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  German Jagdterrier 

Registration: All German Jagdterriers are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.

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German Jagdterrier registration; how to register your German Jagdterriers or to dual register your German Jagdterrier with the United Canine Association.

The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the German Jagdterrier in 2002.


Breed Characteristics: 
The German Jagdterrier is a true working and hunting terrier that is thought to be descended from English Terriers.

German Jagdterriers share many of the same features of most working and hunting terriers, such as a square, muscular body and a dense, harsh coat. 

As all hunting dogs, the German Jagdterrier seems to prefer to be outside, but the breed can adapt to city life if necessary.

Country of Origin:  Germany is the country of origin for German Jagdterrier. 


Original Purpose:
The German Jagdterrier was developed as a hunting and working dog.

German Jagdterriers were used primarily for hunting foxes, bobcats, cougars and badgers, often this courageous breed was used hunt larger animals than itself.

Today's Uses: 
Today the Jagdterrier is still very much a working and hunting dog. 

Male German Jagdterriers usually weigh between 20 - 25 pounds.  With females being slightly smaller in the 18 - 22 pound range.

Male German Jagdterriers are usually 13 - 16 inches tall at the shoulders, while female Jagdterriers are usually 11 - 14 inches tall at the shoulders.

The coat of the German Jagdterrier can be rough or smooth coated. 
As with most working terriers the German Jagdterrier's coat should be dense and stiff so as to be able to protect the body from thorns and sharp teeth.

  German Jagdterriers are usually black with tan markings.  However the German Jagdterrier can be liver, tan, brown, red, or mouse gray.  Some white on the toes and chest is permissible

Temperament:  The German Jagdterrier is loyal, outgoing and affectionate with its family.

With Children:
German Jagdterriers are known to make an excellent companions for children.  Properly socialization at an early age is recommended.

Other Pet Compatibility:  German Jagdterriers can do well with other dogs if properly socialized but are not recommended around other small pets such as rabbits and small birds as the breed was and still is very much a hunting terrier.

  German Jagdterriers are highly intelligent and eager to please their owners.  The Jagdterrier excels at just about any task asked of it.

Activity Level:
The German Jagdterrier is an active breed that enjoys a great deal of exercise.  

Life Expectancy:
  The average life expectancy of the German Jagdterrier is 10 - 12 years of age.

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