Saturday, September 30, 2006

"My Munsterlander!"

This is Brook, one of my own munsters! This is Brook as she should be - out and about and happy! today she is none of those things!! got a poorly foot and is as miserable as can be!! We often joke she is not the "sharpest knife in the drawer" and in this photo she looks especially "silly" but she has a lovely nature, and is very pretty!!!

Friday, September 29, 2006

"Happy Munsterlander"

Very "Little house on the prairie" kind of pic, very autumnal feel to it - yet cheerful!! This is Desi, in America, hunting - as Munsterlanders do!! What a wonderful wide open space! and maybe you cannot see the munster too clearly - but you get the feel of the great outdoors and Munsterlander bliss!!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

"Munsterlander catch"

This is Charm, the large Munsterlander bitch belonging to Marie Spence. She is looking very "thoughtful" here - probably wondering why her "catch" is not making more effort to get away! or perhaps she is just "dreaming on a sunny afternoon".....

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

"Munsterlander in New York"

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

"Related Munsterlander"

This is Bentley, a large Munsterlander male belonging to Anne and Dick Eve. Bentley is "by" Zeb, and "on paper" his pedigree is very similar to that of our Rumour, and Jenny's Visa, Zeb is also "Dad" to Sweet Meadow, belonging to Barbara........ small world of munsters!! Really must get that "family tree" drawn up!!!

Monday, September 25, 2006

"Munsterlander in Blue!"

Love this picture of Desi, about to jump in the lake. Typical munster, the more water the better, and no worries!! Very nice colours and scenery and a happy dog! Desi in the US., what more can you want?

Sunday, September 24, 2006

"Group 2 Munsterlander"

I came in here, and sat at my computer and thought "what shall I use today?" opened my e-mails and found this picture, taken earlier today and sent to me by Eric Watson. It is Sharon Miller and Floyd, or Sh. Ch. Yeldoaks Hot Pursuit JW., they went to an open show earlier today Floyd did well and got a Group 2 placing!!! The wonders of modern technology! a show at the other end of the country earlier today, and across the World in minutes!!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

"Lana a-showing"

Lana and Brook went to an Open Show and both won their classes (have to admit not a huge entry! only something like eight dogs?) so when it came to the "challenge" for Best of Breed Lana got herself a new handler - Lorraine - definitely a case of do not know who you are -but
let's do this..................

Friday, September 22, 2006

"Best of British Munsterlanders"

This is Sweet Meadow, owned by Barbara Butler, this picture was taken at Darlington Dog Show on Sunday last. Meadow (and owner Barbara!) is a lovely, happy natured girl - Good, beautiful, clever - and we are very modest with it!!!!!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

"American Munsterlander"

Of all the people who suggested possible scenario's for the "who did what" pic sequence over the last couple of days, only Lori got it right - so using Lori's dog Desi tonight as Daily Dog!! So here is Desi, in the foliage, lovely colours and a feeling of space! Desi, of course, is from American but she reminds me so much of Brook!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"Munsterlander Answer ...."

The answer - was BROOK! Brook decided had had enough of posing, and as usual incited Lex and Lana to riot............ Rumour, who Jenny was sure was the culprit, looked on in disgust at their antics - a far superior being!!
Lori got the right answer - her reward? her dog Desi is tomorrow's Daily dog...............

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

"Munsterlander Line-up"

From left to Right - Zeb, Rumour, Seven, Brook, Lexa and Lana - doing a sit and - err - stay!! Jo took this pic of our six Munsterlanders earlier today in our back garden - but what happened next? and who started it? "Tune" in tomorrow folks..........

Monday, September 18, 2006

"Happy Munsterlander"

This is Dylan, that large Munsterlander belonging to Sharon Miller, he usually appears in my "Show reports" and is usually entered as NFC., or Not For Competition thesedays - however, yesterday at Darlington he was entered in Veteran Dog, he was second out of two!! but loved every minute of trotting around that ring!!! Remembered his "Glory Days" perhaps?? (Well he was "Best Large Munsterlander dog at Crufts" a few years back)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

"Munsterlander Hunting"

This is Summer, the large Munsterlander bitch belonging to Toni-ann, hunting in the sugar beet fields near to her home. Summer went to Darlington dog show today and just as the judge was about to "go over" her two dogs had a nasty "snap" at each other behind her - and put her right off!!!!!!!!!!!! Summer is such a sweetie she gets quite upset by such anti-social behaviour!!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

"Munsterlander on the move"

Seems Pete has cracked the moving bit too!! Visa tended to "fight" with the lead, and "lean out", but her and Pete seem very much a team now! Oh Sir, what will the kids at school say?????

