The club's mission is to promote responsible ownership of the Small Münsterländer. To that end, the SMCNA will encourage training, testing, and hunting. Additionally, the club recognizes the Small Munsterlander to be a versatile hunting dog, accepts the Standard of the breed as set forth by the German Verband for Kleine Munsterlander and adopted by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) as the only standard of conformation by which the Small Munsterlander shall be judged, and encourages testing, training and breeding that conforms to accepted standards. Any deviation from those standards, derived from differences in language, locality or test requirements, could be accepted if those deviations would not lead to any outward differences in appearance, temperament or character.
SMCNA is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of an elected President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Registrar. The Breed Council manages the SMCNA's breeding program.