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German Hunt Terrier

Size: Small / Medium

Weight: 20 - 22 lbs.

Height: 16"

Life Span: 13 - 15 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Germany

Also Known As: Deutscher Jagdterrier, German Hunting Terrier

Group: Terrier

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The German Hunt Terriers is an active breed that requires several long walks and play sessions per day.

Grooming Needs

The German Hunt Terrier needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


The German Hunt Terrier is independent and doesn't always make for a good companion. It's typically a good watchdog that tends to snap at strangers. It thrives on mental and physical activity.

Compatibility with Kids

Great with children.


The German Hunt Terrier originated in the 1920s in Germany when breeders crossed the Welsh Terrier and Old English Black-and-Tan Terrier -- then mixed the result with the English Fox Terrier. Breeding is still based on working ability.

Pet Facts

The German Hunt Terrier is almost exclusively kept by German hunters and gamekeepers.