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One of the most recent dog breeds created, the Jagdterrier originated in the 20th century. This breed is from Germany, is gaining popularity in the United States today and is used for hunting small to medium sized wild animals.


The Jagdterrier is a medium sized breed with males and females measuring an average of 16 inches in height and weighing up to 22 pounds in weight. Their head is medium in size, wedge shaped and forms into a long, narrow shaped muzzle with a scissor bite. The space between their ears is broad and flat, as their ears are large in size, triangular in shape and stand firm at the top of their head, or folded alongside their face. Their two eyes are medium in size, almond in shaped and generally a light amber to dark brown in color. Their general appearance is stocky, active and strong. Their short coat is a double layer, available in smooth or harsh. Their coat color is available in black and tan or red in tan. Their tail is medium in length and tapers to a point when left natural; when cropped there should be a few inches left - this is used to pull the terrier from any dens or holes when needed.


Best suited for avid outdoor hunters, the Jagdterrier is extremely active, courageous, head strong and determined to get the job done. This breed requires a daily job that is both mentally and physically tiring. The Jagdterrier is best suited for homes only with other canines their size or larger due to their natural hunting instincts. Early socialization and obedience classes are required. This breed requires an owner who is always able to remain pack leader and who uses positive reinforcement training methods only.


This breed does shed. Daily brushing and bathing when needed.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Jagdterrier prior to adding one to your household to ensure you are able to meet the physical and financial requires life long for your new family member. This breed requires a properly fenced in yard or proper fitting harness and leash while outdoors at all times. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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