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Breed Name: Rat Terrier
Rat Terrier dogs are intelligent, active and loving dog breeds. They are ideal farm dogs and loyal hunting companions. They do not like the strangers and take time to get mixed-up with them. They shed occasionally.
Nicknames: American Rat Terrier, Ratting Terrier, Decker Giant
Origin: United States of America
Ancient Use: Rat catching
Type: Medium-sized dog
Built: Solid compact built
Appearance: They are found in different colors like Black, tan, chocolate, blue, grey Isabella (pearl), lemon and apricot. They are having long, thick, and strikingly corded white coat. They are found in small to medium size. They have deep chest, strong shoulders, solid neck and powerful legs. They have big, erected ears from the body proportion.
Temperament: Alert, intelligent and energetic
Height: Males 16 to 19 inches, Females 16 to 17 inches (Size varies from small to medium)
Weight: 10 to 25 pounds
Average Life: About 15 to 18 years
Barking Status: Active Barkers
Family Dog: They are good family dogs if they taken care properly. They are quite reserved in nature and do not get mixed-up with strangers.
Preferable Temperature: Wram/Hot weather
Active Breed: Yes
Member of: UKC, CKC
Socialization Status: Yes to some extent
Health Status: Rat Terrier Dogs are generally healthy, but like all breeds they are prone to Allergies, Patellar Luxatio, Demodectic Mange.
What to Feed:
Recommended daily amount: up to 2 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
How to Care: