Country of Origin: United States
  • Activity Level: moderate
  • Grooming Level: low
  • Trainability: high
  • Adaptability: high
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: sometimes
  • Average Size: Small
  • Average Lifespan: 15-18 years
  • Prey Drive: high
  • Watchdog: very alert
  • Registered?: aca, akc
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Rat Terrier Breed Profile

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Coat
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Care
Training
Activity

Shoulder height: 10 – 18 inches. The largest should not weigh more than 26 lbs.

Their coat is smooth with short hair. Their coat colors are mostly dual or tri-colored with white as the base color.

The Rat Terrier is spunky, enthusiastic, affectionate, and playful.

This breed gets along well with other pets, dogs, and children.

Not much grooming is required. Occasional brushing should be sufficient.

This dog learns fast. The Rat Terrier is a very intelligent dog breed that is relatively easy to train.

Rat Terriers love to play and are very active. They require regular daily exercise.