weight: 32 - 34 lbs.

Height: 19" - 22"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Germany

Also Known As: Kleiner Munsterlander, Vorstehhund, Heidelwachtel, Spion

Group: Gun Dog

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


Although it was originally developed as a bird dog, both selective and planned breeding has created a breed that is dependent on personality for survival. Thus, this is a breed that is happy, easily trained and somewhat carefree. Small Munsterlanders have an inborn instinct to retrieve and play. This breed is a devoted member of its family.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


The Small Munsterlander has been around since the Middle Ages. However it was "rediscovered" in the 1900s."