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Large Munsterlander


Illustration of Large Munsterlander

The Large Munsterlander was developed on the same root stock as the German Long Haired Pointer but selective breeding embedded the black/white colour as the breed's hallmark. He is an excellent versatile gundog. The first breed club was founded in Germany in 1919 and the breed was recognised by the Kennel Club in 1971.

The Gundog Breed Group

Dogs that were originally trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded. This group is divided into four categories - Retrievers, Spaniels, Hunt/Point/Retrieve, Pointers and Setters - although many of the breeds are capable of doing the same work as the other sub-groups. They make good companions, their temperament making them ideal all-round family dogs.

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