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Jagdterrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Jagdterrier so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginGermany
Group Hunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Jagdterrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Deutscher Jagdterrier, German Jagdterrier, German Hunting Terrier, German Hunt Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Jagdterrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Jagdterrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.
Price
How much does the Jagdterrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Jagdterrier price:
$300-$500
If you choose to purchase the Jagdterrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Jagdterrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Jagdterrier gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Jagdterrier size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Jagdterrier weigh? Jagdterrier weight:
20-22 pounds (9-10 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Jagdterrier? Jagdterrier average weight:
21 pounds (9.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Jagdterrier? Jagdterrier height:
13–16 inches (33–40 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Jagdterrier average height:
13–16 inches (33–40 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Jagdterrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
SmoothWiry
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Jagdterrier's coat?
YellowTanBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Jagdterrier and how often?
Easy to groom: The Jagdterrier doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Jagdterrier is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Jagdterrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Deutscher Jagdterrier? Jagdterrier shedding level:
Jagdterriers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Jagdterrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AdaptableIntelligentSociableCourageousReliableStrongWilled
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Jagdterrier? Are they intelligent?
Average: Jagdterrier's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Jagdterrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Jagdterriers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Jagdterriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Jagdterrier sensitivity:
Jagdterriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Jagdterriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Deutscher Jagdterrier need? Jagdterrier social needs:
Jagdterriers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Jagdterrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my German Jagdterrier bark?
Low to Average: The Jagdterrier rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Jagdterrier good as a watchdog?
Jagdterriers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Jagdterriers will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Jagdterrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Jagdterriers strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Jagdterrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Deutscher Jagdterrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Jagdterrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Jagdterrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Jagdterrier do?
Jagdterriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Jagdterriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Jagdterrier to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Jagdterrier roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Jagdterrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Jagdterrier have high prey drive?
Jagdterriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Jagdterriers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Jagdterrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Jagdterriers are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Jagdterriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Jagdterriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Jagdterrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Jagdterriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Jagdterrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Jagdterrier and children:
Jagdterriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Jagdterrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Jagdterriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Jagdterrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Jagdterrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Jagdterriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Jagdterriers good office dogs? Do Jagdterriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Jagdterriers be ofiice dogs?
No
Jagdterrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Jagdterrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Deutscher Jagdterrier temperament with senior people? Are Jagdterrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Jagdterriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Jagdterrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Jagdterrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Jagdterriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Jagdterrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Jagdterriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Jagdterrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Jagdterrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Jagdterrier be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Jagdterrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Jagdterrier be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Jagdterrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Jagdterrier be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Jagdterrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Jagdterrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Jagdterrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Jagdterrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Jagdterrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Jagdterrier dogs have health problems?
Jagdterriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Jagdterrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Jagdterrier breed? Health risks of Jagdterrier:
Primary Lens Luxation
Life Expectancy
How long do Jagdterrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Jagdterrier be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Jagdterrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Jagdterriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Jagdterrier have?
Jagdterriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Jagdterrier dogs require per day?
Jagdterriers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Jagdterriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Jagdterrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Jagdterrier risk for obesity:
Low. The Jagdterrier has good luck with genetics. This breed doesn't need to worry about obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Jagdterrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Jagdterrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Jagdterrier drool?
The Jagdterrier is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Jagdterrier puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Jagdterrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Jagdterrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Jagdterrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Jagdterrier

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: Jagdterriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Jagdterrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low.
  • Watchdog Ability: Jagdterriers are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Jagdterriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Jagdterriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Jagdterriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Jagdterriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Jagdterriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Mouthiness: Jagdterriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Jagdterrier is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Jagdterriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Jagdterriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Jagdterrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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