Jagdterrier, Hunting Dog

The Jagdterrier is a type of working terrier, originating in Germany, that is used for hunting quarry both above and underground. This dog breed of terrier is also called the German Hunt Terrier.

Jagdterrier Appearance

The dog breeds typical appearance is black, with brown or reddish-tan marking on the muzzle and undercarriage that make it somewhat resemble a Doberman pinscher. It can also be brown with white markings and a brown nose. The breed standard calls for an animal that stands 33 to 40 cm (13 to 15.7 in) at the shoulders, with females weighing from 7.5 to 8.5 kg (16.5 to 18.7 lb), and males weighting from 9 to 10 kg (19.8 to 22 lb). The coat of a Jagdterrier can be either wiry or smooth, but should be noted that both variates do shed. The tail is normally (but not always) cropped at 2/3 the natural length.

Jagdterrier Temperament

Jagdterriers were developed to be all around hunting dogs. Though often used for quarry that dens underground, especially badger, fox, and raccoon dog, Jadgterriers are also used to drive wild boar and rabbits out of thickets, and to blood track wounded animals, such as deer. 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.

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