Thursday, November 30, 2006

"Munterlander Bin-man"

This is Zak, having raided the house-hold bin!! Zak has has a few problems with separation anxiety - and now owner Russ is worried he will suffer the same - Russ is going on a much needed holiday and Zak is going to boarding kennels cum training school......... Hope they both have a good time - and I am sure they will!!!!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"Munsterlander boy"

This is Harley, belonging to Patti and Family in US., the photo is taken in their backyard - at sunset - as Patti says - can you not "feel" the energy? Love the pose - not paying attention to the photographer - just checking out the possibility of "game" anywhere in the vicinity!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

"Munsterlander Abroad - Out & About!"

Monday, November 27, 2006

"Munsterlander Holiday"

This is Sadie again, from South West England - usually, that is - here she is clearly "on holiday" in the Scottish Highlands! Love her head and expression! obviously quite a well trained, and well loved, happy family dog.......... thank you to Kevin and family for these pics.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Travelled Munsterlander"

This is Sadie, belonging to Kevin and family in the South West of England, however this picture was taken on the Lizard in Cornwall and another picture I have - for tomorrow - was taken in the Scottish Highlands! so Sadie is obviously a well-travelled and much-loved family member!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

"Munsterlander and Mates"

A Munsterlander, a cat and a buffalo - quite an everyday family group kind of picture? well - only if you are Ali and the Blitzans............. However, it is lovely to see a munster can get along with other animals! does not have to chase everything they see etc., etc., nice bit of PR for the breed.

Friday, November 24, 2006

"No Camouflage for this Munsterlander"

This is Theo, the very black and white dog belonging to John Thorn, seen here in the park - Cefn Onn, in Cardiff. What a riot of colour in the rest of the picture!! Very autumnal and picturesque!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

"Munsterlander Camouflage"

This is Fynn again, illustrating how all too oftens all you see of a munster is it's tongue, or it's tail!! it is either in your face or racing off into the distance!!!!!!!!! however, in this photo Fynn is managing to show tongue AND tail (although that is a bit of a blur - as moving so fast!) the very essence of munsterlander!! Thanks to Kerry for sharing these photos, hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

"Munsterlander encouragement"

You can almost see Fynn willing his owner Kerry to "keep up" or "come on - nearly there" he just looks so happy and so full of fun!! That is the thing with Munsters, so full of enthusiasm and so keen to be out and about!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

"Munsterlander all terrain"

Looks a bit as though Fynn is "walking on the moon" what a strange background surface! I realise it is the shore line somewhere - but so convoluted - well, is either the moon - or the surface of the brain!! or is it just my weird imagination this morning? Still we do say Munsters get into your head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a lovely pic from Kerry of her Fynn.

Monday, November 20, 2006

"Munsterlander water-point"

This is Fynn, owned by Kerry, on holiday - I believe in the Lake District, seen here interrupting his paddle for a quick bit of "pointing" something has obviously caught his attention in the undergrowth! Fynn is not a working gun-dog - although clearly bred for the job!! but he "works" at flyball and obedience! and very well he is doing too!! Versatile you see!!!!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

"Surprising Munsterlander"

This is an old photo of Rumour as a puppy! Who would have thought that this pup would have made such an impact? She gained her Show Champion Title at Crufts in 2005 - and lost the Sh. bit in November 2006! Not just gaining her title as Champion - but doing it twice in one week!! A SGWC on the Monday, and a Field Trial Award on the Saturday...........

Saturday, November 18, 2006

"Autumnal Munsterlander"

Another picture from John Thorn, featuring his dog Theo. Loved this one so much - felt it deserved to be used twice!! liked the "bigger picture" showing the scenery and the colours, perfect background for a munster! but then loved the effect of the image reflected on the water, and because the image was in high resolution was able to crop and get the full effect!! John tells us that seconds after this pic was taken - the inevitable happened - and Theo jumped in!!

Friday, November 17, 2006

"Pensive Munsterlander"

Danny looks almost to be in a World of his own! or maybe just contemplating which "wee" message to follow next!!! Actually the picture is Dan on a "Wait" -apparently he was a bit annoyed that his owner did not want to let him chase off again! so that is a sulky look he has on there!!!! (the you-have-annoyed-me I will not look at you kind of thing!!!)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

"Paddling Munsterlander"

This is Rumour, taking a break from her training yesterday!! What is it with Munsters? See a puddle and have to "test" it................. in the background we have the wide open spaces of Lincolnshire fenland... yet Rumour appears to prefer to hunt in dense cover!!!!!!! ummmmm not a lot of that in front of us!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

"Danny Munsterlander"

This is Danny again, Claire tells me now she has a digital camera we can expect lots of pics of him! (and I look forward to them!!) However, she said of my comment yesterday "Think you know what I meant... wee-mail as in like e-mail! Just the doggie way of picking up messages from friends!" I always wondered what that little word meant!! Anyway here is Danny - taking his daily dip (and sip) in our local loch today. It's getting colder up here so he didn't go in for the full swim for a change... just a quick paddle!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

"Another Munsterlander - in Scotland"

This is Danny dog owned by Claire who says "I have got a new job -working from home and Danny dog is loving it! He can stay cosy in his bed while I get on with work -he also gets out in the local area more to pick up his "wee-mail" more regularly. Anyway -just took this picture today and thought it was good enough for you to use somewhere". It is lovely thank you Claire - but what is wee mail? or do I hazard a guess??

