16 Rat Terrier Facts So Interesting You’ll Say, “OMG!”

As the name suggests, the Rat Terrier is a rat catcher. Since there are far fewer rats today than in previous centuries, the four-legged friend has evolved from being a pied piper to becoming a loving family dog.

#1 The four-legged friend is known by many names.

In addition to Rat Terriers, American Rat Terriers, RT, Ratting Terriers, Rats, Ratties and Decker Giants are also common.

#2 As the name suggests, the Rat Terrier is one of the terrier breeds.

It has not yet been recognized as an independent dog breed by the FCI. However, the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes the breed.

#3 There are also crosses with the dog breed, especially the Rat Terrier Chihuahua Mix, called Rat-Cha, is quite popular.

And if you take a look at the photos of this crossbreed, you won't be surprised, because the furry nose looks extremely cute.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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