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Life span

15 Years


10 Kg


Hybrid Dogs

Jagdterrier Overview

This dog breed is a working terrier and originates from Germany. They're very reliable, courageous and strong willed. The require a patient approach to their training as the Jagdterrier has a mind of their own. They're very sociable and adaptable to most situations they're presented with. The Jagdterrier is known for their intelligence, they're very clever and aim to please their owners.

This dog breed wouldn't suit a family with young children as they're too active and require a firm approach during playtime. The Jagdterrier comes in both Black and tan. A female Jagdterrier weighs between 7.5-8.5kg and measures in height 33-40cm. The male weighs 9-10kg and measures in height 33-40cm.

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Jagdterrier Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Jag Terrier was originally bred in Germany as a working and hunting dog breed. Despite their small size, this wonderful dog breed belongs to the terrier dog group and are highly talented to hunt some of the most ferocious prey.  

Jagdterrier Temperament

The Jagterrier is a fearless dog with a gorgeous approach to life. A dog breed best known for its hunting skills. The Jagterrier is very tenacious and therefore doesn't always get along with other dog breeds. because of their extreme high prey drive and boisterous ways, the Jagterrier wouldn't suit a family with small children. 

Jagdterrier Training

The Jagterrier requires training from a young age so they grow into a well-balanced and well-behaved dog. Positive enforcement training should be applied and training must be consistent. Training a Jagterrier isn't for the fainthearted and requires an experienced owner. 


The Jagterrier requires very little grooming. Brushing their coat twice a week is enough to keep their coat in optimum condition. As with the majority of dog breeds, they require regular teeth brushing, nail clipping and cleaning of their eyes and ears to prevent build-up of dirt and infection. 


The Jagterrier is generally very healthy dog breed but they do have a shorter health san of other small dog breeds. The Jagterrier is prone to injuries related to being in the field, injuries such as scrapes, cutes and bruises. 

Jagdterrier Exercise Needs

The Jagterrier requires moderate levels of exercise in the great outdoors. To remain happy and well-balanced they need to let off some steam. The Jagterrier would suit an individual with outdoor space for exercise or a family with older children that love to spend time outdoors. When letting the Jagterrier off their lead they must be in a protected area and away from small animals because of their high prey drive.  

Children and other pets

The Jagterrier is a great family dog but wouldn't suit a family with small children because of their prey drive and boisterous ways. This also applies to live with other small household pets. Playtime should always be supervised to prevent rough play.