The Jagdterrier originated in Germany, and it is a breed of working terrier. It is used for hunting quarry above the ground and beneath. Sometimes it is referred to as German Hunt Terrier.
The Jagdterrier was not popular in the U.S. as it was in Germany for some reasons:
● very few people hunted fox to ground in the U.S.;
● for a Jagdterrier to survive in the U.S., it would have to be the smallest breed or even undersized.
The Jagdterrier appears black and tan, the tan being rust in color. It could also be liver brown or chocolate with white markings. It stands about 13 to 16 inches at the shoulders and weighs about 7.5 to 8 kilograms for females and 9 to 10 kilograms for males. It has a coat that could either be hairy, broken, or even smooth.
The Jagdterrier has been developed to be an all-round hunting dog, although it serves other purposes like an underground quarry. They are also used to drive wild boar and rabbit out of thickets and to blood tracks animals that get wounded. It is an intelligent dog and can make a good pet. However, they are primarily hunting dogs, notwithstanding their adaptability and intelligence.