Saturday, March 31, 2007

"Welcome to Wendy and her Munsterlanders"

This is Wendy, running a dog at Darlington champ. show last year. Wendy is a great little mover!!!! (and look - she is watching her dog at all times!!!) She always complains though that our camera makes her looker shorter and fatter than she really is!! To see more of Wendy & her dogs have a look at Munsters at Large blog on

Friday, March 30, 2007

"Cute Puppy Pics"

Nothing I need to say with these - just - "ain't she sweet"?????????????

Thursday, March 29, 2007

"A Munsterlander coming at you"

Remember the song? "What's that coming over the hill? Is it a munster?" (well okay the song actually was "a monster") Well yes, Ben the rescue boy, owned by Dr. Bishop. David Bishop has kindly written an article for the next issue of FORUM extolling the virtues of taking on a Rescue dog - him and Ben certainly seem very happy with each other!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

"Munsterlander pup, home with her Breeder"

For all of those who have asked me what has happened to puppy Nova, well, she is home with her "Mum" and seems well happy with herself and with the adult dogs, (seen here with Jazz) it is always difficult when things do not seem to work out with a new family and their new pup., but the fairest thing to do is send it back to it's breeder, maybe this little girl just did not want to leave her Mum!!!! I must admit I do so like this pup - and if it wasn't so far away..........................

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

"Munsterlanders Past"

My picture of Pat and Storm doing agility prompted Barbara Butler to dig out these old photos of Storm, and other dogs of Pat's alongside Barbara's earlier dogs. Lovely to see pics of dogs past, gone but not forgotten.

Monday, March 26, 2007

"Munsterlander on board"

This is Mia, a large Munsterlander belonging to Kirstie in the south of England. She looks quite happy watching the world float by - I do notice she is on a lead - and wonder if the owner would still be in the boat if a duck swam past................. bet Katie can instantly "see" a cartoon in that! but a lovely looking young bitch, happy with her life and family.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

"Munsterlander of the Past"

This is an old photo of Pat's, way back in the days of big hair and competing in agility! My filing system tells me this is Storm, or Sh. Ch. Gorsebank Baron Gustav JW., grandfather of my Zeb., just a lovely action photo, and fond memories!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

"Munsterlander Wave"

This is Kerry's Fynn, waving to you all!!!!! Apparently Fynn is "clicker trained" (really must find out more about that!!!) and learnt to do this is minutes! Mind you, tongue stuck out at the same time is a really good look!! How can anyone be miserable with a munsterlander???

Friday, March 23, 2007

"Munsterlanders around the World"

A Munsterlander loves a cuddly toy, whether in England (top pic) Leah and her toy, or the US (bottom pic) Desi and her "birthday treat" toy. Be the dog (or bitch in this case!) very white (Leah) or very dark (Desi) they are just the same, here, or there, or anywhere!! The one thing that links all munsters around the world is their nature and temperament! May that never change!!!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

"Large Munsterlander Curtis"

Don't you just love him? I do!! He is so photogenic - almost seems to be saying to the camera "is this my best side?" "or this" or "lets just relax!" such a poseur (yes that is the correct word - means a person who poses!) Lovely dog, lovely nature.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

"Cute Munsterlander Puppy"

Innocence, Cuteness and a touch of Wickedness, all mixed up in a lovely package - that is puppy Nova belonging to Marieke in the Netherlands. Could not decide which picture to use - so used them all!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

"Topical, not Tropical, Munsterlander"

This is Tarka, or Gentle Zephyr of Home von Blitzan, getting older now, but still happy and healthy. Tarka is "Mum" to my Zeb (of last week's Dog Star feature), so, seemed appropriate to show her, and the snow, as both seem relevant topics this week.

Monday, March 19, 2007

"Large Munsterlander Puppies"

Dotty (Wintersmorn Immaculate at Abbotsbourne) and Harry (Tanzenbach Water Boatman) are the "producers" of these beautiful puppies. This picture was taken by breeder/owner Sarah at nine days old. This is one of our first "featured litters" on Munstermag. Born on gundog day at Crufts - an omen for the future? all little winners? We look forward to more pictures as they grow up.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

"Wearing the Large Munsterlander"

As fashion accessories go - this "scarf" is very attractive!! We often joke you do not just say "hello" to a Munsterlander - you wear it!!! they do like to be up close and personal!! This is Bruce, owned by Lynn and Rob - all I can say Rob is "You wear it well" (maybe your name should be Rod? - as is Stewart?)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

"Munsterlander Log-up-man-ship"

Thursday we had pictures of Ziggy in the ring, and then "out and out about with a bit of wood" and Friday we had Rumour in the ring and then "out and about etc., " in a hilarious bit of one-upmanship (or logupmanship) Tony Hutchings sent me these pics of Ziggy - clearly not wanting to be outdone by the size of the bit of wood.................... a case of a "Working Munsterlander" or "is my tree bigger than yours?" I had intended to carry on the Crufts theme - but had to give in and use these!!

