Breeding Regulations

KlM-GNA Breeding Regulations


Kleine Münsterländer – Group North America (KlM-GNA) breeds to maintain the profile of the “classic” Kleine Münsterländer, which is a versatile and proficient hunting dog in all three environments: the field, water, and forest.  KlM-GNA fully endorses the core breeding concept of our parent club, Verband für Kleine Münsterländer e.V (KlM-Germany), which has been termed “performance breeding.” Performance breeding requires stud dogs and breeding bitches to conform to breed standards at a Breed Show, meet club health standards and demonstrate natural and performance abilities by passing tests of the JGHV (German Versatile Hunting Dog Association).

Fundamentally, GNA abides by the Breeding Regulations of the Verband für Kleine Münsterländer e.V (the link to the English language version can be found below).  All breeders and owners of stud dogs are responsible for being familiar with and abiding by these Breeding Regulations. In addition to the requirements contained in the Breeding Regulations, breeders must confirm a paid membership in KlM-GNA and have a provincial (Canada) or state (U.S.A.) hunting license.

As a Landesgruppe (a regional chapter) of the Verband für Kleine Münsterländer, we are working with our German parent club to consolidate and develop the existing Kleine Münsterländer breed stock in North America.  This is largely being done by importing puppies, adult dogs and semen for use in artificial insemination from our German parent club which grants KlM-GNA sole access in North America to these hard-earned, valuable genetic resources.

All offspring of KlM-GNA breedings will automatically receive FCI Pedigrees. For breeding approval, dogs from these pairings will be expected to fulfill the requirements specified in the club’s Breeding Regulations.

All exemptions or deviations from these Breeding Regulations must be discussed with the KlM-GNA Breed Warden and then presented to the Breeding Commission of KlM-Germany, which will make a final decision on exceptions. 

Breeding Regulations

The KlM-GNA Breeding Regulations in their entirety can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on this link:   KlM Breeding Regulations, July 1, 2019