Friday, September 15, 2006


It is not often I feel compelled to use a dog in a show stand!! but this is Pete Moore and his beloved Visa, taken last week at Richmond by Brian Eastgate. It is so nice to see some sympathetic handling, and the "look of love" on the owners face, win or lose, Visa is the best!! That is what it should all be about!!!!!!!!!!! Well Done Pete - proud of ya!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

"More Munsterlanders Scenting"

Last night we had a picture of Summer over here in the UK., examining the smells of the countryside - tonight it is Desi doing the same thing - on the other side of the World - in the U.S.A!! A classic Munsterlander pose - and activity!! All too often over here we forget these dogs have strong hunting instincts and "working" natures!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

"Munsterlander smell-a-vision"

This is Summer, the large Munsterlander bitch owned by Toni-ann - out on a walk - "taking the air" Summer seems to be enjoying herself anyway..... what wonderful scents there must be along that path for a Munsterlander!!! Look at the shine on that coat! Been polishing her Toni-ann?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

"Munsterlanders at Richmond"

This was taken after Richmond Show on Sunday - this collection of Munsters are owned by Toniann, Barbara, and Vicky & Pam, they are Summer, Meadow, Opal, Lucan and Cleo, all Gorsebank bred and all are much loved by their proud owners....

Monday, September 11, 2006

"Busy Munsterlander"

This is Bruce! the young Large Munsterlander belonging to Lynn. Apparently "Bruce likes to collect sticks, he went too far this time and dismantled the fence! Handy Dandy Log Hauler!"
Pleased to hear from an owner that has a sense of humour!! Bruce will be featuring in Munstermag soon, when he - and owner Lynn - give their (separate) accounts of their "first show"......

Sunday, September 10, 2006

"Holiday Munsterlanders"

Four Munsters and a baby!!! (We have had a film, "Three men and a baby") how about four munsters and a baby - or four munsters and a little lady? This is Fenella, with her own family dog - Otter - and three of Christine Webers dogs.. Fenella and family are on holiday in Scotland and stopped off for a "munster walk" with Christine and dogs!!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

"Munsterlander in the case"

Suzanne, owner of this Small Munsterlander, Bodica, is going on holiday soon - do not think Bodi quite understands the Pet Passport thing - or perhaps she does and is planning on being a stow-a-way......

Friday, September 08, 2006

"Munsterlander similarities"

Desi, a large Munsterlander in the U.S., is very like Brook, in colouring, looks, and behaviour! Lori, who owns Desi, has also sent us pics of Desi out and about, and the background also bears a resemblance to the area in which we live (very flat land, with crops!) Not a very clear picture - but one that shows the character and nature of the breed! fun loving - especially where water is included!!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

"The very same Munsterlander"

The picture last night of the dogs in the very elegant looking spa? THIS is one of those same dogs!! Before or after I am not sure!! This picture once appeared as part of a bookmark... a series of four pics, a "before", this pic, then one of him trying to wipe himself clean on the grass, and a final "pose" (anyone wanting one - still have some left!! only 50p each.....)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

"Munsterlander Luxury"

Not sure as should identify the owner of these lucky pair of Munsters - or we might all be nipping around there to relax in the spa!!! Talk about all mod. cons., a far cry from these service stations that seem to be setting up outside dog washing facilities, next to the car wash!!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

"Datroy Munsterlanders"

Another of the "old" affixes - gone but not forgotten, behind many of the current lines. This is Datroy Shining Example, or Ace, back in the days of 1989 when he belonged to Dot Hunter. Ace was one of the last Munsterlanders ever bred under the Datroy affix!! He was born in 1986!

Monday, September 04, 2006

"Munster I love"

Yes, of course, is Curtis again....... just love this dogs head and expression. The title is a bit of a "memory lane" thing - does anyone remember the old Meevoli affix? ("I love 'em" backwards!)
At the dog show on Sunday we were talking about affixes - the old ones, long gone and sadly forgotten, and the new ones - will they be remembered?

Sunday, September 03, 2006

"Small Munsterlander Wins.............!"

This is Bodica, owned by Suzanne, proudly showing a rosette from last weeks exemption show run by Barbara Butler in aid of Munsterlander Rescue. On the day Bodie came 2nd in the Companion Dog Members Class (1st time Suzanne had ever used membership!), 2nd in "dog judge would most like to take home", 1st "prettiest bitch" and the reserve in the novelty show. She also came 4th in the starter obedience - Suzanne tells me she only entered her (in the obedience) as a laugh!! Well done to Suzanne and Bodi, doesn't she look beautiful?

Saturday, September 02, 2006

"Munsterlander Proud to Pose"

This photo was taken last week - after SKC., Curtis did not do so well in the ring - but here he is standing proud against a backdrop of attractive scenery. There are more important things, to dogs and sensible people, than success in the showring!!!!!!!!! To see more of Christine's Curtis just go to her "profile" from the Munsternotes page - and click on her website!!

Friday, September 01, 2006

"Munsterlander splash"

A few days back I put on a pic of Desi poised on the "jetty" and asked did she jump? Well yes she did! Desi seems to have a lot in common with our munster Brook! their love of water and fun! Yes, almost all munsters share the love of water - but some are more enthusiastic than others!!