Breedstandard Kleiner Münsterländer                 A new standard is under translation, vill be published when ready
(Kleiner Münsterländer Vorstehhund)

FCI-STANDARD 1987-06-24
SKKs STANDARDCOMMITTEE 1998-05-26                                 GROUP 7        FCI no 102


AREA OF USE Many-sided gundog

Group 7, section 1.2
With working-test

BACKGROUND/ PURPOSE Kleiner Münsterländer the German pointing dog belongs to that "family" of gundogs, which since many hundreds of years has exist in Europe and which in type and size are between Setter och Spaniel. The Kleiner Münsterländer creator is known to be Edmund Löns from the city of Münster by the Dutch border and was recognized as a breed in 1912. Löns called the digs "Heidewachtel", a name that still is used for the breed in Holland. The Kleiner Münsterländer is known as a very good and many-sided gundog.

GENERAL    APPEARANCE The Kleiner Münsterländer should be a noble, elegant but still strongly built dog.

HEAD The head should be noble, dry anl lightly crested. Typical for the breed is the expressive head.
                   Skull The skull shouldn´t be to wide.
                   Stop The stop should be moderate.
                   Nose The nose should be brown. Light spots is not desirable.
                   Lips The lips should be tight and not to lippy.
                   Eyes The eyes should be as dark as possible. They should be dry without visable haws.
                   Ears The ears should be wide and high-set. They should be drop-ears and end in a peak.

NECK The neck should be of mediumreach with well muscled and light crested back of the head.

              Back The back should be at medium reach and firm.
              Loin The loin should be wide and strong.
             Chest The ribcage should be deep and spacious but not barreled.
             Underline The underline should be slightly updrawn.
             Tail The tail should be at mediumreach with long feathering. It should be an sabertail but the last third is allowed to be broken up.

       Forequarters The forelegs should be straight and the fur should be feathering.
       Hindquarters The backlegs should be well angulated and the fur should form so called trousers.
       Foots The foots should be round, crested and closed. To much fur is not desirable.

SKIN The skin should be tight.

FUR The fur should be middlelong, dense and smouth, only moderate wavy. I´t should be very tight.
              Colour Brown and white or brownbelted. Tan signs is allowed on the muzzle and over the eyes.

SIZE Height of withers:
Dog   : 52 - 56 cm
Bitch : 50 - 54 cm
Allowed tolerance +/- 2 cm.

FAULT Every divergence from the standard is a fault and should be judged in relation to the grade of the divergence.
- Entropion
- Ektropion
- Bird of prey eyes
- Short, smooth fur on the ears

NOTA BENE Dogs cannot be awarded if they are aggressive or if they have anatomically defectes that effects their health and soundness.

TESTICLES The dog got to have both testicles fully developed and normally located in the scrotum.