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German Hunt Terrier

German Hunt Terrier Dog Breed, Puppies, Temperament, Information and Training

The German hunt terriers are small dogs that are extremely useful in a hunt.

These dogs, though small, are of a strong build. These appear square because of their muscular stature and exude brute strength and force. They also have a deep and narrow chest which emphasizes their strength. Like all other terriers, the German hunt terriers have a proportional body, with the body length and length of the limbs in the right proportion to each other.

The German hunt terriers are of a happy disposition and carry their tails very gaily. As a breed standard, the tail is usually cropped short, but enough of it is left that the dog can wag it cheerfully. Breeders also leave the tail long enough so that the German hunt terrier can be pulled out of a burrow. The German hunt terrier typically has a smooth coat, though the rough coat terriers are also found.

The dog breed standards for the German hunt terrier dog have been carefully designed, keeping in mind its work. Any deviations from these standards would cause the animal from being a sub-par hunter. Deviations are therefore not considered welcome in this breed.

Since the German hunt terriers are basically hunting dogs, their training should begin early on. German hunt terrier puppies are extremely intelligent and are not difficult to train. A typical German hunt terrier puppy is ready for training when it is about 5 to 7 months old. Depending upon your own schedule, it is advisable that the puppy be taken out for small hunts during this time.

German hunt terrier pups are extremely intelligent, and when socialized well, they welcome people into their surroundings. They are very warm and friendly with their own families and are also receptive of other hunters. They are lively and possess a great speed which makes them good hunters. They are also alert and athletic, both of which are essential qualities in a hunting dog.
While hunting, the German hunt terrier is innovative and intuitive. It is also very hard working, which is a part of the German hunt terrier temperament. The German hunt terrier training does not need to be very rigorous, but should ideally begin at an early point in life. This makes the dog able enough to take on larger game and improve hunting technique as it grows up. If proper training is not given at the right time, this breed has a tendency to become extremely willful.
  Submitted on September 5, 2011  

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