German Hunting Terrier

The German Hunting Terrier is a clever little dog that loves to be around people and has lots of energy to burn. These dogs need a lot of exercise.

These are very determined small dogs that have been bread to work, and that is exactly what they love to do. You are going to need a lot of time on your hands to satisfy this dogs exercise needs.

German Hunting Terrier Facts

German Hunting Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      5 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    4 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 33-40 cm (12-15 in)

Weight: 9-10 kg (19.5-22 lb)

Coat: Dense fur with a close and rather harsh undercoat

Colour: Black with tan face and legs, brown, liver, red, grey

Lifespan: 13-14 years

Special Characteristics

These dogs can get excited and aroused rather easily and are just about always up for a good play and energetic exercise. These dogs are described as alert, playful, active and devoted.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs love to exercise and will enjoy long walks, or even to go out for a jog or a run. This breed is classed as having high exercise requirements.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Will be loyal and affectionate towards their owners.

Children: Can be good around children, are more likely to get along with kids if they have been raised with them.

Other Pets: These dogs are hunters and can be problematic with small pets in the house.

Strangers: Are good around strangers most of the time.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Good around other dog breeds if they have been well socialised.

What to Watch Out For

The coat will need hand-stripping once or twice a year. This breed is recommended for first time owners that do not keep small pets in the house.

Health Risks

A few things to take note of here; patellar luxation, lens luxation, which can lead to blindness.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the German Hunting Terrier needs to enjoy exercise and play, and have lots of time available to do so with the dog. This breed is best suited to households that do not have any other pets in them.

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German Hunting Terrier black fur with tan legs German Hunting Terrier brown fur with tan legs

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