Jagdterrier

Jagdterrier
Jagdterrier

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: Germany
Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: Male: 33–40 cm, Female: 33–40 cm
Weight: Male: 9–10 kg, Female: 7,5–8,5 kg
Color: Black & Tan
Life Expectancy: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Reliable, Intelligent, Courageous, Adaptable, Sociable, Strong Willed
Litter Size: 3 - 8 puppies
Health Problems: N

Brief info: The Jagdterrier (German Jagdterrier, Deutscher Jagdterrier, German Hunt Terrier) is a comparatively young breed, having been developed only since the turn of the 20th century.

The breed was developed in Germany as a functional hunting dog, and is used there on a wide variety of game, including wild boar, badger, fox and weasel. Imports into the United States and Canada have also been used by sportsmen as tree dogs, primarily for raccoon and squirrel. The Jagdterrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club on January 1, 1993.

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.