Rat Terrier Puppies and Dogs

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Fast Facts & Guide to Rat Terrier Puppies and Dogs

Have a glance at our Fact File and Guide to Rat Terrier Puppies and Dogs. Discover some fast facts to gain a really fast overview of the Rat Terrier.

Rat Terrier Guide and Fact File

Height: Toy 8 inches / Mid-sized 8-14 inches /  Standard 14-23 inches

Weight: Toy 4-6 pounds / Mid-sized 6-8 pounds / Standard 12-35 pounds

Size of Dog: The Rat Terrier is small to medium sized

Breed Type and Dog Group: The Rat Terrier belongs to the Miscellaneous Class of Dogs

Country of Origin of the Breed: The Rat Terrier originated in America

Exercise Needs: The Rat Terrier requires high amounts of daily exercise and activity

Coat Type: The Rat Terrier has a short, smooth coat

Shedding hairs: The Rat Terrier is a seasonal shedder

Grooming needs: Grooming requirements are moderate during shedding periods

Training a Rat Terrier (Trainability): The Rat Terrier is trainable


Other Names of Rat Terrier: American Rat Terrier, Feist

Rat Terrier Lifespan - This dog lives for approximately 15 - 18 years

Number of puppies per litter: The standards Rat Terrier has around 5-7 puppies per litter

Temperament / Behaviour: Alert, Active, Curious, Lively, Energetic, Loving and Affectionate

We hope that the fast facts and information provided in our Rat Terrier puppy and dog fact file and guide will prove a useful overview of this particular breed. Please click one of the links at the top of the page for detailed articles relating to training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female Rat Terrier dog names, illness and health problems.


Summary of Rat Terrier Puppies and Dogs

Rat Terrier puppies and dogs show their owners love and affection. The Rat Terrier was bred not only as a hunter, but also a companion to man, and this is what gives it a loving and pleasant personality. This breed is hard-working and full of energy. Dogs and puppies are alert and show dedication, devotion and spirit. They are clever and can be obedience trained quite easily and will carry out the commands of its owner. This breed is sociable with its friendly but a little reserved around strangers, this is because they have naturally curious and inquisitive personalities. It's important to socialize this breed when it's still a young puppy so that it can grow to accept unfamiliar people when it becomes an adult dog. The Rat Terrier likes children, but as with all breeds, should be suitably supervised. The Rat Terrier has a bright, alert personality and temperament.

Choosing Rat Terrier Puppies and Dogs as Pets

Rat Terrier puppies grow into small to medium sized adult dogs and the above summary will help you to determine whether they are suitable as a family pet. If you are considering whether to buy a Rat Terrier puppy, adoption is also an option for this particular type of dog, or even selecting one from a rescue centre, or reputable dog breeder. This breed is fairly healthy and doesn't appear to commonly develop major illnesses and diseases. Their skin can be prone to allergies so owners should bear this in mind and keep a close check on their dog or puppy's skin regularly. This breed has great energy and dogs and puppies will enjoy their daily walks immensely. If given the opportunity, this active dog would suit somebody requiring a jogging partner! This breed has a short, smooth coat that sheds seasonally. During shedding periods, the coat should be groomed regularly, two to three times per week, however, during normal periods, when the dog is not shedding, grooming once per fortnight should suffice.

Rat Terrier Puppies and Dogs

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