That dates back Prior to the 19th century hunting was the privilege of landed upper class who had the financial resources to breed, train and manage large kennels of specialty dogs. The middle class arose in the 1800's and gained access to hunting through land ownership. These hunters wanted companion dogs with diverse hunting skills. Within Germany, however, aristocratic hunters strove to preserve the traditional hunting ethic with its profound respect for game animals.
This ethic necessitated versatile hunting dogs skilled in recovering lost and wounded game, and not just in locating or retrieving downed birds or animals. Thus, the concept of the versatile hunting dog.
Small Munsterlanders are known for their superiority in delicately retrieving their target, as to preserve the delicious bounty, they are extremely nimble in thickly wooded areas, and move quickly over open terrain.
Small Munsterlander dogs have a strong desire for the water, and excel at retrieving foul that drop into the most remote bodies of water after the shot.
They are immensely loyal to their masters, and have a great desire to be appreciated, and, love recognition for a job well done. Whether you're looking for a pointer to tell you where the small game are hiding, looking for a high-caliber swimming dog to retrieve downed water foul and game birds, or both. Small Munsterlanders are a sure-fire win in all categories.