History of German Jagdterrier in American
In 1945, Max Thiel, Sr., lost everything in his homeland and he and his family fled to Bavaria. The German Jagdterriers which he had bred and hunted since 1938 were now lost but when settled again he purchased Asta vom Mairhof and Naja von der Kammlach, two females. In June of 1951, he and his family came to America bringing with them Naja, and in August of that year Asta, being bred, followed; from that litter came the old Freia von der Walkmuehle. Starting this new breed in America was slow but in 1954, Armin Schwarz, Sr., imported the Champion Sire Axel vom Elsterbusch. The basis of today's fine stock of German Jagdterrier is credited to these bloodlines and to subsequent enrichment by further importations. With more German Jagdterriers being whelped in this country more people became interested in this breed.
Bred for reasons of hunting, his abilities would amaze anyone; the German Jagdterrier if trained may be hunted on all marauding game, fox, squirrel, fowl and ducks. He will retrieve anything he can carry. His manner of hunting fowl is by flushing and retrieving. Marauding game re-presents an excellent chance of seek and kill. He has been used successfully on Wild Boar; the German Jagdterrier maneuvers, from any opportune angle, to the side of the Boar and grabs the ear, hanging on and in this manner slowing and hindering the Boar. He has been used in bloodhound work tracking wounded game, given the scent 36 hours after the track was made. He will retrieve from land or water. It has been said that 3-4 German Jagdterriers on a bear are like a swarm of bees, making the bear climb a tree to get away from the German Jagdterriers. The German Jagdterrier is also used for herding cattle and complete varmint control in barns, under houses, trap lines and many other uses.
The German Jagdterrier is an intelligent canine, thus he is active and outgoing. He is ever so watchful and an excellent and affectionate companion for children. Being small he is easy keep in the home and travels well in a car.
At present time German Jagdterriers are still being imported from all over the world expanding the gene pool in the United States.
The German Jagdterrier Registry of America, for ALL German Jagdterriers that live in America.