Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"Halloween Munsterlander"

A small one - but a Munsterlander! This is Bodica joining in for trick and treat! Good trick, deserves a treat!

Monday, October 30, 2006

"Gorgeous Munsterlander"

Another photo by Henning Svendsen. Love the Scenery - very autumnal - and a gorgeous looking Munsterlander in the foreground. Looks like a fantastic place to walk a munster, or work a munster as the case may be........

Sunday, October 29, 2006

"Munsterlander Temptation"

This is another photo from Norway, taken by Henning Svendson. Look closely at the right hand side of the picture you will see what the dog is doing! I assume this is a training exercise - similar to what Jo and Rumour have had to do in the "Rabbit pen" at Rory Majors - the dog IS on the lead - and is learning what he cannot do!!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

"Munsterlander Action"

For the next few days I will be using some photos from Norway, courtesy of Line Ormen and Henning Svendsen, the photographer. These are some pictures of Norwegian and Swedish Large Munsterlanders. Some of the pictures are from a walk in the forest, and some of them are from a field-training event in Sweden. I just love this picture, the energy and the grace of movement of a munster on the move.......

Friday, October 27, 2006

"Weekend Munsterlander"

This is Theo belonging to John Thorn, who says "Just in case you haven't got enough pics(!) here's another one of Theo in the woods near Ross-on-Wye (where we have a second property) Notice the steam!" Well I do have plenty of pics - but this one really caught my eye today, very much a feel good pic for the weekend! A munster off to do what munsters DO so well!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

"Munsterlander duo"

These are the two munsterlanders belonging to Pete and Jenny Moore - Visa and Cash out hunting on Tuesday of this week!! Seems these two work as a pair....... seems to be a huge expanse of wide open plains for them to put their talents to the test.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

"Munsterlander Meadow"

Well the dog is called Meadow! and obviously she is not in a meadow - looks like she is in a field of sugar beet(?) She is often called Sweet Meadow - and she belongs to Barbara Butler. She is a show-girl and family pet, and is perhaps in training to be a working girl? like her half-sister Rumour!! She certainly seems to be "working" that field!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

"Large Munsterlander to be"

Monday, October 23, 2006

"Small Munsterlander"

This photo was sent to me by Suzanne and is Bodica "on point" I did consider cropping the photo, so you could see the dog more clearly, but I felt that the picture was worth using "as is" love the whole thing of the dog doing what it is bred for - hunting - in wide open spaces!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

"Munsterlanders in Scotland"

This is Curtis and Mia, surveying their territory!! Like the way the sun seems to shine on their bit - but is dull down in the valley!! Certainly a very picturesque part of the World, and provides the munster with a great deal of space and fun!! More pics of Curtis and Mia taken this weekend on the munstermag - and Munsternotes blogspot.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

"Mommy Munsterlander"

This is Meadow the Munsterlander - with her "adopted baby" Spooky, the red setter. Meadow belongs to Barbara Butler (or Barbara Butler belongs to Meadow?) and Spooky is owned by Barbara's friend Julie. To see more of Spooky and Meadow go to the munsternotes blog spot and see Barbara's latest montage.

Friday, October 20, 2006

"Slightly Familiar Munsterlander"

Having used the picture of Floyd yesterday, thought would use this one of Brook tonight! They both seem to have that slightly "perplexed" look about them! the "do what?" look........ they are very similar in pedigree, both having the same father (Tarkanya Magic Master) and both have an Ichbin Mum.....

Thursday, October 19, 2006

"Slightly Puzzled Munsterlander"

This is Floyd, Sh. Ch. Yeldoaks Hot Pursuit JW. ShCM, owned by Sharon Miller - Floyd is a lovely natured dog - but always looks somewhat puzzled!! "You want me to do what?" At home his nick-name is Flopsy...... because he will go and flop down and wait........ until told what to do!!
Poor Flops - but bit of a star in the ring!!! Photo by Brian Eastgate. thank you.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

"Eeerie Munsterlander"

Pardon the pun in the title - but just love the way his ear is blowing in the wind!! Very "Heathcliffe" like pic (but taken, I think, in the Lake District!!) Very atmospheric - or just plain windy!!! This is Ann Eve, with Bentley, on a recent holiday.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

"Munsterlander Classic"

Just love this "Summer Holiday" pic from Otter and owners Fiona, Mark and Fenella. Lovely scenery, a nicely marked dog, and a classic looking pose!! Munsterlanders - you can take them anywhere!! - well, Fiona and family do!!

Monday, October 16, 2006

"Munsterlander in a box"

This is another photo from Brian Eastgate. I love the "no background" effect - just a pure and simple picture of a Munsterlander! This is Dylan, Sh. Ch. Blitzan Ragamuffin, who belongs to Sharon Miller. What an expression? but then this is a very "expressive" breed............

