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Large Munsterlander Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Large Munsterlander so you can get to know the breed more.

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Large Munsterlander
OriginGermany
Other Names
What other names does the Large Munsterlander have? The dog breed also known as...
Großer Münsterländer, Großer Münsterländer Vorstehhund, Large Munsterlander, Large Münsterländer
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Large Munsterlander recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Large Munsterlander recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Large Munsterlander breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerica's Pet RegistryAustralian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubAmerican Canine Association, Inc.
Price
How much does the Large Munsterlander puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Large Munsterlander price:
$400-$500
If you choose to purchase the Large Munsterlander, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Large Munsterlander for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Large Munsterlander gets to a happy place.

Large Munsterlander General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Large Munsterlander size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Large Munsterlander weigh? Large Munsterlander weight:
Male: 61-70 pounds (27-31 kg) Female: 52-61 pounds (23-27 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Large Munsterlander? Large Munsterlander average weight:
Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Large Munsterlander? Large Munsterlander height:
Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Large Munsterlander average height:
Male: 25 inch (63 cm), Female: 23 inch (58 cm)

Large Munsterlander Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Large Munsterlander have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseThick
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Large Munsterlander's coat?
Black & WhiteBlue
Grooming
How to groom the Large Munsterlander and how often?
Average: The Large Munsterlander requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Large Munsterlander, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Large Munsterlander dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Großer Münsterländer? Large Munsterlander shedding level:
Large Munsterlanders shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Large Munsterlander Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Large Munsterlander have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateCourageousObedientIntelligentCheerful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Large Munsterlander? Are they intelligent?
Average: Large Munsterlander's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Large Munsterlander dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Large Munsterlanders are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Large Munsterlander is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Large Munsterlander sensitivity:
Large Munsterlanders don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Large Munsterlanders are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Großer Münsterländer need? Large Munsterlander social needs:
Large Munsterlanders are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Large Munsterlander dogs bark a lot? Why does my Großer Münsterländer Vorstehhund bark?
Average: The Large Munsterlander barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Large Munsterlander good as a watchdog?
Large Munsterlanders are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Large Munsterlander dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Large Munsterlanders strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Large Munsterlander bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Großer Münsterländer? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Large Munsterlander? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Large Munsterlander has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Large Munsterlander do?
Large Munsterlanders have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Large Munsterlanders need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Large Munsterlander to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Large Munsterlander roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Large Munsterlander is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Large Munsterlander have high prey drive?
Large Munsterlanders have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Large Munsterlanders are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Large Munsterlander good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Large Munsterlanders are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Large Munsterlanders adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Large Munsterlanders do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Large Munsterlander dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Large Munsterlander Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Large Munsterlanders are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Large Munsterlander dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Large Munsterlander and children:
Large Munsterlanders are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Large Munsterlander dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Large Munsterlanders are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Large Munsterlander good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Large Munsterlander dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Large Munsterlanders are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Large Munsterlander can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Large Munsterlanders good office dogs? Do Large Munsterlanders make good office friendly dogs? Can Large Munsterlanders be office dogs?
No
Large Munsterlander is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Large Munsterlander dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Großer Münsterländer temperament with senior people? Are Large Munsterlander dogs good for elderly owners?
Large Munsterlanders are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Large Munsterlander dogs get along with other pets? Are Large Munsterlander dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Large Munsterlanders are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Large Munsterlander breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Large Munsterlanders are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Large Munsterlander be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Large Munsterlander is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Large Munsterlander be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Large Munsterlander is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Large Munsterlander be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Large Munsterlander is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Large Munsterlander be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Large Munsterlander is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Large Munsterlander be a boat dog?
Not really
Large Munsterlander breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Large Munsterlander be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Large Munsterlander is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Large Munsterlander Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Large Munsterlander dogs have health problems?
Large Munsterlanders tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Large Munsterlander breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Large Munsterlander breed? Health risks of Large Munsterlander:
BloatCataractsEar InfectionsHip DysplasiaOsteochondrosisSkin Irritation
Life Expectancy
How long do Large Munsterlander dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Large Munsterlander be?
11-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Large Munsterlander breed hypoallergenic?
No
Large Munsterlanders don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Large Munsterlander have?
Large Munsterlanders are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Large Munsterlander dogs require per day?
Large Munsterlanders need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Large Munsterlanders don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Large Munsterlander need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Large Munsterlander risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Large Munsterlander's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Large Munsterlander's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Large Munsterlander has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Large Munsterlander drool?
The Large Munsterlander is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Large Munsterlander could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Large Munsterlander. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Large Munsterlander Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Large Munsterlander: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Large Munsterlander have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Large Munsterlander have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-9 puppies

Large Munsterlander Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Large Munsterlanders are very easy to train.
  • Drooling tendency: The Large Munsterlander is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Large Munsterlander has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Adaptability: Large Munsterlanders adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Large Munsterlanders are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Large Munsterlanders are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Large Munsterlanders are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Large Munsterlanders tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Large Munsterlanders don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Large Munsterlanders are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: Large Munsterlanders have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Large Munsterlander is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Large Munsterlanders do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Large Munsterlander is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Large Munsterlanders are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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