"Deutscher Jagdterrier, German Hunting Terrier,
yagdterier, Breed Standard
of Publication of the Valid Original Standard -
hunting dog, suited in particular for the hunt under
the ground and as a flushing dog.
1 Large and Medium Sized Terriers:
the first World War a group of active hunters separated
from the numerically strong Fox-terrier Club. It
was their aim to creat a breed, the sole purpose
of which would be hunting performance. The experienced
hunters and cynologists Rudolf Frieb, Walter Zangerberg
and Carl-Erich Grunewald decided to select a black
and tan hunting dog in particular suitable for the
hunt under the ground. A coincidence came in support
of their efforts. A zoo director, Lutz Heck / Hagenberg
presented Walter Zangenberg with four black and
tan terriers which were said to come from pure-bred
Fox-terrier lines. These dogs became the foundation
stock of the German Hunting Terrier. At the time
Dr. Herbert Lackner joined the founders. After many
years of intensive breeding efforts, and through
skillful crossings with the Old English Wirehaired
Terrier as well as with the Welsh Terrier, they
succeeded to fix the appearance of their breed.
At the same time they put great emphasis on breeding
a multitalented, well trainable, hard, tongue giving
and water-happy dog with an explicit hunting instinct.
The German Hunting Terrier Club (Deutcher Jagterrier-Club
c.V.) was founded in 1926. As ever, the breders
continued to value most carefully their breed for
its usefulness as a hunting dog, its steadiness
of character, its courage and drive.
smallish, generally black and tan, compact, well
proportioned working hunting dog.
of chest circumference to height at the withers
- The circumference of the chest is 10 to 12 cm
more than the height at the withers.
length to height at the withers - The body is insignificantly
longer than the height at the withers.
of chest to height at the withers - Circa 55-60%
of the height at the withers.
and hard, takes pleasure in work, enduring, vital,
full of temperament, reliable, sociable and trainable,
neither shy nor aggressive.
slightly wedge-shaped, not pointed, the muzzle slightly
shorter than the skull from occiput to stop.
- The skull is flat, broad between the ears, narrower
between the eyes.
Stop - Slightly marked.
- In harmony with the muzzle, neither too narrow
nor too small, not cleft. Black, but when the colour
of the coat is dominantly brown, a brown nose is
Muzzle - Strong, distinct under-jaw, strongly pronounced
Cheeks - Well pronounced
Lips - Tight and well pigmented
Jaws/Teeth - Big Teeth. Strong jaws with a perfect,
regular and complete scissor bite, whereby the row
of upper incisors, without gap, perfectly locks
over the lower incisors, and with the teeth standing
vertically to the jaws. 42 teeth in accordance with
the teeth formula.
- Dark, small, oval, well placed in such a way that
injury is hardly possible; the eyelids are tight.
Ears - Set high, not explicitely small, V-shaped;
slightly touching semi-drop ears.
Strong, not too long, well put on and blending strongly
into the shoulders.
Withers - Well defined
Back - Strong, straight, not too short
Loin - Well muscled
Rump - Well muscled and flat
Chest - Deep, ribs well sprung, not too broad, long
breastbone with ribs well reaching backwards
Underline - Elegantly curved backwards; short and
fire flanks, belly slightly drawn up
Tail - Well set to the long croup, docked for circa
1/3. Is rather carried slightly raised than steep
erected, but should never incline over the back.
(In countries where tail docking is prohibited by
law, it can be left in its natural state. It should
be carried horizontally or slightly sabre-formed.)
- Seen from the front the fore-legs are straight
and parallel, viewed from the side they are placed
well under the body. The distance from the surface
to the elbows is approximately equal to the distance
from the elbows to the withers
Shoulder - The shoulder-blade lies well oblique
and backwards; it is long and strongly muscled.
There is good angulation between shoulder-blade
and upper arm
Upper Arm - As long as possible, well and dry muscled
Elbows - Close to body, neither turned inward nor
outward. Good angulation between upper arm and forearm
Forearm - Dry, straight and upright with strong
Pastern Joint - Strong
Pastern - Slightly angulated to the ground, bones
rather strong than fine
Forefeet - Often broader than the hind feet, the
toes lying close to each other with sufficiently
thick, hard, resistant and well pigmented pads.
They are parallel, in stance as well as in movement
neither turned inward nor outward
- Viewed from behind straight and parallel. Good
angulation between upper thigh and lower thigh and
also at the hocks. Strong bones.
Upper Thigh - Long, broad and muscular.
Stifle - Strong with good angulation between upper
and lower thigh.
Lower Thigh - Long, muscular and sinewy.
Hock Joints - Strong and placed low.
Hocks - Short and vertical.
Hind Feet - Oval to round, the toes lying close
to each other, with sufficiently thick, hard, resistant
and well pigmented pads. They are parallel, in stance
and in movement neither turned inward or outward.
ground covering, free, with good reach in the front
and powerful drive from the rear. In front and hindquarters
parallel and straight; never stilted.
tight, without folds.
- Plain, dense; hard rough hair or coarse smooth
Colour - The colour is black, dark-brown or greyish-black,
with fawn (yellow-red) clearly defined markings
at the eyebrows, muzzle, chest, the legs and at
the base of the tail. Light and dark mask is equally
permitted; small white markings on chest and toes
at the Withers
- 33 to 40 cm
Bitches - 33 to 40 cm
Weight (desired ideal weight for working)
- 9 to 10 kg
Bitches - 7.5 to 8.5 kg
departure from the foregoing points should be considered
a fault and the seriousness with which the fault
should be regarded should be in exact proportion
to its degree.
of one or both M3 (Molars) is not to be considered
skull, narrow and also pointed muzzle.
Falling away under-jaw, narrow jaws.
Weak bite, any slight irregularity in the placing
of the incisors.
Light or spotted nose.
Light, too big or protruding eyes.
Erected, flying, too small, set too low or heavy
Soft or roached back, too short back.
Too narrow or too wide in front.
Steep hindquarters, overbuilt.
Elbows clearly turned in or out.
Too close or spread toes; cow hocked, bow legged
or narrow hocks, in stance as well as in movement.
Ambling, stilted or tripping gait.
Splayed feet, cat feet.
Tail inclining over the back, tail set too low or
Short, woolly, open or thin hair, bald at the belly
or at the inner sides of the thighs.
in temperament and character, shot or game shy.
Over and undershot bite, wry mouth, pincer and partial
pincer bite, irregularly placed teeth, missing teeth
except for M3.
Entropion and eetropian, eyes of different colour,
blue or spotted eyes.
Any departure of the described coat colour.
Over and under size.
Male animals must have two apparently normal testicles
fully descended into the scrotum.