Jagdterrier - More information about this breed


  • Other names Deutscher Jagdterrier, German Jagdterrier, German Hunting Terrier, German Hunt Terrier
  • Country of origin Germany
  • Height Male 13-16 inches (33-41 cm)
  • Height Female 11-14 inches (28-36 cm)
  • Weight Male 20-22 pounds (8 – 9 kg)
  • Weight Female 18-20 pounds (8 – 9 kg)
  • Life Span 10 – 12 years
  • Litter Size 3 – 8



A typical appearance of a Jagdterrier is black and tan, with the tan being more of a rust colour on the muzzle and undercarriage. It can also be chocolate or liver brown with white markings. It is a working dog and was first bred in Germany. They look like typical hunt dogs, with a square, muscular body. They were mostley used for hunting foxex, bur they are very courageous and can even hunt bigger animals than itself. They have adapted themselves to outside life and to city live as well if needed.



The coat of a Jagdterrier can be either hairy, smooth or broken. All varieties do shed. The tail is normally (but not always) cropped at 2/3 the natural length. The colors are mostly black with tan markings. Liver, tan, red, brown or mouse grey. White in the toes and chest is allowed.



Jagdterriers were developed to be all round hunting dogs. Though often used for quarry that dens underground, especiallybadger, fox, and raccoon dog, Jagdterriers 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.


Health Issues

Generally speaking, the Jagdterrier is a healthy breed with no dominating defects.


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