Friday, March 31, 2006

"Large Munsterlander in spring"

The spring is coming, the snowdrops are out, and Lex is totally disinterested!! Lex does not mind the weather, she is on a mission!!!!!!!!!! Well, truth be told Lex is always in a hurry, and never stops to apppreciate the scenery! Lex, is one of our own six Large Munsterlanders.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

"Large Munsterlander puppies in a box"

I took Pat's stuff over to her house in a box, Pat did manage to get her stuff out of it - before the puppies got in it.................. they seem to think great fun! bit like kids really, always find the packaging and big boxes fascinating. See - my favourite still there!! (just have to keep including her!!)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

"Three Munsterlanders"

This is an old photo, but one of my favourites, was once used as a Christmas card "Bark the Herald Angels sing" from Left to right, we have Dee, Flash, (both sadly departed now!) and on the right of the picture we have Zeb as a youngster......

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

"A Munsterlander Puppy to Cuddle"

This is Thyme, an eight week old Large Munsterlander Puppy bitch, isn't she sweet? sorry to keep using her pics, but must admit REALLY like this one, quite a character, whenever you pick up the camera, or go into the room, she is the first in line for me.................................

Monday, March 27, 2006

"Munsterlander & Cat Cuddles"

This is Visa, getting up close and personal with one of the families cats............. a big agghh everyone! Visa is the Large Munsterlander bitch belonging to Pete (and Jenny) Moore, although Visa is very much a "Daddy's girl".

Sunday, March 26, 2006

"Mutual attraction - Munsterlander and owner"

This is Pete Moore with Visa, proof of the old saying "nothing more affectionate than a wet dog" but the attraction seems to be mutual. Man and his dog!!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

"Cuddle a Large Munsterlander"

One to go aghhhhhhhhh at....................

Friday, March 24, 2006

"Clean Munsterlander digger!"

Wonderful for digging in, this white stuff, and you don't get dirty and get into trouble!
This is Snowy Oaks Desi, a Large Munsterlander belonging to Lori, in the USA. Lori heard that snowy photos were wanted for the Rescue cards - "I think it is a great thing you are doing for the LM Rescue and I love your website." - and has sent some good photos. Many thanks Lori.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

"Munsterlander Comfort Zone"

This is Jesse, a Large Munsterlander in the Netherlands, owned by Cindy de Wolf, and illustrating that Munsters are the same the world over in some respects - they do like to be comfortable!! but they are NOT the breed for the couch potato, without the exercise you do not get the relaxation!!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

"Large Munsterlander Puppies"

These are the two bitch puppies of the current litter of Ichbin's. The one on the left hand side is sold, but looks as though wants to take her little sister with her, a very close pair!! Unfortunately, the one on the right is my personal favourite, the temptation just won't go away!!
Can you detect a slight green tinge to the white? that is because they have all been tattooed, and have managed to make a mess of themselves with the ink!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

"Munsterlander bed"

This is Lana, demonstrating that whilst others are quite happy to share - she would rather not!
This is a portable crate, bought for me as a Christmas pressie, very handy for taking to training classes, or just for overnight visitors, dog ones that is, not the human variety - but then suppose would make an interesting "travel cot" so anyone thinking of visiting me with children in tow - beware........... of the dogs!!!

Monday, March 20, 2006

"Large Munsterlander and the look!!"

Rumour's look says it all - Brook is pushing in again!! The favourite seat during the day, this is the bed under the window in the computer room. The bean bag had been thrown on there temporarily and Brook thought she would make use of it!! Rumour seems to be thinking "stupid little dog!"

Sunday, March 19, 2006

"Sharing a bed -two Large Munsterlanders"

Rumour does not seem to be amused that Brook will not get out of the bed!! Rumour does go by the nicknames of Barbie dog or Princess, and clearly expects Brook, a mere interloper, to move out, Brook however, is determined to hang on in there!! Just look at Rumour's expression!!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

"Seaside Munsterlander"

This is Jenny and Pete Moore's Large Munsterlander bitch, Visa, on the estuary out near their home. Visa is clearly enjoying herself running across the sand at low tide, love the shadow on the water, and the feeling of space and action.

Friday, March 17, 2006

" 'Ear 'Ear Munsterlander"

This is Bentley, the Large Munsterlander dog belonging to Anne and Dick Eve. Bentley is a much loved pet and companion, full of health and vitality, and quite a character - typical Munsterlander male really!! I just love this action shot!!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

"Sweet Munsterlander Puppy"

This picture was taken earlier today. It is a large Munsterlander bitch puppy, who is, I have to admit, my personal favourite in the litter!! and yet - panic - she is the one that is not sold yet!! She was "booked" and then the new-owner-to-be decided would rather have a dog puppy after all, so she is now available....... oh dear - the temptation of it all.................

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

"Munsterlander Babysitter"

This is Fenella, and Otter, who are very similar in age, brave lady Fiona, taking on a Large Munsterlander puppy and a baby of virtually the same birth date!! but they look a devoted pair and I am sure will remain close!! Which one has the most appealing expression????

