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Jagd Terrier
History:

Country/Date of Origin: Germany/20th Century

In the 1920s German sportsmen, fed up with poor field performances of British go-to-ground terriers they felt had been "sissified" for the show ring, began to systematically breed a more aggressive working dog. They used Welsh Terrier and Fox Terrier as the foundation stock and picked dogs that showed great prowess in the field as the breeding animals. By 1950 the type was fixed. The new breed, the Jagd Terrier, can hunt fox and bigger animals such as wild boar and badger. It can even double up as a retriever if necessary.

FCI Group: 3 (Terrier)

Other Names Body Type Personality Coat Health Concerns

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German Hunting Terrier

AKC Group: Terrier

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Body Type:

  • A stocky go-to-ground terrier slightly larger than a fox terrier
  • Height: 13-16 inches (at shoulder)
  • Weight: 20-22 pounds
  • Button ears are not altered
  • Tail, which is held erect, is docked

Personality:

  • Terrier temperament in the extreme. Plucky and somewhat fierce
  • Distrustful of strangers
  • Scrappy with other dogs
  • Not good with children
  • Snappish when annoyed
  • Digs

Coat:

  • Hair is short and can be smooth or wiry
  • Color must be dark: black, brown or dark gray with tan markings
  • Moderate grooming required

Health Concerns:

  • Robust good health is a major point of the breeding program of the Hunt Terrier
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Tasty Tidbits:
  • Jagd means hunt in German. Pronounce it yahgd
  • High energy, almost hyperactive
  • This is not a dog for an apartment or small house
  • This is a country dog, happiest out digging up some varmint
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