This sturdy breed can be distinguished from its larger relative not only by its size, but also by its coloration, which is invariably liver and white. It is otherwise of similar type, being a powerful, muscular dog very well suited to working in the field for long periods.
History of Small Münsterländer
The breed’s origins can be traced back to Westphalia in Germany. It was developed from crossings involving French spaniels and dogs similar to the Dutch Partridge Dog. It was used as a bird dog, and valued especially for its pointing skills. It reached its greatest prominence in the early 1900s.
This good-natured dog is now becoming more popular outside Germany.
Other Names of Small Münsterländer: Kleiner Miinsteriander Vorstehhund, Heidewachtel, Spion.
Identification keys of Small Münsterländer
predominantly liver-coloured head
signs of feathering
sleek coat with signs of feathering
variable amount of ticking
skin is tight over body
strong, rather setter-like body
thick feet with thick pads
considerable feathering at back of hidlegs
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