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C - Litter Whelped January 4, 2013
Lilly (Fallbrook Runs- Aili)
Small Munsterlanders originate from Germany where they're known as Kleiner Munsterlander (fka Kleiner Munsterlander Vorstehhund). Depending on the country in which the owner and dog reside, their name could vary. In the US and Canada, the dog is known as a Small Munsterlander or SM.
SM’s are one of the newest versatile hunting breeds to gain popularity in the US. While they may be a new breed to the US and Canada, they have been known in Germany and Europe since the 13th or 14th century. In Europe, the SM are natural hunters and are bred to find, point, track, and retrieve upland birds, waterfowl and fur-bearing animals. In the US, they are primarily used for hunting upland birds and waterfowl. The SM is very intelligent, capable dog with great noses and excellent water skills.
SM’s are wonderful family dogs and are excellent with children. Even though they are hunting dogs, they make great house dogs and love human companionship. SM’s enjoy showing their love for their families by giving “munster kisses”. If you are not careful, you may find your SM in your bed and sharing your pillow.
Unlike other hunting breeds, the SM is not high strung indoors but when taken out in the field, they go full bore. This breed has an intense desire to hunt, track and retrieve. They have strong water skills and are quick to dive in when a pond, lake or river is encountered.
The SM coat is smooth and there should be feathering on the legs and tail. The hair on the ears should be slightly wavy. Their color is brown, white, white ticked with brown (roan); tan markings on the muzzle and eyes is permitted. Their size can range between 20.5 to 22 inches in height at the shoulders for the males; 19.75 to 21.25 inches for females.