How Much Does a Rat Terrier Cost?

Name: Rat Terrier
Other names: American Rat Terrier, Ratting Terrier, Decker Giant, RT, Rat, Rattie
Country of origin: USA
Size Type: Small Dog Breeds
Group: Terrier Breeds, Other Dog Breeds
Life span: 15 – 18 years
Temperament: Loving, alert, Lively, Intelligent, Gentle, Inquisitive
Height: 25–46 cm
Weight: 4.5-11 kg
Color: Black, brown and tan, chocolate, blue, Isabella (pearl), lemon and apricot.
The price of puppies: $200 – $500 USD
Hypoallergenic No

Ret terrier is a type of hunting terrier. Small to medium size. An active dog with well-developed muscles. Was bred for baiting rats and agricultural work. A versatile companion dog, this dog can hunt rats and other pests as well as small game. This is a compact, wiry dog of a party color; small and medium-sized individuals are the embodiment of elegance and grace, combining speed, power, and balance.

A correctly built Rat Terrier is slightly longer (proportions measured from the front of the chest to the point of the buttock) than in height (from the withers to the ground), and the length of the front leg (measured from the point of the elbow to the ground) should be approximately equal to one-half the height of the dog. The backline is firm and straight in movement and standing. The loin is moderately short, well-muscled, slightly arched, and taut. The croup is slightly sloping. The ribs are well sprung, starting from the spinal column, forming a broad, strong back, then curving downward and inward, form a deep sternum, dropping to the elbows. Seen in profile, the chest is lowered between the forelegs, well filled, and moderately broad. When viewed from the side, a small oval for burst is visible.

Absolutely attentive, energetic, easily trained, and obediently following commands. Doesn’t conflict and gets along with other dogs. Distrustful of outsiders. Submission is not considered a disadvantage. Overt aggression and excessive shyness should be punished.

Alice White

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Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.


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  1. Looking to adopt a male Rat Terrier about 3 to 5 years old. Have to older dogs in the house, we just recently lost our rat terrier, Sammy. Adopted him when he was about 5, had him for 10 years, my wife was in love with him.

  2. This is a bizarre statement that ‘overt shyness and aggressiveness should be punished’. How about looking in the environment or in the relationship with the owner that the dog would be exhibiting these qualities and alter those to change the behavior? It is stated as if the dog is choosing these behaviors or are born with them – attributing adult human kind of awareness to a DOG. These behaviors are a result of the environment and relationship with the owner. Listen to Cesar Milan. It’s always the owner, not the dog. Get better informed.

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