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The Rat Terrier is part of the Terrier group. The Rat Terrier is a dog with Above Average problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Rat Terrier is Above Average. It was breed to be good for Companionship, Family Pet, Hunting, Rodent Catcher, Sports, The Rat Terrier lifestyle is Adaptable to indoors or outdoors

It is important that when contacting a Rat Terrier breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Rat Terrier from a petstore which commonly are known to support Rat Terrier puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Rat Terrier health issues. The ARBA, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Rat Terrier breed standard.

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Rat Terrier
Group:  Terrier
Shoulder Height: 13.00 in - 18.00 in
Weight: 12-35 pounds
Exercise req'd: High amount
Intelligence: High
Suitability for kids: Fair
Registries: ARBA, SKC, WWKC, FIC


Country of Origin: USA - Developed from crossing Smooth Fox Terrier and Manchester Terrier in England in 1820. Brought to the USA in 1890's and again crossed with Smooth Fox Terrier, as well as Beagle and Whippet. .

Character: This dog is affectionate, uncomplicated, gentle, intelligent, and sensitive, and fearless.

Temperment: The Rat Terrier has sometimes been described as having a dual personality. He is a fearless, tenacious hunter with seemingly unlimited energy. When he is not hunting, however, the Rat Terrier is an exceptionally friendly companion, getting along well with children, other dogs, and even cats.

Coat: The coat is short, dense, and smooth, with a sheen. Whiskers are not removed.

Care When it is shedding, use a rubber brush to remove dead hairs.

Colour: Tricolor, red/white, red, black/tan, blue/white, red brindle

Comments: They are natural tenacious hunters with overwhelming instincts, making them hyperactive and constantly eager. Good farm and guard dogs. .

Purposes: Companionship, Family Pet, Hunting, Rodent Catcher, Sports,

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