Originally bred as a farm dog, the Rat Terrier is capable of hunting rodents and other parasites above and below the ground, as well as tracking down and catching small animals. He is alert, courageous, loyal and obedient, full of energy and enthusiasm. Easily learns, gets along well with other dogs. Aggression or shyness is not typical for the breed. By nature, the Rat Terrier is very social and sensitive. Loyal to its owner. Gets along well with children with whom you can already play. Needs good socialization, especially during the first three months of life. Without proper training, he can be overly stubborn and independent. Watchful qualities are expressed, the attitude towards strangers is distrustful. Rat Terriers are friendly, energetic and cheerful dogs who strive to be the centre of attention of others, they are never bored with them. There are so, so many reasons that Rat Terriers are the best breed EVER, it’s going to be tough to fit them all in here but we’ll give it a go!