• Group 3: Terrier
  • Section 1 Large and medium sized Terriers
  • With working trial


33-40 cm

Male: 9-10 kg Female: 7.5-8.5 kg

The German Hunting Terrier is one of the FCI (No. 103, Gr. 3 sec 1) recognized German dog breed.

Origin and History

The German Hunting Terrier was developed from the Fox Terriers and other primitive. The objective was a rugged, water- loving, loud dog track.


He will weigh up to 40 cm tall and as male 9 to 10 kg in female 7.5 to 8.5 kg. The hair of the hound is dense, smooth or rough in black, dark brown or black ash with red-yellow and sharply defined markings. The ears are set high and show a light fitting Kippohr.

The robust, relatively large hunting terrier has a long, strong muzzle with a strong bite. The dense coat is usually black or dark brown with tan markings, but can be dyed quite red. Both rough - and smooth -haired varieties occur. A little white on chest and toes is permissible. It is a pure hunting dog, which is famous for its excellent nose.


The name terrier is derived from the Latin terra "earth". The German hunting terrier belongs in the hunting jargon to the " Erdhunden ". The dogs were and are the so-called " Blast " in inhabited Fuchsbaue into left to drive out the fox from another tube, where it is then killed by the hunter.

The Hunting Terrier performs excellently in the ground hunting and is a very good flushing dog, especially for wild boar. As a bloodhound and in retrieving light Wildes it works great and is also used for any type of underwater hunting.

His innate sharpness and hardness as well as the pronounced freedom and urge to move and a good dose of stubbornness necessitate a consistent leadership. The German Hunting Terrier is a robust and joyful working dog that was created by power selection; Beauty breeding was not known in this breed. That's why he belongs in the hands of people who give him sufficient exercise and satisfy his zeal.

Health aspects

When the German Hunting Terrier is prone to a genetic weakness of the suspensory of the eye lens and thus to a shift lens, possibly with secondary glaucoma. For the detection of this eye disease, there is a genetic test.