Large Munsterlander Association of Canada Conformation Evaluation and Coat Color Genetics


Conformation Evaluation is a required aspect for a LM to be Eligible to Breed, as of the 2020 Bylaws. It was recommended since LMAC began.

Although conformation was assessed in various hunt tests for many LMs over the years, the first large Conformation Evaluation was held at the LMCNA® Reunion in Hutchinson, MN in 2007, with German judges. Another conformation evaluation was held in Pine City, MN at the LMCNA® Meeting in 2010. Two smaller conformation evaluations were held in Saskatoon with the late Sigurd Käser as Judge, and another with Sheri Hallwyler and Joe Schmutz judging.

A LMAC conformation evaluation was held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Delisle, Saskatchewan with Jan Buchanan, Kaley Pugh, and Joe Schmutz judging.

Although such large evluation events have not been held again,the fall VHDF tests in Saskatchewan are heavily participated in by Large Munsterlanders and owners can request a conformation evaluation on the Friday before such tests. Alternative arrangements can also be made using LMAC conformation judges in other locations. Please email joe.schmutz@usask.ca to discuss this.


Conformation is evaluated based on the FCI Standard for the Large Munsterlander.

As of January 2012, LMAC Conformation Evaluation will be conducted with at least one certified judge and a minimum of one LMAC member who observes and signs as a witness and recording assistant.

LMs should be 18 months or older for conformation evaluation, intact and not pregnant or have recently whelped. Dogs 15-18 months of age may undergo "preliminary evaluation" and is the custom in the VGM, if they obtain a very good in body and a very good in coat, then this may count as equivalent to an adult evaluation.

~ LMAC Conformation Evaluation Form ~
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Rhonda Shewfelt, DVM, MSc, is giving a presentation about the dog skeleton and its impact on conformation at the LM group hunt held in Saskatoon in September 2009.


The Development and Genetics of Coat Color in the Large Munsterlander

These topics are described and illustrated in a downloadable pdf on Genetics of Coat Color in Dogs. This can be useful for breeders to report the color and markings of pups in litters. It can also be helpful for people writing Total Dog Profiles (TdP) of their dogs when applying for their eligibility to breed.


This web page was first mounted on December 18, 2011 and last updated on February 11, 2021 by Sheila Schmutz.



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