Original Name : Deutscher Jagdterrier
Type : Lupoid
Other Names : German Jagdterrier, German Hunting Terrier
Male size : 13-15¾ inches
Male weight : 19¾-22 lbs
Female size : 13-15¾ inches
Female weight : 16½-18¾ lbs
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Countries of origin : Germany
Jagd Terriers are perfect working terriers. Still essentially bred by hunters, these versatile dogs are especially suited to hunting underground and as flushing dogs. They are brave, diligent and tenacious, full of life and reliable. Compact and well proportioned, Jagd Terriers are sociable and obedient animals that are neither aggressive nor fearful.
Long, somewhat wedge-shaped, but not pointed.
Straight topline, well defined withers, strong, straight back that is not too short.
Black, dark brown or grayish black, with clearly defined yellow-red markings.
Semi-pricked, lightly touching the head, set high, not especially small, V shaped.
Carried horizontal or slightly saber-shaped.
Rough, straight, dense and hard or coarse and smooth.
The breed was perfected after many years of efforts by skilful crossings with the old Wire Fox Terrier and the Welsh Terrier to establish the breed’s general appearance. The aim was to produce a versatile, easy to train dog with lots of energy and very well developed hunting instincts. It also had to be happy in water and be very vocal. The German breed club was formed in 1926.Over 80 years later, German breeders continue to focus on the breed’s hunting skills, even character, courage and drive.
After World War I, a number of hunters resigned from the large Fox Terrier Club to devote themselves to breeding a black and tan hunting dog specialized in hunting underground, the Jagd Terrier.