Rat Terrier Breed
Origins & Background
Bred in America for hunting; gained fame with President Roosevelt.
Compact, muscular, 10-25 pounds, varied coat patterns.
Affectionate, playful, excellent watchdog
Prone to patellar luxation and allergies; regular vet visits.
Needs protein-rich diet; monitor weight.
Intelligent but independent; early training helps.
Short coat; regular brushing.
Early socialization is key; can be territorial.
Most popular farm dog in America by 1910.
Great for active homes; needs exercise
A loyal, energetic companion.