Jagdterrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginGermany flagGermany
Other Names
What other names does the Jagdterrier have?
German Hunt TerrierGerman Hunting TerrierGerman JagdterrierDeutscher Jagdterrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Jagdterrier Price and Availability

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?
$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.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Jagdterrier?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Jagdterrier Size

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

Jagdterrier Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Jagdterrier have? What does this canine coat/fur 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 German Hunt Terrier?
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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Jagdterrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Jagdterrier every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Jagdterrier Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Jagdterrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AdaptableIntelligentSociableCourageousReliableStrongWilled
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Jagdterrier? Are they intelligent?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.
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?
Average: Jagdterriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in 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 by moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average to High: Jagdterriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the German Hunt Terrier 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? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my German Hunt Terrier 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? Are they alert at night?
Jagdterriers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a 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.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Jagdterrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
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 German Hunt Terrier? 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Jagdterrier has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Jagdterrier bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Jagdterrier, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
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 explore or wander a lot? Does Jagdterrier roam?
The 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?
Apartment-friendly dog the Jagdterrier breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: 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.

Jagdterrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Jagdterrier temperament with other people:
Jagdterriers are average friendly towards strangers.
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.
Child Friendly
Are Jagdterrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Jagdterrier temperament with 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? Can they be good 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.
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.
Office Friendly
Are Jagdterriers good office dogs? Do Jagdterriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Jagdterriers be office 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 German Hunt Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Jagdterrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Jagdterriers are usually recommended for elderly people.

Jagdterrier Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Jagdterrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Jagdterriers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Jagdterrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Jagdterrier breed? Most common health risks of Jagdterrier:
Primary Lens Luxation
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Jagdterrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Jagdterrier see the vet?
Frequent
The Jagdterrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Jagdterrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Jagdterrier be? What is the age limit of the Jagdterrier? How many years can the oldest Jagdterrier live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Jagdterrier: 13 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? What is the activity level of the Jagdterrier?
Jagdterriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity 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 a lazy breed.
Average 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 / Prone to Obesity
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 and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
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.

Jagdterrier As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Jagdterrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

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? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Jagdterrier be an emotional support animal?

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

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Jagdterrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor 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.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

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.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Jagdterrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Jagdterrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have 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 female 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 female’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.
Litter Frequency

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

Jagdterrier Recognition

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.

Jagdterrier Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Jagdterrier breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Jagdterrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low: The Jagdterrier has good luck with genetics.
  • 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 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: The 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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