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Weight: 50-70 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate
The Large Munsterlander Pointer is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-11 years
The Large Munsterlander Pointer is a large dog breed that is healthy and hardy. This breed has fewer known medical conditions than most other breeds. With that said, it is important that you work with a reputable breeder to ensure that your puppy is healthy too.
Some of the medical conditions you need to know about include eye problems, osteochondrosis, and hip dysplasia.
Eye problems may appear in your Large Munsterlander Pointer, and they can range from something minor to something much more severe. It is important that you work closely with a veterinarian to ensure that your pup’s eyes are screened regularly to catch problems early on.
Some of the most common eye problems in dogs include dry eyes, eye irritations, cataracts, or even glaucoma.
Osteochondrosis is a condition that affects the joints in your pup’s body. This condition occurs when the cartilage does not form correctly and is too thick. This causes the bones to become weak, and they become much easier to break. When this condition is present, your pup may have lesions on the body, and he or she may also experience weakness in the limbs or arthritis.
Lastly, hip dysplasia is a joint condition that causes pain in your pup’s hip joint. This condition can lead to painful arthritis and is often crippling for your puppy. You will often see hip dysplasia in older dogs and may notice that they have trouble walking and getting up from a reclined position.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Large Munsterlander Pointer is a happy and alert pup that will act as a watchdog for your home. This breed is often wary of strangers and needs a proper introduction to new people to prevent any timid or shy behavior. When needed, your pup will protect you and your home.
This breed is considered to be good with children and other pets, but you should always supervise both the puppy and the kids to ensure everyone plays nice.
Your Large Munsterlander Pointer is going to be affectionate with you and those in your family. He or she will form a close bond, and you can expect him or her to seek out cuddles now and again.
Your puppy is going to have a lot of energy while remaining playful at all times. You will find that your puppy needs regular exercise and likes to go outside and play games or jump around. This pup does well with families who like to go hunting and hiking.
Training is said to be easy and not much of a struggle. You will find that the Large Munsterlander Pointer likes to learn and is actually pretty quick to learn as well. You will be happy with the performance of your pup, and your pup will feed on your happy energy.
Your Large Munsterlander Pointer has moderate grooming needs and will need to be brushed once per day. This breed does shed quite a bit, so you can expect to find hair around your home and in your car.
To help reduce the amount of shed that your pup has, you can increase the number of times that you brush your pup per day, as this helps remove loose hairs.
Your pup does not need to receive a regular bath and can be bathed as appropriate. When you do bathe your pup, make sure you choose a shampoo that is mild, so that it does not strip the oils from his or her skin.
Your pup will need to have his or her ears cleaned once per week to prevent ear infections. To clean your pup’s ears, you want to make sure you purchase an ear cleaning solution and only clean the outside or visible parts of the ear, but not the inside. If you stick something in the ear, you may damage your pup’s ear drum.
The Large Munsterlander Pointer consumes about 2.5 cups to 3 cups of food per day. You should feed your pup this amount split over two meals, ideally once in the morning and once at night.
You should feed your pup a high-quality brand dog food that offers all of the nutrients and vitamins that your pup needs. Poor quality dog food includes fillers, by-products, and chemicals. These are things that you want to avoid because they can lead to obesity in your pup and they do not offer the correct nutrients.
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A Large Munsterlander Pointer puppy will cost you approximately $1,000. The cost may go up or down depending on the breeder, the demand for the breed, and the sex of the puppy you choose.
When you start to think about the cost of a puppy, you also need to factor in the puppy’s vaccines, vet checkups, preventative medicines, food, and also supplies to care for the puppy. You can estimate these costs at about $1,000 for the year.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Large Munsterlander Pointer is considered to be a wonderful family pet as he or she gets along with other pets and kids in the home. You will find that this breed is excitable and loves to go outside to have a good time. This breed makes for a wonderful hiking companion, and you both will enjoy each other’s company. The Large Munsterlander Pointer does have moderate grooming needs, but is easy to train and listens well. This breed ranks a 1.5.
Breeds Similar To Large Munsterlander Pointer
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