Versatile hunting dog, suited in particular for the hunt under the ground and as a flushing dog. A smallish, generally black and tan, compact, well proportioned working hunting dog. Courageous and hard, takes pleasure in work, enduring, vital, full of temperament, reliable, sociable and trainable, neither shy or aggressive. The German Hunting Terrier is breed developed and maintained for its usefulness as a hunting dog, steadiness of character, courage and drive.
Source: http://www.djt-club.de/der-djt/rassestandard/englisch.html & the F.C.I. Breed Standard http://www.fci.be/Nomenclature/Standards/103g03-en.pdf
Links to Breed Descriptions:
Other Names for Breed:
German Hunt Terrier
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Country of origin: Germany
Deutscher Jagdterrier Club e. V. http://www.djt-club.de/der-djt/rassestandard/englisch.html
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards. The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
One of the major international standards is:
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Germany: Deutscher Jagdterrier Club e. V. http://www.djt-club.de/der-djt/rassestandard/englisch.html