Dog Breeds

Rat Terrier

The dog Rat Terrier is a breed and this breed is called by some other names in different places. The dog is originated from the United States of America. In the USA and other countries, this breed of dog is also called American Rat Terrier, Ratting Terrier, and Decker Giant. The nick names are RT, Rat, and Rattie of this breed of dog. Few kennel clubs recognized this breed of dog and those are United kennel club and American Kennel club. It is a good farm dog and a good companion dog. This dog is a popular dog as a hunter. It is not so attractive breed of dog but it is very intelligent and active breed of dog. This dog is also known as Feists. In the USA, this dog is a very common dog in farm areas.
The appearance of the dog will not attract you. The weight of the dog is from 10 to 25 pounds and height of the dog is from 10 to 18 inches. The is covered single smooth coat. The colors of the coat can be from Black, blue, tan, grey Isabella (pearl), chocolate, lemon, and apricot. The color may be bi-color or tri-color with at least one color being white. This is a popular breed of dog in the USA as a house pet. It is a good companion dog.
This is a healthy breed of dog and no serious health problem is recorded of this breed of dog but some common health problems are found in this breed of dog. If the dog does exercise regularly like walking a long distance, run and play, then the dog may remain healthier. The training is also important for this breed of dog and if the dog gets training, then it will be a skilled breed of dog. As it is an intelligent breed of dog, it likes training.

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