Quiz about The German Munsterlander
Quiz about The German Munsterlander

The German Munsterlander Trivia Quiz


A few years before I was born, my mother and father became the first official breeders of the German Munsterlander in the United Kingdom. Here are a few questions about this majestic canine.

A multiple-choice quiz by coachpauly. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
coachpauly
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
368,185
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Top 35% Quiz
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1. From what European country does the German Munsterlander originate? Hint

Italy
Germany
France
Austria

2. What primary two colors most commonly define the German Munsterlander? Hint

Red & White
Black & White
Yellow & White
Brown & White

3. What category of hunting dog is the German Munsterlander usually associated with? Hint

Gun dog
Utility
Terrier
Feist

4. The large German munsterlander is similar in weight to which of the following four breeds? Hint

Standard Poodle
Newfoundland
Akita
Whippet

5. Which of the following descriptions is closest to describing the temperament of the German munsterlander? Hint

Playful, loud, boisterous, and difficult to train
Aggressive, determined, unpredictable and difficult
Loyal, friendly, courageous and intelligent
Shy, timid, impatient, and indifferent

6. Which other hunting dog do large German Munsterlanders get most commonly mis-identified as? Hint

Weimaraners
Labrador Retrievers
Coonhounds
English Setters

7. In order to be certified and eligible for breeding in the United States, large munsterlanders must pass the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test. What does NAVHDA stand for? Hint

North American Veterinarian Hunting Dog Administration
North American Vision and Hearing Diagnostics Agency
North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association
North American Veterinarian Hunting Dog Assessment

8. On the average, what is the average life expectancy of most large German munsterlanders? Hint

6-7 years
15-16 years
9-10 years
12-13 years

9. In England, the large German Munsterlander often competes with other Continental gun dogs in field trials. Which of the following events is NOT included in these working field trials?
Hint

Herd
Point
Hunt
Retrieve

10. What is the name of the annual dog show in Great Britain where large German Munsterlanders now are recognized with their own championship class? Hint

Crefts
Crofts
Crufts
Crafts


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. From what European country does the German Munsterlander originate?

Answer: Germany

The large Munsterlander and the small Munsterlander are both from the northwest German region of Munster. As a breed it was officially given recognition in the early 1900s. However, dogs of a similar coloring and build have been identified in German paintings depicting hunting scenes from the middle ages.
2. What primary two colors most commonly define the German Munsterlander?

Answer: Black & White

The Munsterlander is a beautiful animal. The coat is black and white and highly variable in the combination of these two colors. Some Munsterlander are primarily white but many more have a predominantly black coat. The head of the Munsterlander is usually black and often the tip of the tail is white. Occasionally, the Munsterlander has shades that are blue roan that are flecked and ticked into the coat. Brown coats do occur but are very uncommon in the Munsterlander breed.
3. What category of hunting dog is the German Munsterlander usually associated with?

Answer: Gun dog

All of the above are categories of hunting dogs. Gun dogs are bred to assist hunters in retrieving and finding game. There are three primary types of gun dogs: flushing dogs, retrieving dogs, and pointers. The German Munsterlander is a versatile breed and highly competent in all three gun dog functions.
4. The large German munsterlander is similar in weight to which of the following four breeds?

Answer: Standard Poodle

The large German Munsterlander is a fairly light canine weighing in between 50-70 pounds on the average. This animal is an elegant, athletic dog and ranges in height from 24-26 inches at the withers for males and 23-25 inches for females. The akita weighs between 75-120 pounds, the Newfoundland between 100-150 pounds, and the whippet 25-50 pounds.
5. Which of the following descriptions is closest to describing the temperament of the German munsterlander?

Answer: Loyal, friendly, courageous and intelligent

The large Munsterlander is one of the most manageable of the sporting breeds. Very easy to train, the munsterlander is affectionate and enjoys working with those with two legs. The Munsterlander is notably a great family dog and enjoys being around children and living inside the home. The United Kingdom Kennel Club describes this breed as loyal, affectionate and trustworthy.
6. Which other hunting dog do large German Munsterlanders get most commonly mis-identified as?

Answer: English Setters

English setters do have very similar colorings and markings to the Munsterlander. However, the conformation and head of the two breeds is very different. Many people believe that the Munsterlander breed is descended from the German long-haired pointer.
7. In order to be certified and eligible for breeding in the United States, large munsterlanders must pass the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test. What does NAVHDA stand for?

Answer: North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association

Due to the relative rarity of the breed, the Large Munsterlander Club of North America (LMCNA) works very hard to maintain the breed's integrity. Consequently, the LMCNA only certifies a dog for breeding if it passes the rigorous testing provided by the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA). This testing ensures that the breed is free of hip dysplasia and other abnormalities. Recent scores have shown that large Munsterlanders have a 75% pass rate in NAVHDA ability and utility tests which is on par for passing rates of other sporting dog breeds.
8. On the average, what is the average life expectancy of most large German munsterlanders?

Answer: 12-13 years

One of the most traumatic events of my childhood was losing Amsel von Heesenhoff. Amsel was my beloved German Munsterlander who passed away when I was just 10-years old at the ripe old age of 12. This computes to about 69-70 years in human time.
9. In England, the large German Munsterlander often competes with other Continental gun dogs in field trials. Which of the following events is NOT included in these working field trials?

Answer: Herd

In the Hunt-Point-Retrieve trials there are a number of dogs that commonly compete. Some of these include the English setter, Labrador retrievers, Vizslas, Weimeraners, pointers, spaniels, and Irish setters. At the end of 2012, Karen Saynor and her German Munsterlander, Ekko, won an Open Field trial in Great Britain. This was a historic champion event and the first time since 1984 that a large German Munsterlander had won an International Open Field Trial in Great Britain.
10. What is the name of the annual dog show in Great Britain where large German Munsterlanders now are recognized with their own championship class?

Answer: Crufts

The first large German Munsterlanders were brought into Great Britain for breeding by my own mother (Lindsay Wright) back in 1971. At the Crufts dog show in London, England in 1973 on February 9th, fifteen people (including my ma) came together to form the Large Munsterlander Club. This influential group continues to work closely today for the survival and promotion of this magnificent working breed.
Source: Author coachpauly

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