Deutscher Jagdterrier, German Jagdterrier, German Hunting Terrier, German Hunt Terrier
The Jagdterrier is first and foremost a hunting and sporting dog. Jagdterriers possess a spirit of liveliness and speed at work, yet are regal at rest. "Alert," "athletic" and "active" describes the ambience of the Jagdterrier. A bit of fire is always evident in its expression. Physically, individuals should exhibit a square (though not broad) build, standing squarely and true over the feet. A deep and narrow chest allows the dog to easily enter dens. Leg length is in proportion to the rest of the body, avoiding both stubbiness or legginess. The tail is set fairly high and straight, and is gaily carried. The tail posture, while the dog is working, will be wayward and is not important. Though cropped, the remaining tail must be long enough to serve as a handle, should the hunter need to pull the terrier from a den. The coat may be either harsh or smooth; the important factor for coats of working terriers being that the coat must be thick and ample for turning briars and fangs.
This terrier breed is a clever hunter, unrelenting, tough, and robust. The Jagdterrier is unafraid of the most formidable wild game and very intent in the pursuit of such game. The breed is highly intelligent and affable with its master and other hunters. Considering its determination to work, and its combustible energy, the breed should not be selected strictly as a pet, though they are totally people friendly. Dash, gameness and pluck are all descriptive of a properly bred Jagdterrier. The Jagdterrier, bred solely by hunters over its existence, has maintained the fearless characteristics of early day den terriers.
|Height||13–16 inches (33–40 cm)|
|Weight||20-22 pounds (9-10 kg)|
|Colors||Black Black and Tan Yellow|
|Good In Apartments||
The German Hunt Terrier is good for apartment life. It is very active indoors and will do okay without a yard. The German Hunt Terrier should be protected from the cold.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
This breed needs a great deal of exercise. When not out on the hunt it needs to be taken on a daily long walk or jog where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. These dogs were bred to be hardworking hunting and sporting dogs and need a job to do. Not for the laid-back person.
The German Hunt Terrier smooth, shorthaired, hard coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and shampoo only when necessary. You can remove loose hair by wiping the coat with a warm, damp cloth. This breed is an average shedder.
Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!