Dog Breed

Large Munsterlander

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Full Name
Large Munsterlander
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Life Span
11 - 13 years
Weight
50 - 75 pounds
Description

Affectionate, Lively, Loyal, Trustworthy, Trainable, Dependable

Origin
Germany
Bred For
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    Family Considerations
    Child Friendly

    Is the Large Munsterlander good with children?

    Yes, the Large Munsterlander is very friendly with children. We still recommend introductions to children while they are young so they get used to them, but the Large Munsterlander naturally loves children.
    Stranger Friendly

    Is the Large Munsterlander friendly with strangers?

    The Large Munsterlander is not automatically friendly with strangers and we would not recommend for a living situation with frequent guests.
    Dog Friendly

    Is the Large Munsterlander friendly with other dogs?

    The Large Munsterlander is not naturally friendly with other dogs, but with a good amount of early socialization as a puppy they can learn to get along with most breeds of dog. Proper training is required before letting the Large Munsterlander go off-leash or to dog parks.
    Likes to Cuddle

    Does the Large Munsterlander like to cuddle?

    The Large Munsterlander appreciates affection and that includes kisses and snuggles!
    Playfulness

    Does the Large Munsterlander like to play?

    The Large Munsterlander is playful both as a puppy and as an adult dog. As they get older they may appreciate their alone time, and may not be in the mood for constant play, but certainly will have plenty of time for play as well.
    Service Dog Ability

    Does the Large Munsterlander make a good service dog?

    The Large Munsterlander would not be a great fit as a service dog for several reasons.
    Overall Ease of Breed
    Ease for Novice

    Is the Large Munsterlander good for first-time owners?

    The Large Munsterlander would not be a good fit for first-time owners. A breed is only good for first-time owners if it is raised for home companionship, and is open to training and pleasing its owner.
    Training Potential

    How well can the Large Munsterlander be trained?

    The Large Munsterlander does not have high levels of training potential. There are exceptions, but the Large Munsterlander is not typically seen in competitions or as a service dog or police dog.
    Amount of Shedding

    Does the Large Munsterlander shed a lot?

    The Large Munsterlander sheds a lot! They may still shed less than a few other breeds, but be prepared for dog hair throughout the home and on your clothes.
    Ease of Grooming

    Is the Large Munsterlander easy to groom?

    The Large Munsterlander requires an average amount of grooming. Taking your Large Munsterlander to the pet salon will make your life easier, but its possible to groom a Large Munsterlander on your own as well.
    Exercise Need

    Does the Large Munsterlander need a lot of exercise?

    The Large Munsterlander requires an average amount of exercise. You should be ready to dedicate a couple of short walks or a larger dog park session each day for your Large Munsterlander to be happy and fulfilled.
    Personality
    Intelligence

    How smart is the Large Munsterlander?

    The Large Munsterlander has average intelligence. They are smart and witty, but do not need to be constantly challenged mentally, as some other breeds.
    Amount of Barking

    How much does the Large Munsterlander bark? Does the Large Munsterlander bark too much?

    The Large Munsterlander barks a lot. This is important to consider with your living situation- will it be ok when you leave them at home alone or will they disrupt the neighbors? The Large Munsterlander will oftentimes bark just to express their thoughts... even just to be heard!
    Guard Dog Ability

    Is the Large Munsterlander a good guard dog?

    The Large Munsterlander is not a dog breed necessarily known as a guard dog, but they are alert. The Large Munsterlander is protective of its family, and has above average tendencies when it comes to guarding property.
    Tolerates Being Alone

    Is the Large Munsterlander good at staying alone? Is the Large Munsterlander independent?

    The Large Munsterlander prefers having family around at all times, but can also do well when left alone. The Large Munsterlander still needs plenty of attention, but is independent, and can typically be left alone for several hours without issues.
    Home and Environment Considerations
    Good for Apartment Living

    Is the Large Munsterlander a good apartment dog?

    The Large Munsterlander is a very bad fit for apartment living and we would not recommend it.
    Size

    How big is the Large Munsterlander?

    The Large Munsterlander is one of the biggest dog breeds in the world. In the "giant" category!
    Tolerates Heat

    How much does the Large Munsterlander tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Large Munsterlander?

    The Large Munsterlander can tolerate some heat, but should not be over-exposed to hot weather. In general, they can live in hot weather climates, but would do best with air conditioning or at least a fan in their home, especially where they sleep.
    Tolerates Cold

    How much does the Large Munsterlander tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Large Munsterlander?

    The Large Munsterlander does very well in cold weather, and loves the snow. They were built for it!
    Potential to Run Away

    Does the Large Munsterlander try to run away?

    It is natural for the Large Munsterlander to run away. They are easily distracted and excited, so the urge to run away should be expected and prepared for- a fenced yard is important.
    Physical Characteristics
    General Health

    Is the Large Munsterlander a healthy dog? The health of a Large Munsterlander should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.

    The Large Munsterlander is healthy, but has an average number of health risks that should be taken into consideration.
    Energy Level

    How energetic is the Large Munsterlander?

    The Large Munsterlander has a good amount of energy and it's important to give the Large Munsterlander daily walks and ideally run time as well. A well-exercised dog is easier to train, and will be happier and have less likelihood for destructive habits.
    Amount of Drooling

    How much does the Large Munsterlander drool?

    The Large Munsterlander drools very little, typically to where it's never a concern.
    Prey Drive

    Does the Large Munsterlander have a large prey drive? Does the Large Munsterlander like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?

    The Large Munsterlander has average prey drive. They will probably enjoy chasing after birds and other small animals at the park, and it may be an issue at the home if you have small animals, but with some training and introduction can usually learn to live with them.
    Athleticism

    Is the Large Munsterlander atheltic?

    The Large Munsterlander is athletic and has average levels of endurance. They need a lot of exercise, and can be an exercise partner as long as it's nothing too extreme.
  1. Hound
  2. Mountain Type
  3. Large Munsterlander
The Large Munsterlander is a purebred dog that belongs to the Mountain Type sub group, which falls under the larger Hound dog breed group.
Hound group: The hound has traditionally been used alongside hunters to track or chase prey. Unlike retrievers who are bred primarily to retrieve and bring back the prey, hounds were typically bred to have excellent vision, scent, or speed to pursue the prey. Because of the Hound's excellent vision, scent, and focus, they are a common police and secret services dog. Hounds are typically categorized into either "scent hounds" or "sight hounds". Both exercise and mental stimulation is important for hounds because of their history. They want to feel they have a "job" and want to go to bed feeling they have done their day's duty.
Mountain Type sub-group: Mountain type dogs are rustic, powerful, and majestic. They are not a good dog for first time owners since they are demanding, and need an owner who they can respect and appreciate. Of course they need loving just like any other dog, but they are unique because they have these additional "expectations". In addition, mountain type dogs want to feel they always have some sort of "job" to do since they were bred to either protect a property or flock. Mountain dogs are similar to livestock guardian dogs in many ways, but have been raised on the mountains, and typically are better suited for extreme weather conditions, particularly cold weather. Mountain dogs are not always friendly with strangers or other dogs, since they are used to being in charge, and are protective. However, with family and small children they can be extremely loving, and enjoy a night cuddled up alongside you. Mountain Dogs bark a lot and love being outdoors, so they are probably the worst dog for an apartment.

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