Origin & Purpose: The Jagdterrier (other name is German Hunting Terrier) breed is originated in Germany. Jagd means to hunt in German and Terrier to name his type. Jagd is pronounced Yakd, long a. The German Jagdterrier Club was founded in 1926. A group of active hunters created the breed born to hunt. After many years of intensive breeding efforts, and through skilful crossings they finally fixed a breed which is a multitalented, well trainable, and hard with courage and with hunting instinct and drive.
Temperament: Courageous and hard, takes pleasure in work, enduring, vital, full of temperament, reliable, sociable and trainable, neither shy nor aggressive.
Size: Jagdterriers are small, the standard is 33-40 cm at shoulders. They are convenient to keep and transport, cheap to feed.
Coat and colour: They are incredible durable, muscular dogs with coarse short or wiry hair not demanding of weather conditions of hunting like hot cold or wet. Colour is black and fawn and rarely brown and fawn.
Eyes: Dark, small, oval, well placed eyes in such a way that injury is hardly possible. Resolute expression.
Head: Elongated, slightly wedge shaped, not pointed. Jagds have big teeth, strong jaws with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite.
Ears: Set high, not too small, Vshaped; slightly touching semi drop ears.
Scent Finding: Jagdterriers are successful finding dogs. They are good blood trackers also. Trained Jagdterriers can take a blood track up to 36 hours old.
Appearance: A smallish, generally black and tan, well proportioned working hunting dog. Courageous and hard, takes pleasure in work, enduring, vital, full of temperament, reliable, sociable and trainable, neither shy nor aggressive. The Jagdterrier is an intelligent canine, thus he is active and outgoing. He is ever watchful and an excellent and affectionate companion.
Training: Jagdterriers mature and start to work early about 9 months old. They need strict and experienced master. They are always full of energy so they need to exercise daily and hunt regularly.
Abilities: Bred for reasons of hunting, his abilities would amaze anyone. In Europe and in the USA they are known as multipurpose hunting dogs. Jagds are easy to train to hunt fox and badger underground or retrieve birds and small games from land or water. Jagds are unmindful of injuries.
Pig Hunting Traits: They are fast, hard and small enough to be able to chase pigs throughout bushy areas, thick crops, sugarcane or fences on cattle farms, including water. They stop the pigs by barking and biting. They go far after pigs so GPS track collars are highly recommended to use.
Purchasing: Jagdterriers are one of the newest breeds in Australia, recognized by the ANKC thanks to Mr. Andrija Lendel the original importer. For more information about the breed, history, standard, pictures, or available pups see the website of the Hundream Kennel www.hundream.com.au or call Andrija on 041 363 9626.