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American Rat Terrier

Overview of American Rat Terrier



American Rat Terrier dog breed is Pure breed Small in size. Fur of American Rat Terrier is short, single and smooth. . Basic origin of American Rat Terrier is America. American Rat Terrier is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Easiest to train and Smartest Dogs, American Rat Terrier is commonly Lively, Inquisitive, Alert, Intelligent, Affectionate, Loving. Rat Terriers are less aggressive. Rat Terriers are normally cheerful dogs, and they tend to be calmer and more sensitive to changes in their environment, owner's moods, or to unexpected noises, people, and activities. The social sensitivity of Rat Terriers makes them very trainable and easier to live with for the average pet owner, but it also means that extensive socialization from an early age is critical. Proper socialization of a Rat Terrier puppy includes exposing the animal to a wide variety of people and places, particularly during the first three months of life. Like most active and intelligent breeds, Rat Terriers tend to be happier when they receive a great deal of mental stimulation and exercise.
American Rat Terrier is available in Black, tan, chocolate, blue, grey Isabella (pearl), lemon and apricot. May be tri-color or bi-color, with at least one color being white colors. Colors.

Height and weight of American Rat Terrier

Adult Male of American Rat Terrier is about 10–25 pounds and adult female of American Rat Terrier is about 8.5–21 pounds in Weight.
Height of American Rat Terrier is commonly 10–18 inches (25–46 cm).

Common Health Issues of American Rat Terrier


American Rat Terrier has tendency to suffer from patellar luxation, cardiac abnormalities, hip dysplasia, and Legg–Calve–Perthes syndrome.  

Appearance of American Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier comes in a variety of coat colors and sizes. The classic coloring is black tanpoint with piebald spotting , but chocolate, tan, blue, isabella, lemon and apricot are all fairly common. They may be tricolor or bicolor, always with some amount of white present. Sable may overlay any of these colors. Ticking is usually visible in the white parts of the coat, or in the underlying skin. Ear carriage is erect, but can also be tipped, or button, all of which contribute to an intelligent, alert expression. The tail has been traditionally docked to about 2–3 inches, but the bobtail gene is very common in Rat Terriers and can result in a variety of tail lengths.

Working Class of American Rat Terrier

Basically American Rat Terrier is Companion dog but is also used as Watch and Hunting and Herding dog.

Training of American Rat Terrier

American Rat Terrier is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your American Rat Terrier.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your American Rat Terrier should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of American Rat Terrier

Daily exercise for your American Rat Terrier is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your American Rat Terrier is recommended Fetching,Tuging,Running,Walking regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of American Rat Terrier with children and other pets

The social sensitivity of Rat Terriers makes them very trainable and easier to live with for the average pet owner, but it also means that extensive socialization from an early age is critical.

Special instructions related to your American Rat Terrier

Proper socialization of a Rat Terrier puppy includes exposing the animal to a wide variety of people and places, particularly during the first three months of life.

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