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Deutscher Jagdterrier, German Jagdterrier, German Hunting Terrier, German Hunt Terrier
Males 8-12 kg
Females 7-10 kg
Smooth or stiff short hair
Black and tan, brown and tan, gray and black with tan
Dogs for apartments, hunting dogs
Features of the breed
History of Origin
The German Jagdterrier was purposely bred by crossing the Fox Terrier with other breeds. The breed, Walter Zangenberg and his colleague Rudolf Fries, began to work actively on producing the breed in 1923. In 1926, the first club of German Jägdterer fans was founded.
The idea was that this dog was purely a working dog; it was not to take part in exhibitions and shows. Its primary use is hunting wild animals and large birds.
In 1934, the first standard noted that the dog must have good physical qualities, not be afraid of water, and have a loud bark, excellent sense.
After World War I, the breeding and number of dogs decreased significantly. The breed was officially recognized in 1954.
Appearance: height, weight, fur, color
The appearance is fully suitable for a working dog. The dogs’ standard height is 33-40 cm, the weight of the male dog is 8-12 kg, the bitch is 7-10 kg.
The dog’s head has pronounced facial features. The nose bridge is black, but if the coat’s color is brown, then the same color of the nose is allowed. The eyes have a small, oval shape, located far apart.
The neck is firm and strong, not long. The physique is compact and harmonious. The line of the abdomen has a graceful curve. The limbs have strong musculature and strong bones. If the tail is not cropped, its length is straight or saber-shaped.
The German Jagdterer can be stiff-haired and smooth-haired. In general, the coat has a dense structure and protects the body from rain and damage. The dog’s color can be black, black and papal, brown and papal, gray and black.
Despite the fact that they are a hunting breed, their character is not aggressive. They can easily live in families where there are children because they love to play with them. Very loyal to their owner and see the meaning of life in protecting him.
With other animals in the same territory, German Jagdterrier can behave viciously, especially if they are cats and rodents. Therefore, from early childhood, you need to accustom the dog to a peaceful existence. Distrustful of strangers can be good guards of a private home. They are quite energetic and playful. Can for a long time actively move and have fun without feeling tired.
The primary care concerns the dog’s need for long and active walks. He can easily live in the apartment, but you need to remember about daily activities. After all, without them, the dog may begin to behave maliciously and harm the house, chewing household items and toys. A walk with this breed should last at least an hour. At the same time, it should combine running, play, and training.
If you live with a German Jagdterrier in a private home, it is best to use a spacious aviary.
The breed is suitable for people with an active lifestyle because the pet is more than happy to keep him company during any fun. The dog has an excellent stiff coat that can self-clean. Bathing is recommended no more than twice a year.
Check the ears and eyes once a week and wipe them with a damp cotton pad if necessary. Be sure to use a leash when walking.
To successfully train a German Jagdterrier, you need to have confidence and tenacity of character. These pets are quite stubborn and independent; it will be difficult for them to obey someone else. But if you teach your dog from an early age that you are the leader, not him, then the training process will be successful.
In general, the German Jagdterrier is very intelligent and has good wit and intuition. It can remember and follow commands easily. Training should begin at six months of age.
The German Jagdterrier is in good health and is not prone to genetic diseases. But it is important to remember that health depends directly on the dog’s care, especially in childhood.
The dog willingly eats whatever he is offered. This can be either natural food or food. But it is a hunting breed that always needs a tasty piece of meat. Also, be sure to add by-products, cereals (buckwheat, rice, millet), fish fillets, cottage cheese to the diet. Greens and seasonal fruits can be added in the spring.