Aim of breeding


German Hunting Terrier breeding is a hobby that costs more than the others. Still, love of animals is a basic assumption here.

Breeding does not mean copying and making money, but the improvement and refinement. Breeder must constantly invest, take risks and make the selection. He is responsible to the breed standard, but also his conscience and has to consider the relevant guidelines of club rules, exam regulations and rules of breeding.
The aim of breeding is healthy and strong German hunting terrier, which will also stand out at hunting exams and exhibitions, and be reliable in the hunting practice. Even as a house dog he is friendly and fearless. "For breeding is the best what is good enough" – this old and reliable adage is the key to successful breeding.
Grower must have a clear goal, and it's not just having a "great dog". It makes no sense taking 30 or more features within future breeding plan that, due to its multiplicity, you cannot be fully devoted to, because the genetic structures and combinations are too complicated.

A breeder must focus to the following points:

•  Toughness
•  Smell
•  Getting around in the water
•  Training amenability
•  Strength of character (that there is no fear of shots, that he is peaceful, and not biting)
•  Certain body size
•  Colour
•  Hair (smooth or rough)
•  Type (shape of head, stable, light when it comes to the form)
•  Teeth
•  That there is no hereditary diseases

More accurate information on rules of breeding German Hunting Terrier are regulated by the parent club for the breeding of the German Hunting Terrier.

The terms in the hunting kennel are sharpness, courage, strength, conductivity and character.

•  Severity is the degree of manifestation of aggression. Hunting dogs have a high degree of aggressiveness toward prey and wild animals as well. It is about sharpness (aggression) to wild animals. This has nothing to do with the severity of bites or aggression toward people or other dogs. The character in this sense relies on dog's energy to track wildlife and capture prey with a powerful grip and choking it.
• A dog that in any situation remains calm is considered to be brave. He has good nervous system and rarely responds to fear. On the other hand, some dogs are brave, but with limits. For example, when at home, have a leash or when at master’s side. In other situations, they may be frightened, even run away. Expressed courage as well as expressed strength has its limits, otherwise the maintenance of animal and species would be in danger.
•  A tough dog is the one that is not sensitive to physical and mental stimulations. Certain breeds of hunting dogs, especially German hunting terrier, are known for their toughness. Insensitivity during the underground hunt and wild boar hunt is irreplaceable.
• The dog is conductive when subordinated to the master, but also when able to live with other dogs without conflict. Every living being has its own environment which is subjected to, and in which his stimulations change, and that living being is affected by the same environment and its activities. These stimulations are all interconnected with each other. Dogs that, in their environment, react to stimulations by excitement and restraint successfully, are considered character (they have strong character).
• Strength of character is a general term for marking the psycho-physical state, where there will be a balance between the irritating and the crippling influences of the environment.

This is a free translation of breeding objectives that have been published on the website of the parent club for German hunting terriers from Germany.