that much credit should be given to a man by the name of Edmund Loens for
developing the breed. By the 19th century, he used dogs from two different
lines and used these primarily to develop his foundation stock. One barked
on track and this trait is still valued in Germany. The other line were slower
in search, stoutly built and were outstanding using their nose.
Munsterlanders was in the early 1900's. The popularity of the breed grew
and some Small Munsterlanders were exported to other countries.
wars created confusion to clubs as hunters could not afford to keep their
from dogs and lost or had registration papers destroyed. It wasn't until 1946
that the Small Munsterlanders Club was revived. One of the primary
objectives of the Small Munsterlanders Club was to consolidate all Small
Munsterlanders that survived the war. Many of the registration papers for
these dogs had been lost. In order to ensure that these dogs had good
hunting abilities and could produce the characteristics of the Small
Munsterlanders, they studied the first litter. Those that met the criteria for
the breed standard were declared to be a "pure" specimen and could be used
for further reproduction.
Results of continuous monitoring and emphasis on increasing the positive
qualities of the breed is the reason we find the present day Small
Munsterlanders to have great temperament, intelligent, biddable, adaptable
and a well-balanced, versatile dog for upland game and for waterfowl. In
addition to the outstanding field performance, this breed is well known for
being a great family companion.
United States, click on the following link: www.smallmunsterlander.org