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)