The German Jagdterrier (Pronounced "Yack-terrier") was developed over eighty years ago in Germany by crossing the original old English Fox Terrier and the Black and Tan Hunting Terrier. These crossings, with years of selective, intensive, breeding, have produced the modern German Jagdterrier, a dog bred and used exclusively for hunting.
The German Jagdterrier is a comparatively small dog and thus ideal as a companion in the home or traveling in the automobile as well as hunting in the field. When fully grown, Jagdterriers have ideal working weights of from 18 to 20 pounds for the male and from 15 to 17 pounds for the female. The shoulder height should not exceed 16 inches (40.5cm).
The Jagdterrier is usually black with tan markings. The body color is black, the tan is lustrous and well defined on
Original Working Hunt Terriers
Photo supplied by Billy Anderson
the feet, at breeching, on the side of the cheek, above the eyes, and on the inside of the ears, as in the Doberman. Other acceptable colors are variations of liver, tan, brown, red, or mouse grey. The standard also permits white on the toes and chest.
The coat as described in the standard is of the ordinary dense wire-haired type, or a thick tuft. It is not too short nor is it too smooth. This type of coat gives the Jagdterrier needed protection when hunting game in ground holes or in bush or thorn.... (cont.)
Hesa Zo Skalickej dam of our Vok Zo Skalickej with owner Frantizek Sleaser