This reliable, devoted, calm and very friendly breed is commonly owned by forest rangers, as, with the right training, they make the ideal partner for this job. Compared with the other famous German hunting breed, the German Pointer, Large Munsterlanders are not as aloof and certainly have better hunting skills.
They also make much braver and more accomplished watchdogs than Pointers. They have the ability to concentrate for long hours at a time and show excellent endurance.
Large Munsterlanders are pretty calm dogs and enjoy attention from children. To be happy as family dogs, they need to be owned by someone who can give them enough mental stimulation along with lots of physical exercise. This breed needs a job to do, and if you are a jogger and want a running partner, they love being part of your daily exercise.
Their thick coat makes them weather resistant, and requires regular brushing. As they love to run through bushes and forests, their coats need to be checked for ticks and possible cuts, as there is not much that stops them when they are on the hunt.
|Life expectancy:||11-13 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||average|