Small Munsterlanders are extremely intelligent, trainable, and attentive but require gentle and patient training. Coupled with their intelligence, if they determine an owner to be inconsistent or indecisive, the owner might find that the dog will challenge the owner. For training, both voice and hand signals are used, and a Small Munsterlander will routinely look back to check in with the hunter for silent signals at intervals when on hold or pointing. They have a very strong prey drive and enjoy rewarding their owner with productive hunts. They thrive with hunting or comparable challenging exercise for an hour or more every day. They are strong swimmers, especially when compared to other short-haired hunting breeds.
Lack of regular and sufficient exercise and mental challenge will likely result in unwanted behavior, which is common in highly intelligent, driven breeds. The Small Munsterlander is a happy, affectionate family pet when in the house, while remaining a keenly focused, even driven, hunter-pointer-retriever when in the field. They are not suited to life in a kennel because of their sociable nature and need to interact with people – they need to live in the home of their family. Small Munsterlanders will pick an individual person to bond most closely with, typically the one who hunts with the dog, but will revel in the company of the rest of the family as well. When raised with other pets in the household, such as cats they can coexist happily though they may enjoy a game of chase and point. Unfamiliar small animals outdoors will not be tolerated in the same way.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Small Munsterlander Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
Od Pstruzi ricky, Jana Smidova Mobile: 777 085 663 firstname.lastname@example.org
GAUTENG ; Musterland, Agnes & Peter Rudniccy +(48) 505 701 999 email@example.com
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CO ; Felsenberg, Russ and Kimberly Grenier +303-742-0074
IL ; Ivanoff’s, Bud Ivanoff +708-638-2081
MI ; Hunters Moon, Kevin Crowley 616-292-6385 Small Munsterlander Club of North America
NE ; von Richter Cliff and Shane Richter +402-393-2225
WI ; Driftless, Jay Sandman +952-277-9248