Breed Organization United Kennel Club (UKC) Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Germany Other Names German Hunt Terrier, German Jagdterrier, Jagdterrier Life Expectancy Approximately 13-15 Years Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group Terrier
Breed Appearance A typical appearance of a Jagdterrier is black,
and tan with the tan being more of a rust color on the muzzle and
undercarriage. It can also be chocolate or liver brown with white
markings although the white markings and the chocolate coloring
should be avoided in breeding programs along with a brown nose.
Black and tan/rust markings should be the goal. The coat of a
Jagdterrier can be either hairy, smooth or broken. All varieties do
shed. The tail is normally (but not always) cropped at 2/3 the
Breed Description Head: Elongated. Broad, flat skull. Stop
not pronounced. Robust muzzle. Rounded cheeks. Powerful jaws. Ears: Set on high, not overly small, v-shaped, carried lightly
against the sides of the head. Eyes: Small, deep set, oval. Dark color. Body: Slightly longer than tall. Robust neck. Deep, rounded
chest. Powerfully muscled loin. Strong, straight back. Powerfully
muscled croup. Tail: Docked to about one third of its natural length. Carried
somewhat high, but not gaily. Hair: Fairly short, hard, dense, harsh, stiff, lying very close
to the skin. Coat: Black is predominant color, gray and black mixture, or
dark brown, with relatively light tan markings above the eyes, on
the muzzle, checks, feet and anus. Light or dark mask and small
white markings on the forechest and feet are permissible. Size: 33 to 40 cm (13-15,7 in). Weight: Dog : 9 to 10 kg (20-22 lb).Bitch : 7,5 to 8,5 kg (16,5
to 19 lb).
History Descended from English terriers, the German
Hunt Terrier was selectively bred in Germany in the nineteenth
century. The breed is thought to be the result of crosses between
the Fox Terrier, the Welsh Terrier and the Old English Terrier. It
is possible that dachshund and pinscher blood was also introduced.
This remarkable hunter is considered to be one of the best terriers
(unearthing fox and badger). He also hunts boar and hare in small
packs, retrieves small land or water game, and is an excellent
Behavior This lively, cantankerous, fearless, courageous
"killer" has a difficult personality. Suspicious of strangers, he is
a vigilant guard dog. Due to their intelligence and adaptability,
Jagdterriers can make good pets, but it should be remembered that
they are primarily a hunting dog with a strong prey drive.
Health No health issues were found in this breed.
Advice If he lives indoors, he will become excessively
nervous. This breed requires regular outings. Brushing once per week