Learn all about the popular small terrier dog breed known as the Rat Terrier. Find a wealth of information about the breed, including the appearance, size, color, personality, exercise, care and grooming needs.
Decide if the Rat Terrier is the right breed of dog for you, and find reputable local Rat Terrier dog breeders offering Rat Terrier puppies for sale. We also showcase Rat Terriers for adoption by owner, as well as Rat Terrier rescue organizations and clubs.
All About Rat Terrier Dogs and Puppies
The Rat Terrier is a dog of early immigrants who made their way into America. Designed as a capable farm or ranch dog, his purpose was to protect the property from the rats and other vermin that plagued the farms during those days and this was a job which he performed wholeheartedly. For a time, the Rat Terrier declined in numbers but recent years has seen a resurgence of the breed, this time as a capable and affectionate little companion animal.