Monday, November 13, 2006

"Two Munsterlanders - a world apart"

Neither picture is very clear you may say - but both pictures show a munster in it's "element" both hunting in the long grass, both with white tail just about visible, both wearing a red collar, but - a world apart! - one hunting in a Country park near Boston in Lincolnshire, and one hunting in the wide open spaces of America.....

Sunday, November 12, 2006

"Another Munster and Pal"

This is Frankie, with Chloe, owned by Ilene in the US., "Frankie's Mom" is joining us on Munsternotes so hopefully we shall see more of these two dogs! I believe Frankie is a bit of a "sweetie" and very much the family dog. Look forward to hearing all about them........

Saturday, November 11, 2006

"Munsterlander and Pal"

This is Harley, with his companion Rex, they belong to Pat Bailey and her family in the US., I know this blog is for Munsterlanders - but we can appreciate the beauty of other breeds! and Rex looks a real sweetie! Looking forward to hearing more from Pat and her pets on Munsternotes in the future.

Friday, November 10, 2006

"Munsterlander Playground"

Looks like the ideal ground for a Munsterlander! This is another picture from Henning Svendsen - love the colours - and the expression on the dogs face........ obviously not keen on staying for the photo call.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

"Closer to the Munsterlander"

As I said - something different - two versions of the same photo - on the same day! Daily Dog is changing!! (maybe!!!) This is the cropped version, hope you get the same feeling of enjoyment from this pic that Harley is clearly getting from the action in the same pic!!!!!!!!!

"Hunting Munsterlander"

This is Harley in the US., Photo from his owner Pat in Upstate New York who tells me " I thought this picture should be called "spot the Munsterlander" . We had just finished duck hunting with 4 nice retrieves - Harley's third time ever hunting- and we let him run the woods to see if he'd find a Grouse. He is so filled with joy and energy I could barely get him on film". I love this photo, I considered cropping it, but felt "lost" the "energy" so am going to include it - as is - and - do something completely different.............................

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"Working Munsterlander"

This photo was taken on Monday, and it is our Rumour out in the local Country Park with Jo - doing some practice work - for upcoming field trials! As you can see she has plenty of her own "coat" but that is all we have to rely on over here! Really must make her that "Barbie" pink one!!!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

"Munsterlander wear"

This is another picture from Henning, I find it very puzzling - WHY do so many of the dogs wear these jackets? I admit I do not work dogs - but Jo is trying to - and all the information leaflets etc., advise wearing dark, unobtrusive clothing, so as not to scare game - yet abroad so many dogs wear these - can anyone explain it to me?

Monday, November 06, 2006

"Munsterlander on top"

Bit of an attention grabbing headline - but an attention grabbing picture, beautiful scenery down below and a classic munsterlander on the hill. No prizes for guessing the dog - clearly Curtis - can even see the black spot on his tongue!! Master of all he surveys? Nah - not really - he is a bit of a softie really! lovely nature and temperament.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

"Munsterlander Fun"

Just love this one - Two Munsterlanders out having fun - looks to me as though one is working and the other is hell bent on distracting!! typical behaviour!! Another picture from Henning featuring Swedish and Norwegian dogs out working.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

"Munsterlander Speed"

This is another photo from Sweden/Norway taken by Henning Svendsen. The dog is moving so fast cannot keep up with himself! but a lovely feel good pic of a munster doing what it loves, in superb scenery....

Friday, November 03, 2006

"Happy Munsterlander"

This is Christine Weber's boy - Curtis - with a stick! rather a large "stick" - but he seems rightfully proud of it! You can see he has his eye on the camera - bit difficult to pose with a huge branch in your mouth - but he is managing it!! and seems to be moving at quite a speed too - certainly striding out!!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

"Morning Daily Munsterlander"

I have now decided to change Daily Dog in the morning, rather than the evening! and what a wonderful picture to make the change with! an absolute classic photo from Henning Svendsen.
Many of Henning's pictures have been used to support our British Rescue organisation, it is so kind that people take time out to think of those less fortunate than themselves.