The Jagdterrier is courageous, enduring, vital, full of temperament, reliable, sociable and trainable. He always takes pleasure in his work.

Daily Care

Grooming Tips

Jagdterrier’s smooth, shorthaired, hard coat is easy to groom. Beyond regular weekly grooming, the occasional bath will keep yourJagdterrier clean and looking his best.
Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and shampoo only when necessary. You can remove loose hair by wiping the coat with a warm, damp cloth. This breed is an average shedder.
The strong, fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris, which can result in infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

Exercise Tips

As a hunting dog, the Jagdterrier is a high-energy and active breed. These dogs require more than just a daily walk to meet their needs for exercise. This dog will appreciate having a large fenced yard to play in and this breed does particularly well when trained for hunting or active dog sports.

Feeding Tips

The Jagdterrier should do well on high-quality dog food, whether commercially manufactured or home-prepared with your veterinarian’s supervision and approval. Any diet should be appropriate to the dog’s age (puppy, adult, or senior).
Some dogs are prone to gettingoverweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level.Treatscan be an important aid in training, but giving too many can cause obesity.
Learn about whichhuman foodsare safe for dogs, and which are not. Check with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet.Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.

Health Tips

The Jagdterrier is generally a fairly healthy breed, though they do have a shorter lifespan than many small-breed dogs. This breed is highly prone to field-related injuries such as cuts, scrapes, and bruises – this is why they traditionally has its tail docked to a length of 2 inches.


The Jagdterrier was developed as a hunting breed, specifically for its courage, energy, and intelligence. Because the Jagdterrier is so intelligent, it responds well (and quickly) to training.
This breed thrives when given a job to do – especially one that gives it a chance to work off its excess energy. This is not the kind of dog you want to keep indoors all day – it is an outdoor dog and one that is bred to hunt.
As a courageous hunting breed, these dogs do have a big of an independent side and they sometimes need to be trained to reel in that independence. These dogs have been known to follow their prey for miles through all kinds of terrain.


The Jagdterrier (German Jagdterrier, Deutscher Jagdterrier, German Hunt Terrier) is a comparatively young breed, having been developed only since the turn of the 20th century.
The breed was developed in Germany as a functional hunting dog, and is used there on a wide variety of game, including wild boar, badger, fox and weasel. Imports into the United States and Canada have also been used by sportsmen as tree dogs, primarily for raccoon and squirrel. The Jagdterrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club on January 1, 1993.