Size: Standard; Miniature or Toy
Weight: 12 - 35 lbs.
Height: 14" - 23"
Life Span: 11 - 14 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Origin: United States
Also Known As: Feist, Decker Giant
Category: Companion Dog
The Rat Terrier is an active breed that requires several long walks and play sessions per day.
No special grooming requirements.
The Rat Terrier is a gentle dog with strong hunting instincts. Has a temperament similar to that of the Jack Russell Terrier, this is a hyperactive dog that is always on the go.
Compatibility with Kids
May not be the best choice with very young children
This breed is a mix of the Smooth Fox Terrier, Beagle and Italian Greyhound developed in the 1890s.
Sometimes mistaken for a Jack Russell Terrier.