message board
Gosch Kennels Small Munsterlander Home page
A source of Information on the Small Munsterlander Pointer
Echo Off the Dock
Welcome to the Gosch Kennels Home page! In case you didn't notice we raise the best hunting
dogs in the world (our world anyway), the Small Munsterlander. At present we have 11 of these
great dogs: Abbey, Anna, Grace, Elle, Nikki, Oreo, Speck, Sophie, Splash, Nani, and Pistol.
Located in western Iowa we hunt our dogs extensively on wild Iowa and South Dakota
pheasants, quail, ducks, and a few geese.  We have owned this breed since 1996.  Check out the
Puppies section for the latest on our planned litters. You can contact us at
The Small Munsterlander is a one of the newest versatile hunting breeds to gain popularity in the  
United States. While they are relatively new here in the U.S., they have been around in Germany
and Europe since the 13th or 14th century. There are several books on the SMP, unfortunately,
they are currently only available in German.  In Europe the SM is bred to find, point, track, and
retrieve upland birds, waterfowl, and fur-bearing animals. In the U.S. they are mainly used for
upland and waterfowl hunting.  In general, they are highly intelligent and capable dogs. They have
very good noses and are excellent in the water. They will naturally point, track, and retrieve (on
land and/or in water) game.
They make very good family and house dogs and are very good with children. Their low-keyed
temperament makes them an ideal candidate for a house-dog. The Small Munsterlander is a very
personable dog and will make a great addition to any loving, hunting home. We try our best to sell
our pups to hunting homes, since we don't believe that it is fair to the dog or the owner that the
dog not be hunted. These dogs are bred from the best hunting stock we can find and that is what
they are meant to do. We believe that keeping a dog from doing what comes naturally to it would
be a grave injustice to the dog.
We are currently members of the Small Munsterlander Club of North America and the North
American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA). We encourage all small
Munsterlander owners to have their dogs NAVHDA tested and become members of the Small
Munsterlander Club of North America.
The Small Munsterlander Club of North America has a Breed Council and a newsletter.  For a
look at my dogs complete NAVHDA pedigrees go to the
"Personal Gundogs" section.  I have
links to pictures, certifications, and some video of all of our dogs there as well.
Make sure to check out my Message Board
© 1997- 2014
Sophie's first duck hunt