German Hunting Terrier

Easy to Train

4 stars review

Good with kids

5 stars review


5 stars review

Heat tolerance

2 stars review

Cold tolerance

4 stars review


4 stars review


4 stars review

German Hunting Terrier Personality traits and Temperament

They are also known as the Jagdterrier. These dogs are well known for their courage, hardiness, great enthusiasm for work, endurance, vitality, reliability, and steady temperament. They are very capable and versatile hunters and were bred for this purpose. They are not the essential house dog but with proper training they can be develop to be good companion dogs.

They are very high energy dogs and needs plenty of exercise. They love playing in the yard but have a tendency to dig up the yard. They should always be on a leash when taken for walks. Owners must be prepared for a tug of war with these dogs as they will try and chase any other animals in the vicinity

They love human company and often get attached to a person in particular. They are very good with children and are very patient even with toddlers. They are not that sociable to other dogs and cats. They can be aggressive toward other dogs and cats, although they can learn to get along with family pets if raised with them as a puppy.

They are good watchdogs as they are alert and bark for a reason only. They do not welcome strangers and are prepared to take on anyone if they feel threatened. Therefore these dogs need to be socialized early.

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

Coat hair can be both smooth and hard, or any texture in between, but the layer should be thick and abundant to activate brambles, moisture and cold. An occasional brushing is enough and the breed does not shed much. Bathing must be given only if the coat gets excessively dirty. Proper dental care and nail clippings are also required if these dogs are to remain healthy. Always check ears for signs of infection. Check for fleas and ticks every day during the summer or other warm weather.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $400 -$500

Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 90-10 YEARS

Weight: 19-22 pounds

Height: 13-16 inches

Colors: Black & Tan

How to Train this dog

They are eager to please and can be trained easily. Training must be done assertively and firmly. The core aspects to be focussed on during training are socialisation and obedience. A proper training programme can help them to control their destructive streak and inexhaustible energy drives. An harshness during training can backfire ass these breeds tend to have a mind of their own.

Health Issues and Food

Diet: Due to their high energy level they require a rich diet. Excellent-quality dry dogfood provides balanced nutrition and may be mixed with water, canned food, or broth.

Allergies: Hypoallergenic

Health problems: They can suffer from patellar luxation. May suffer from lung related ailments. Also prone to tick and flea infestation

Mixed breeds

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Best female and male dog names

You can name your German Hunting Terrier as Azlan or Alpha if he is a male and Mabel or Carly if she is a female.

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Pictures and Videos

German Hunting Terrier puppy

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