Large Munsterlander

USD $400-$500 Price Avg.

Gun Dog



Breed Type



11-13 years


Breed Information

Group Gun Dog
Popularity/Rank 336
Origin Germany
Other Names Großer Münsterländer, Großer Münsterländer Vorstehhund, Large Munsterlander, Large Münsterländer
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $400-$500
How much does it cost to buy a Large Munsterlander?
Large Munsterlander are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $400 to $500 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Large Munsterlanders can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large
Weight Male: 61-70 pounds (27-31 kg) Female: 52-61 pounds (23-27 kg)
Height Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm),
Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
Lifespan 11-13 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion and Hunting Dog
Date of Origin 1890
Ancestry German

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Thick
Coat Colors Black & White, Blue
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown, Hazel, Amber, Green, Blue
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Tan, Grey
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Silver, Chocolate, Liver, Roan, White, Blue Roan, Orange Roan
Coat Length 70-80 cm
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Double-Coated
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, shedding blade, undercoat rake, mat comb, nail clippers.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Brave, Caring, Cheerful, Courageous, Daring, Intelligent, Obedient
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Bloat, Cataracts, Ear Infections, Hip Dysplasia, Osteochondrosis, Skin Irritation
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 30 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3.5 cups
Daily Cost $50-$75
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Large Munsterlander have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-9 puppies (Once a year.)


The Large Munsterlander is a medium-sized, versatile hunting dog that originated in Germany. It is a loyal and intelligent breed that makes an excellent companion for active families. The Large Munsterlander has a strong, muscular body with a long, thick coat of fur that can be either black or brown in color. Its head is broad and its ears are long and floppy. Its eyes are dark brown and its muzzle is slightly pointed.

The lifespan of the Large Munsterlander is between 12 to 14 years, with an average size of 22 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder and weighing between 55 to 75 pounds. The coat colors range from black to brown with white markings on the chest, feet, muzzle, and tail tip.

The personality of the Large Munsterlander is friendly yet independent; they are eager to please their owners but also have an independent streak which makes them great hunters as well as family pets. They are highly intelligent dogs who love being around people but can also be aloof when it comes to strangers or other animals they don’t know well.

Large Munsterlanders are very friendly with other dogs as well as children and other animals if properly socialized from an early age; however they may be wary of strangers until they get used to them. They have a strong prey drive so it’s important for owners to keep them on leash when out in public areas where there may be small animals such as cats or rabbits present.

The temperament of the Large Munsterlander is alert yet gentle; they make great watchdogs due to their alertness but will not bark excessively unless provoked or alarmed by something unusual happening around them. They need plenty of exercise every day in order for them to stay healthy both physically and mentally; this includes regular walks, playtime sessions, agility training sessions etc., all which help keep their minds stimulated while providing physical activity at the same time

The health of the Large Munsterlander should always be monitored closely by its owner; common health issues include hip dysplasia (a condition where the hip joint does not fit properly into its socket), eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma (an increase in pressure within the eye), ear infections due to their long ears trapping moisture inside them etc., all which should be treated promptly if noticed by your vet

The adaptability level of this breed is quite high; they do best when living indoors with access outdoors for exercise purposes but can also live outdoors provided that adequate shelter from extreme weather conditions such as rain/snow/heat etc., are provided for them at all times

The benefits of having a large munsterlander dog as pet include: loyalty towards their owners - these dogs form strong bonds with their owners making them excellent companions; intelligence - these dogs learn quickly making training easier than some other breeds; versatility - these dogs can excel at many different activities including hunting/tracking/agility competitions etc.; low maintenance grooming needs - these dogs require minimal grooming due to their short coats meaning less time spent brushing/bathing etc.; good watchdog abilities - these dogs will alert you if something unusual happens around your home making it safer overall

All in all, owning a large munsterlander dog can provide you with many years of joyous companionship if given proper care throughout its life span!


The Large Munsterlander is a German breed of dog. It is named after the region of Musterland in Germany, where it was first bred. The Large Munsterlander is a versatile hunting dog, used for hunting a variety of game including deer, fox, and hare. It is also used as a tracking and search and rescue dog. The Large Munsterlander was nearly extinct after World War II, but has since been revived and is now a popular breed in Germany and other countries.

The Large Munsterlander is thought to be descended from the German Spitz and the Great Dane. It was first bred in the region of Musterland in Germany in the 19th century. The Large Munsterlander was used as a versatile hunting dog, able to hunt a variety of game including deer, fox, and hare. The breed nearly became extinct after World War II, but was revived by a few dedicated breeders. The Large Munsterlander is now a popular breed in Germany and other countries.