Little Muenster Spaniel

Other names: Petit Munsterlander, Kleiner Münsterländer, Kleiner Münsterländer Vorstehhund, Heidewachtel

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The Little Münster Spaniel is a medium-sized dog, powerfully and harmoniously built, of noble and elegant appearance and with lines of remarkable fluidity. The gait of the Little Muenster Spaniel is characterized by wide movements and covering a lot of ground.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin Germany
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 18 kg to 25 kg From 50 cm to 54 cm
Male From 18 kg to 25 kg From 52 cm to 56 cm
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History of the breed

the   Little Muenster Spaniel   descends from dogs Oysel long haired native of the Münster region and developed in the second half of the 19th century. Among them, we cite in particular the Red Heidebracke of Hanover, renamed Spaniel de la Lande, and the Dorster bred by Baron von Bevervörde-Lohburg. The Association of Small Pointing Dogs of Münster was founded in 1912. The first breed standard was established by Dr Friedrich Jungklaus 9 years later.

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Physical features

His coat: moderately long, of good thickness, smooth to moderately wavy in texture and offering the dog good protection against humidity and injury. Presence of fringes on the forelimbs and panties on the hind limbs.
Its color: two-tone brown and white, with a coat and speckles.
His head: displaying an expression full of nobility and elegance, well proportioned to the whole. The skull is sharply drawn, flat or slightly domed. The stop is only slightly marked, but visible, the nose is brown in color, the muzzle strong and long, the lips short, well joined and of color brown, the jaws powerful and articulated in scissors, the cheeks strong and muscular.
His ears: high set, of good width and ending in a point.
His eyes: medium large, ideally dark brown, not protruding or sunken.
His body: slightly longer than the height at the withers (no more than 5 cm difference) and therefore writable in a rectangle. The neck is muscular, dewlap, harmoniously blended throughout and gradually widens towards the trunk. The top line is straight, the back firm and well muscled, the loins short and broad, the croup wide, long and muscular, the chest high, the ribs well sprung and the bottom line slightly raised towards the back.
Its tail: moderately long, set high, generously fringed, thick at its attachment and tapering towards its end, drooping at rest and carried horizontally when the dog is in action.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

the   Little Muenster Spaniel   is a versatile hunting dog with remarkable intelligence and learning ability . He also emphasizes his balanced, social and friendly character . Very attached to his master , he enjoys working alongside him. When hunting, the Little Münster Spaniel shows a lot of self-sacrifice and resistance.

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the   Little Muenster Spaniel learns quickly and well when he feels loved and encouraged . No form of brutality should be used against him. Conversely, it is important to focus on rewards and motivation to make it a high quality work and life partner. The reminder is to be taught to him as soon as possible .

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

the   Little Muenster Spaniel   is a dog made for hunting and for work in general. It is therefore not intended to live in an apartment, but rather in a house with a large fenced garden , and the possibility of evolving regularly on natural grounds.


Ease of gaining weight

the   Little Muenster Spaniel   is an overall robust and resistant dog . Its hair gives it excellent protection against bad weather and shocks. There is no predisposition to a particular disease in this breed.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 4 and 6 puppies

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Little Muenster Spaniel is, on average, between 12 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Little Muenster Spaniel   is subject to a moult during which the hair loss is of moderate intensity. Its maintenance does not involve any particular constraint , requiring only basic care and a suitable diet.

It is recommended to brush the dog twice a week and to carefully examine its hair, skin, eyes, the inside of its ears and its paws after each outing in order to detect any debris or parasites.

Her teeth need to be brushed regularly to eliminate tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer.

Price and budget

Purchase price

€ 600
900 €

The purchase price of a Small Münster Spaniel is between € 600 and € 900.

Annual maintenance cost

400 €
600 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Little Muenster Spaniel is between € 400 and € 600.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

the   Little Muenster Spaniel   needs 1 to 2 long walks a day to keep him energized and energized.


Classifications & Standards
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(KC) The Kennel Club
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 7: Pointing dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1955


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