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Rat Terriers: the most honest advice you'll ever find about Rat Terrier puppies and adult dogs. Traits, characteristics, temperament, personality, behavior, buying, adopting, training, feeding, and health care.

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Rat Terriers...
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By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2013



Rat Terrier Dog Breed Review

Dog breed reviewWhat's Good About 'Em,
What's Bad About 'Em.


The most honest dog breed review you'll ever find. Temperament, personality, behavior, traits, and characteristics. As an Obedience Instructor and Breed Selection Consultant for over 30 years, I give you my honest opinions about the breed – I hold nothing back.

Rat Terrier FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the traits and characteristics of Rat Terriers.


Training Rat Terriers

I'll show you how to teach your Rat Terrier puppy or adult dog to listen to you and do what you say. My training methods are based on respect and sensible leadership. No hitting, yelling, choke collars, shock collars, or clicker training.

Rat Terrier Health & Feeding

Learn about the best dog foods, vaccinations and booster shots (needed or not?), natural treatments for Rat Terrier health problems, spaying and neutering pros and cons, and more.

Buying or Adopting a Rat Terrier

Good breeders versus bad breeders – how to tell the difference. Adopting your Rat Terrier from a rescue group. Temperament tests for evaluating Rat Terrier puppies and adult dogs for sale or adoption.