Small Munsterlander Pointer is a german dog breed. In Germany, where the Small Munsterlander Pointer originated, the breed is known as the Kleiner Munsterlander. This dog breed has been known as a versatile hunting dog for more than 500 years. These dogs were owned by the common people who used them to point, track, and retrieve game for the dinner table.
Small Munsterlander Pointers stand 19 to 22 inches tall and weigh 35 to 55 pounds. They have brown eyes and dropped ears. The body is longer than it is tall, and the tail is of medium length. The undercoat is soft, while the outer coat is straight to slightly wavy with feathering on the ears, legs, and tail. The coat is brown and white. For much of its history, this breed was bred for performance rather than appearance. The coat needs twice weekly brushing to keep it free of tangles.
If the Small Munsterlander Pointer dog has been working in the field, the coat will need additional brushing to remove burrs and grass seeds. This is an active dog breed that needs daily exercise. If not used for hunting on a regular basis, the Small Munsterlander Pointer dogs need a chance to go for a long run or even for a swim (the Small Munsterlander Pointer breed loves water). They also enjoy retrieving, which can be great exercise. All exercise should be on leash or within a fenced-in yard.
Although generally easy to train, the Small Munsterlander Pointer breed was bred to be a persistent hunter and can be stubborn. Training should not be harsh or forceful; this will cause the dog to fight back. Instead, this breed is generally eager to please and will do much better with a varied, fair, and fun training method. A bored Small Munsterlander will invent ways to amuse herself.
The Small Munsterlander Pointer is still a popular hunting dog, especially in Europe, but is also a wonderful family pet. These dogs are very affectionate and good with children and other dogs. They do have a strong prey drive and should not be trusted with smaller pets. The primary health concern is hip dysplasia.