German Hunt Terrier
Size: Small / Medium
Weight: 20 - 22 lbs.
Life Span: 13 - 15 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Also Known As: Deutscher Jagdterrier, German Hunting Terrier
Category: Companion Dog
The German Hunt Terriers is an active breed that requires several long walks and play sessions per day.
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.
The German Hunt Terrier is almost exclusively kept by German hunters and gamekeepers.