Sunday, October 15, 2006

"Not a Munsterlander"

Now, I know this is not a Munsterlander, and No, I am not running short of munster photos!!! but I received this on a disc of "other photos" from Brian Eastgate - and just could not resist this one of a German Shepherd Dog!! His name is Nasca and he lives, with owners Gail and Maurice, in Hampshire. Nice to see other breeds can looks as gorgeous as our own!! Truly smitten!!!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

"Munsterlander with Pride"

This is a picture from Mari in Finland. She says she has read the conversation in Munster Mag about using pictures of working dogs, this is one where the animal is NOT in the mouth of the LM and where the animal is NOT dead...:) This happened last January, when I was out with my munsters. We were in the city-area - just usual walking in the morning. Tara stayed behind us and later started to bark - I turned back and found Tara with the raccoon dog, she did not kill it. This is Dixon later - also guarding it - but not killing it.

Friday, October 13, 2006

"Laid-Back Munsterlander"

This is Fia who lives in Sweden on "babysitting duties"!! She certainly seems very relaxed and content........ it is a real child in the far corner of the settee - behind the dog, the teddy and the dolly!! Thank you to owner Karin for this lovely photo.......

Thursday, October 12, 2006

"Peek-a-Boo Munsterlander"

This is young Ozzie again, the Munsterlander belonging to the Mossop family. Ozzie hopes to be a working dog - but for now - happy to play hide and seek and take a break in the bushes! Plenty of "rough cover" for him to get used to!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

"More of the Working Munsterlander"

On the Munstermag "notes" blog - our friend Lori from the US, thought she recognised the dog last night - so tonight we include the handler! this is William with young Max! from Vicksburg., USA. Were you right Lori? Would like to thank William for joining in and allowing us to use his photos to show the working nature of the breed!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

"Working Munsterlanders"

This is Max, a two year old Munsterlander that lives, and works, in the US., and, as is now the shooting season, seemed an appropriate picture to use - and an opportunity to remind people that they are working dogs! with strong hunting instincts!! or should be...........................

Monday, October 09, 2006

"Sharing the bed Munsterlanders"

These are two munsterlanders belonging to the Mossop family. Archie and Ozzie, think Archie found Ozzie to be a bit of a shock in the early days, but soon accepted him - and shared his bed with him - bet the two of them would not fit in the one bed now!!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

"Is it the same Munsterlander?"

On recent cards I have used some pics of Curtis - and people have asked me "is it Zeb?" so - can you tell the difference? I know I can, and I am sure Christine can! (this is my Zeb I hasten to point out!!!) but they do have a similar look and expression to them - of course they both have lovely dark brown eyes (as the breed standard states they should have!!) so is that it? either way - both are wonderful examples of the breed.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

"Scottish Born and Bred Munsterlander"

This is Curtis - I am sure you all recognise him! I make no apologies for using a photo of him, lovely dog, lovely nature! and he won the RDCC at Driffield last week!! so let's celebrate that fact!!

Friday, October 06, 2006

"Working Munsterlander"

This is a photo that Brian Eastgate took of Floyd at a working test - Floyd has proved he can work - he "works" on a local shoot in the winter as well as taking part in working tests in the Summer - Perhaps it is time that Floyd started doing Field Trials - to try and become the first munsterlander with the Sh.CM title after his name but WITHOUT the Sh. at the front, ie he could become Ch. Yeldoaks etc., .........

Thursday, October 05, 2006

"Belly-up Munsterlander"

This is Floyd - or Sh. Ch. Yeldoaks Hot Pursuit JW. Sh. CM. ? Please note the last four letters!! There are only two dogs, in our breed, to have achieved this Show Certificate of Merit to date (the first was Oska, or Sh. Ch. Raycris Rather Special JW., Sh.CM., owned by Caz Trowsdale). It can all go belly-up from now on as far as Floyd is concerned!! Floyd is, of course, proudly owned, and much loved by Sharon Miller.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

"Munsterlander of Mine!"

This is Seven, my "leader of the pack" the judge did not like her yesterday - but Seven liked her day out - and loved her handler of the day - Lorraine!! Seven is a strong character and has her likes and dislikes - she was well happy to go off with Lorraine! considering Seven IS seven years old she could certainly beat many around that ring - if not in that ring!!! She absolutely stormed around - fit, fast and sound!!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

"Munsterlander with soul"

Munsterlanders have expressions! and how can you resist this soulful expression on this ones face? This is Liebe, the large Munsterlander bitch belonging to Liz and Eric in the south of England. Liebe is their first munster - and has given them a few "challenging moments" but they love her to bits!

Monday, October 02, 2006

"Munsterlander males"

Was given some pictures yesterday of Ozzie and Archie, two munsterlanders owned by Trevor and Clare Mossop and family. Have to say were some very good photos - Trev's new camera is obviously a good one!!! but then these two appear to be very photogenic!! What do you think?

Sunday, October 01, 2006

"Birthday Boy Munsterlander"

This is rescue dog Ben, owned by David Bishop, enjoying his "extended" walk - well - it WAS his birthday!!! Ben did not have a very good start in life - but is now happily placed in a loving and happy family environment - and is blossoming!! Could you help a rescue dog?