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Rat Terrier


Rat Terrier profile

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Lifespan: 11-14 Years

Avg height: 36-56cm.

Avg weight: 4.5-14kg

Coat type: Smooth, short coat.

Coat colours: Black and white, fawn and white, chocolate and white, blue and white, red, tri-colour.

Originally bred for: Phenomenal rat catcher.

Breed traits: Affectionate, smart, alert, lively, inquisitive.

A little about the Rat Terrier


If anything can be said for the Rat Terrier it is that it is an energetic and playful character. Always up for an adventure, this breed is eager to please, however, it has a stubborn terrier streak that means they aren't afraid of a fight. 



The Rat Terrier has no major health concerns. Less frequently they can suffer allergies and patella luxation. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.