The Small Munsterlander is an adaptable hunting dog and natural retriever with a medium range, a strong pointing instinct, and a strong need for water. It has outstanding tracking capabilities for all forms of post-shot work. Intelligence and trainability help to improve these abilities. The Small Munsterlander is bright and adaptable, with a full but balanced temperament and a stable personality. It is vigilant and friendly to people, making it suited for family life; it has good social behavior and maintains close contact with its master. Its fervent, tenacious predatory instinct, versatile hunting abilities, powerful nerves, and keenness for the game make it an excellent hunting companion.
Small Munsterlanders can also be utilized for agility, obedience, retrieving, and hunting tests or competitions during the off-season. Small Munsterlanders have a strong pack sense and flourish with families that enjoy being outside. They are frequently spotted lying around (or on) their master’s feet in the house. It is known as the Kleiner Münsterländer in their home nation of Germany.