German Hunt Terrier
General Facts :
The German Hunt Terrier has a deep and also narrow chest which allows the terrier to enter dens easily. The dog’s leg length is proportioned with the rest of the body. It has a harsh or smooth coat and also thick. The tail is set quite high and it is carried gaily. While the dog is working, the tail posture is wayward. Although cropped, the rest of the tail should be long enough so that the hunter can easily take him out of a den.
Due to the fact that these dogs are extremely clever and can adapt easily to different environments, they can be very good companion dogs but keep in mind that they were bred for hunting purposes so they feel good out there in the wilderness. They are known to be very efficient while hunting : wild boars, deer and rabbit. This dog is highly appreciated among experienced hunters due to the fact that the dog is very courageous and he will not give up without a fight.
The German Hunt Terrier is relatively a new breed because it has been developed in the early 1900s. It was developed in Germany for hunting purposes. In United States it was imported primarily for boar hunts and raccoon and squirrel. At first, in the United States, the dog wasn’t very popular because they had their own dogs such as the U.S. pit bull but while the time passed by, the dog became more an more popular among amateur and experienced hunters.
Height : Between 13 to 16 inches ( approximately 41 centimeters )
Weight : Between 20 an 22 pounds ( approximately 9 to 10 kilos )
Additional Information :
It is a very intelligent animal, eager to work on a daily basis. Very fast animals that need a lot of exercise as they were bred primarily for hunting and sport events. You have to earn his respect but once you do this he will be devoted and listen to your commands.
The dog should be brushed at least once per week. The German Hunt Terrier or Deutscher Jagdterrier is very good with other children and also with dogs but he doesn’t get along with other pets. Recently, these animals were brought to the United States not only for their hunting abilities but also for barn work due to their size. Life expectancy is between 13 to 15 years.