Members of the Rat Terrier dog breed are adorable, little, digging escape artists who are true terriers: feisty, funny, energetic, lively, vermin-chasing, and incapable of being boring. Stubborn as all get out, they are not big on pleasing people, but the people who love them laugh all the time.
This breed is mainly healthy, living an average life span of 15 to 18 years. Some health problems that may occur with a Rat Terrier are hip and elbow dysplasia and patellar luxation.
Lively, Intelligent, Affectionate, Inquisitive, Alert and Loving
A Rat Terrier has lots of energy; you should be able to spend at least 40 minutes a day exercising your dog. If you do not, the Rat Terrier can become destructive as a way to release pent-up energy. They need plenty of mental stimulation too.
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