Hunt Terrier

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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During the 1600's hunters in the British Isles prized this breed for their hunting capabilities. As the demand for sporting Terriers decreased, the Hunt Terrier nearly became extinct. In the 1970's a few of these Terriers were imported to the United States from Ireland and England, where enthusiasts of this breed revived the Hunt Terrier. The Hunt Terrier breed is relatively rare.
Hunt Terrier's are extremely fearless, highly active, and bold. The Hunt Terrier is small, agile, and built to go to ground. They are squarely built with a narrow chest. This enabled them to enter the dens of fox and badger. They are very intelligent and remain a hunting breed with a strong prey drive.
The Hunt Terrier was never intended to be a household pet. However, they are loyal, attentive, and bond closely to their master. They possess a true Terrier temperament. Hunt Terrier's do best in a home with older considerate children. They have a tendency to be distrustful of strangers and make good watchdogs. They do not do well with dogs they have not been raised with and are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. The Hunt Terrier breed is not recommended for inexperienced or first time dog owners. They are fierce, stubborn, and unrelenting.
Due to the rarity of this Hunt Terrier breed, there are no known health issues. Combing and brushing of the coat weekly is required. Bathing should be done when necessary. It is important to regularly check the ears, paw pads, and nails.
The Hunt Terrier comes in three different varieties of weather-resistant coat: Smooth, Broken, and Rough. The Smooth coat is flat, short, hard, and dense. The Broken coat lies closer to the body and has long guard hairs, is dense, and hard. The Rough coat is a double coat. The outer coat is wiry and dense. The under coat is dense and short. The hair on the muzzle and over the eyes form a beard and eyebrows.
The Hunt Terrier requires a dominant owner. Obedience and socialization training are recommended. This breed does not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, consistency, and fairness.
Highly energetic, the Hunt Terrier requires an inordinate amount of activity and exercise. They are not recommended for apartment or city living, or for those with sedentary lifestyles. Hunt Terrier's require a large securely fenced yard, or a rural setting. This breed must have daily opportunities to run and hunt.
11-13 lbs
10-12 inches
solid black, solid tan, black and tan
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How much do Hunt Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Hunt Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Hunt Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Hunt Terriers sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Hunt Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

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Annual cost of owning a Hunt Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Hunt Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Hunt Terrier Names for 2018

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 0 Hunt Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Jagdterrier
  • 2. Dually
  • 3. Tessie
  • 4. Teddye
  • 5. Dapper Dan
  • 6. Shae
  • 7. Posie
  • 8. Oscar
  • 9. Nala
  • 10. Molly
  • 11. Marlon
  • 12. Maia
  • 13. Maggie
  • 14. Lynette
  • 15. Libby
  • 16. Layla
  • 17. Laura
  • 18. Lacey
  • 19. Kate Moss
  • 20. Jermaine

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Chapman Hunt Terriers
Member Since: March 2018
Location: Ocala, Florida
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My name is Denny Chapman. My wife and I became interested in this breed by chance when we went to buy a couple of Jack Russell Terriers. We arrived at the kennel and were welcomed by the owner where she showed us some puppies, and in the process we came across two pups she was babysitting for her mom. We immediately fell in love with the dogs and began a lifelong relationship with the breeder. My wife, Lori, had previously been professionally involved with the AKC, showing, breeding and judging Miniature Pinschers. We are now picking up where she left off with this new breed, the Hunt Terrier. Through our research, we have made friends all over the world while discovering the story of this breed from its origin to its near extinction, and to its comeback and what it is today. In essence, the Hunt Terrier, aka Black and Tan Terrier, is the Parent of the Jack Russell (JRT). The JRT was created from the black and tan terrier and was purposefully bred to add more white into the coat so hunters could distinguish between dog and prey in the field as these small dogs were used during hunts to flush game out of burrows. The Hunt Terrier continues to be developed in Ireland, England and the Netherlands where they stand alone. They are referred to as Jack Russell Terriers, Miniature Jack Russell Terriers, Irish hunt Terriers, Black and Tan Terriers, Solid Shorties, and Hunt Terriers, to name a few. They are not bound by color - all are considered JRT's with and without white markings. In the United States, there is a club registry for them called the American Hunt Terrier Club. This club accepts Hunt Terriers on the basis of color and amount of white markings. It has been my observation with the Hunts, and as compared to JRT's that are known to me, that the Hunts are even more lovable and snugly! I am sure you will fall in love with this old breed as we did. While efforts are being made to organize and develop the breed for recognition with the AKC our Hunt Terriers are registered through the American Hunt Terrier Club. Hunt Terriers come in all colors and coat types, and all dilutions of those colors - however the Original color was Black and Tan with minimal or no white markings. The height range is 8 inches to 12 inches. They will weigh 1-2 lbs more than their height at maturity. Today they are used primarily to keep the farm free of vermin and for family companionship. I hope you enjoyed learning about these little dogs and warm wishes for finding your new family member!

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Anonymous asked:
How much does the Hunt Terrier breed really cost? I have a female and I would like to get another one, but I forgot the real price of the breed.

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The average price of Hunt Terrier puppies is anywhere between $900.00 - $1200.00 depending on both the pedigree of the puppy, and where the breeder is located. If you have a female, it may be best to contact your breeder and see if he/she is going to have any puppies in the future. If you are happy with the female you have now, that may be your best way to go because then you know the lines your breeder produces already by your female.

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A friend of mine has Hunt Terrier puppies, but one is grey. I can't find anything about the color grey as an acceptable color standard. Is this rare?



The Hunt Terrier should be black with tan markings only. If one of the pup's grey, then that coloration is considered a fault in the breed, not rare. Rare is a coloration that is accepted by the breed standard but not widely spread. But grey is not an accepted color of the breed so it is considered a fault. The pup should be spayed/neutered and the genetic's of all the pups should be checked to make sure they are not carrying the same gene is any of them are to be used to pass on that line.


I don't know where the previous person got their information, but there are only three accepted colors and one accepted marking. The accepted colors are black, black & gray, and dark brown. The only accepted marking is tan. That being said, gray's probably a fault. A fault is just not an accepted color so it may not count as rare.

Anonymous asked:
Which is the best Terrier for catching rabbits?

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If you are looking for a breed of dog to hunt and kill rabbits on your property, then the Hunt Terrier is a good breed of dog for you. Although, several other smaller breeds of Terrier's would work as well.

Anonymous asked:
I have a Hunt Terrier and it is so hyper we have to medicate it to calm her down. Is this common?



It is part of their Terrier act. Maybe your Hunt Terrier wants you to take her out and hunt wild animal because that is what some terrier are born to do..


If you are the laid back type and your dog does not have a job that keeps him or her busy where it can use up its god given energy that has been bred into it then this hunt terrier breed is not for you!


If you're using medication to calm your dog, either provide sufficient exercise or relinquish it. I know I'm making a huge assumption, but your question doesn't provide a lot of information.

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Updated: 3/21/2018