THE GERMAN JAGDTERRIER
Copied from the 1962 German Jagdterrier Stud Book
... For over 40 years the German Jagdterriers has been
developed in Germany exclusively for
hunting. Many other things have entered into this breeding to
make the Jagdterrier a valuable asset to anyone's household.
The Jagd had been developed through the years as a small hardy
fearless dog. A selective breeding program has been followed,
using only proven Field Champions as breeding stock and by
keeping, at the most, 6 puppies per litter. Thus eliminating
all weaklings and nourishing to the full extent to strong. In
breeding the Jagds proven in field work it was also required
that they pass conformation test. Through going back to the Old
Foxterrier and the Black and Tan Wire Terrier and through
endless effort the breeders in Europe developed the German
Jagdterrier - Jagd meaning to hunt in German and Terrier to
name his type, one meaning to hunt under-ground. Jagd is
pronounced Yak, long a.
Bred for reasons of hunting, his abilities would amaze anyone;
the Jagdterrier if trained may be hunted on all marauding game,
fox, squirrel, fowl and ducks. He will retrieve anything he can
carry. His manner of hunting fowl is by flushing and
retrieving. Marauding game represents an excellent chance for
seek and kill. He has been used successfully on Wild Boar; the
Jagd maneuvers, from any opportune angle, to the side of the
Boar and grabs the ear, hanging on and in this manner slowing
and hindering the boar. He has been used in bloodhound work
tracking wounded game, given the scent 36 hours after the track
was made. He will retrieve from land or water.
The Jagdterrier is an intelligent canine, thus he is active and
outgoing. He is ever watchful and an excellent and affectionate
companion for children. Being small he is easy to keep in the
home and travels well in a car.
The German Jagdterrier is, in appearance, tense,
determined and fearless. He serves in hunting as a
fighting dog under and above ground, as a trailing and
flushing dog above ground and in water. Also, he is a
"blood" hound and retriever of small game. His height
permits keeping in the city and as a companion in
automobiles. He needs a lot of activity. He is unmindful
of injuries obtained from counter-attack of marauding
game. He is a hardy dog and mistrusts strangers.
Spirit of a Hound.