"Winter Munsterland-er"

Sorry for the delay folks, technical hitch last night!! however, here is a lovely photo from Val Perman, of Molly and Tiger in the garden - the landscape, not quite as they know it! love the misty background and the foreground framed by the snow covered branches, really arty!!! Hope you all enjoy it and agree worth the wait!!!! ps.. whoops. seems I have extended Val's garden!! this was taken in a near-by field, sorry!!

Monday, March 13, 2006

"Curled up n' Casual Large Munsterlanders"

These two seem quite happy with one anothers company! Ella and Charm, two large Munsterlander bitches owned by Marie Spence. Obviously worn out with all the hype about Crufts and thinking they'd rather not bother!! Or perhaps just not keen on the current weather outdoors!! Then again, being Munsters, they've probably already been out and are just sleeping it off - in the best chair of course!!!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

"Topical Large Munsterlander"

This photo was sent through today from Val Perman, of her Large Munsterlander Molly, who seems somewhat surprised at how the landscape in her garden seems to have, sort of, disappeared - and clearly wonders - what is all this about? Seems we have snow in Scotland today!!!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

"Happy Large Munsterlander"

As is such a miserable cold day outside, (with some snow flakes too) Thought would use this picture of Asti, Asti Vom Rabenbaum to give her her full name! owned by Marika, and living in Finland. Asti, obviously, is quite happy with the cold weather................. Thank you to Marika, and Christine Weber, for brightening an otherwise dull day!!!

Friday, March 10, 2006

"Munsterlander Water Feature"

A lovely photo to look at on a cold, wet day! This is Chaz, a Large Munsterlander belonging to Alison Evans. As "water features" go - he looks very attractive!! There is nothing happier, or more affectionate, than a very wet, male, large Munsterlander!!!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

"Awkward Large Munsterlander"

This is another photo, taken by a professional photographer, (SKP Photographer of Donington, near Spalding, Lincolnshire) however, this is Seven, and whereas everyone else "sat up nicely" and posed for the camera - Seven - went the non co-operation route!! Oddly enough, we have another photo, (taken by the same photographer as did the "Lex" pic used last night), and Seven has adopted the same pose in that one too!!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

"Large Munsterlander Ball Catcher"

This is a professional photo, taken by A.K. Markham of Boston, Lincolnshire - it is Lex, one of our Large Munsterlanders who is obsessed by balls, tennis balls, rubber balls, footballs!! She will try and catch anything! from balls - to biscuits!! Lex is loud, and a real character.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

"Titled Large Munsterlander!"

This is Show Champion Ichbin Bydesign JW., quite an impressive title for such a filthy and disreputable looking dog! BUT it does go to prove that not all "Show dogs" live a restricted lifestyle!! On Friday 3rd March we published the pic of her winning Best Bitch in breed, last year at Crufts - Good job she is not entered this year!!!

Monday, March 06, 2006

"Used Large Munsterlander"

This is Lana, one of our Large Munsterlanders, looking less than "pristine"........ she seems to have such a comical expression on her face!! and is totally unconcerned about the state she looks to be in! She certainly found all the puddles this weekend.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

"Large Munsterlander by the lake!"

This photo was taken this week at Langold lake, near Worksop in Nottinghamshire. It is Sam and Sally, the two Large Munsterlanders belonging to Marie Price. Sally, who is a "Rescue" is looking very puzzled as to why the water is "solid"......... and wondering if too cold to try it out. Sam just seems to be saying "what shall we do?" Two lovely looking dogs, and a nice wintry scene for you all!!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

"Large Munsterlander checks out the wildlife"

This is Gerlind Lilley' s Senta, in awe of a frog (well they do say have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your Prince!!) Millie the Dachys watches at a safe distance. This "well matched" dynamic duo belong to John and Gerlind Lilley in North Western England.

Friday, March 03, 2006

"Large Munsterlanders at Crufts"

This was Crufts 2005, Rumour, (to the right of the picture) was Best Bitch, gaining her 3rd CC and Show Champion Title. Devon, or Show Champion Yeldoaks Hot Toddy J.W., (to the left of the picture) was Best Dog and Best of Breed. Rumour will not be going to Crufts this year, but I think Devon will be - and we wish him all the best!! Also in the picture was last year's Judge for Large Munsterlanders - Rosemary Weaver, of the Thaxmead affix.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

"Large Munsterlander - err.... baby?"

As is a cold and horrible day outside today for many of us thought would use a fun pic! This is Ester, in Sweden, (note - I have deliberately not used a picture taken in the snow!!!) Here she is doing her own impersonation of a big baby!!! Ester was always the "sweetie" in that litter.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

"Large Munsterlander puppy!"

Snoozing on a Winters afternoon, this picture was taken earlier today, very, very cold outside, but warm and comfortable inside - especially when lying in a pile of puppies!! These puppies are now almost 4 weeks old, and growing up fast! Play hard, then collapse............ I was once told Munsterlanders puppies have only two speeds, flat out, or clapped out...........