Small Munsterlander puppies look pretty much the same from all breeders – so what differentiates our puppies from the other choices in breeders you have? All Small Munsterlander breeders try to choose the very best dogs for breeding and are conscientious and committed to the breed and want to produce the very best puppies physically with above average hunting abilities. However, mentally, there is a small window of time in a puppy’s life to develop their brains and instill learning lessons that will create superior dogs, and that’s not evident on the outside – all puppies are cute and playful. It’s only over time that you will discover whether your puppy is calm, sweet natured and eager to learn, or hyper, fearful and/or aggressive in new or stressful situations or with other dogs.
So what do you want to look for in a breeder’s breeding program that will ensure you purchase the very best puppy available? Even the very best Small Munsterlanders with impressive pedigrees will only produce average dogs if the environment the puppy is raised in is not optimum. Why? Because between 3-12 weeks a puppy’s brain and personality are developed, and if the breeder doesn’t work very hard during this time to provide the puppies with the environment and mental stimulation they need to develop optimally, the owners will have to work much harder as the learning curve gets continuously steeper after 12 weeks. Let us tell you about our passion for these highly intelligent, sweet natured dogs and how we have worked to ensure our breeding program is the very best available.
Our interest in the Small Munsterlander’s intelligence and sweet personalities began shortly after we purchased our second Munster Ani. We wondered why there was such a difference in gun dog breeds – not only a Munsterlander’s natural hunting abilities but also their high intelligence – we’ve heard people liken their interactions with Munsters to not just dogs but human toddlers – what was it about this breed that makes them so very human-like – we thought it has to start with their brains and their mental acuity (such as memory, focus, concentration and understanding). So we began our research and there just wasn’t much out there, Munsterlanders were new to the US and basically there wasn’t even much general information about them.