Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Large Munsterlander

Large Munsterlander
The large Munsterlander is a black and white variety of the German Longhaired Pointer. Its ancestors can be traced back to the 9th Century. The large Munsterlander was introduced to Australia and recognised by the Australian National Kennel Council in 1983.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

The average lifespan of a large Munsterlander is 12 to 16 years.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

This is an affectionate and energetic breed. Perfect for active individuals or families. They are very loyal and like nothing better than to be with their owners as much as possible. Though they may be left alone at times, they are not a breed to be shut away for long periods. They are a naturally clean dog and not destructive, especially if raised with plenty of toys or objects of their own. They are slow to mature and the males often require firmer handling than bitches. They respond very well to positive training, praising being rich reward for doing your bidding. A highly intelligent breed, they can predict your actions, often reminding you of the time, especially dinnertime.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

The large Munsterlander was primarily bred as a multi-purpose gundog, and maintains a strong hunting instinct.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The Large Munsterlander's coat is very low maintenance. It has a medium length coat that lies close to its body, with slightly longer coat on its legs, underside and tail. Their coat is very easy to keep clean, as the dirt drops out when dry. They do require occasional brushing as the longer coat can mat if left unattended. It is important to remember that this breed is very energetic and while they can be kept in small back yards they do require regular exercise.

IN CONCLUSION

If you want to know more about the Munsterlander, you can contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Tracie Edwards Mistypoint SA Contact
Sue & Brian Nicks Rheinmunst SA Contact
Samara Hinton (& Dr R Mrs K Lees) Ratek VIC Contact
Jill Simmons Goolgowie VIC Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)