Friday, March 16, 2007

"Muscled Munsterlander"

Yesterday we had Ziggy with his bit of wood, and then in the ring, today - we have Rumour! Top pic taken yesterday at the Res., where we exercise them, Rumour nearly always finds something to carry, bits of wood, old shoes, old toys, whatever - this one was rather heavy though!! BUT the Judge for Crufts did comment, favourably, on her "hard" condition, perhaps this is Rumours idea of a "work-out" using more "natural" weights.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

"Munsterlander Ziggy"

Tony Hutchings sent me the top picture yesterday, his wife, Jackie says "Ghyllbeck Pallidus in an upright position and without a tree in his mouth - winning Post Graduate dog at Crufts with handler Lynn Smallbone". Well - thought I would include the pic of the tree in the mouth too - just to illustrate how multi-talented Ziggy really is......................

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

"Veteran Munsterlander"

This was another photo added, belatedly, to the slide show. It shows Julie Dowden and her boy Hansmic Ash of Chontelle, or Joe, in Veteran Dog at Crufts. Joe is almost eleven years old and a credit to his owner!! This photo was taken by Mick Day of MMG Guards., and we feel dog, and owner (and the photographer!) need further acknowledgement!!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

"Junior Munsterlander Handler"

As I used the lovely Dylan yesterday - I thought would use James and Prima (?) today, both Blitzan bred, Dylan is now nine and a half years old and Prima is about 12 months old. Handler James was just a baby when Dylan was born, so he has grown up with munsters. Bit of an "old hand" really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 12, 2007

"Veteran Munsterlander"

This is the lovely Dylan (and Jovi's nose just sneaking into shot?) Dylan, or Sh. Ch. Blitzan Ragamuffin w0n Veteran Dog at Crufts on Thursday, of course, in the past Dylan has won Best Dog in Breed at Crufts! but this year, he was just happy to take part!! You may all remember Dyl from my show reports of last year, because entered or not, he always had to be included!!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

"Munsterlander Huntress"

This photo is from Lynn, who tells me the story behind this picture of Raycris Royal Serenade "Got asked if Skye was still with us and OK, so, as she is in a few pedigrees, wondered if you could include her photo - doing a bit of "mole control" on her twelfth birthday". Certainly can Lynn (include it I mean!) Skye is happily still with us, and in full control of her faculties!!! A true "Golden Oldie!"

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Munsterlander relaxation

Ooooh! Isn't it great to put your feet up after all that shopping!
Jackie and Tony Hutchings Munsters relaxing after getting home yesterday from Crufts.

Friday, March 09, 2007

"Best of Breed @ Crufts"

This is Sharon Miller and Floyd, these pics were taken at Richmond last September, by Brian Eastgate. Sharon, and Floyd (Sh. Ch. Yeldoaks Hot Pursuit JW. Sh. CM) got Best of Breed at Crufts yesterday. Thought I would use this one, rather than one taken yesterday, as was a nice sunny day.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

"Crufts Entrants - kind permission of Caz"

Raycris New Beginnings, top pic - a young bitch striding out in style with owner/handler Caz Trowsdale. Below, a beautiful head shot of Oska, or Sh. Ch. Raycris Rather Special JW. Sh. CM., Many of you will have seen the picture in the diary of Caz and Oska last year in the big ring at Crufts, Suzanne (owner of Bodie, the Small Munster) took the pic used in the diary - will Suzanne be able to take a pic this year? We shall have to wait and see - Good Luck to all who are going......No Daily Dog tomorrow (but then you have had several this week!). Back on Friday.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

"Gorsebank Girls at Crufts"

These are the Gorsebank Girls, Meadow (Gorsebank Marchioness Lizi of Jendellas) and Summer (Gorsebank Lady Amethyst of Tattay) belonging to Barbara Butler and Toniann Taylor. These pics were all taken at the Large Munsterlander Club Open Show in February by Kerry Sugden.

"Rockfest Large Munsterlanders at Crufts"

Sharon Millers dogs are all going to Crufts! She does have an affix, although no plans to breed a litter for many years, as she says her circumstances are not right, (single parent!!!!!!) However, her dogs, from top to bottom, Dylan, (Sh. ch. Blitzan Ragamuffin) Marli (Ichbin Pagus of Rockfest), Floyd (Sh. Ch. Yeldoaks Hot Pursuit JW. Sh. CM) and Jovi (Ichbin Solarspirit of Rockfest) will all be there for Crufts.....