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Large Münsterländer

The Large Münsterländer can be instantly distinguished from its smaller relative by its distinctive coloration, which is a striking combination of black and white, rather than liver and white. The larger breed should also have ticking or roaning in the white.

History of Large Münsterländer

Originally, the German Long-haired Pointer Club accepted only liver-and-white dogs for registration, and so black-and-white pups were often simply given away. It was from these that the Large Münsterländer evolved.


The first breed club for this dog was formed in 1919.

Other Names of Large Münsterländer: Grosser Miinsterlander Vorstehhund.

Identification keys of Large Münsterländer

  • ark brown, mediumsized eyes
  • well-formed black nose
  • strong, muscular neck
  • broad round-tipped ears, fying flat on the sides
  • broad, slightly rounded head
  • solid back, sloping slightly downwards
  • tail is in line with back, tapering to the tip
  • wide chest with good depth
  • taut abdomen
  • straight forelegs
  • strong, black nails
  • dense hair between toes

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