Country of origin: Germany
Registries: American Jagd
Terrier Registry
Occupation: Hunter
Size: 11 to 19 in tall; 10 to
39 lbs
Longevity: 13 to 15 years
Exercise: Very active; needs
lots of exercise
Training: Challenge
Grooming: Easy
Colors: Red, brown and tan, black and tan

This robust breed very much lives up to its native name, Deutscher Jagdterrier (German Hunting Terrier), and is at its best tracking and retrieving small game above and below ground or in water. It was created in Bavaria in the early years of the 20th century as an all-purpose hunting dog by crossing the Welsh Terrier, Old English Black-and-tan Terrier, and English fox terriers. Needing plenty of physical and mental stimulation, it settles happily into a life outdoors and makes a fine watchdog. A strong-willed, snappy nature makes this breed demanding as an urban or companion animal, and it is kept mostly by gamekeepers and hunters for the purpose for which it was bred.



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