15 Jul A Perfect Family Dog
When properly socialized at a young age, with children, cats and other dogs, the Rat Terrier does very well with them all. They are not recommended for households that have small caged animals like rabbits, hamsters and especially RATS!! The Rat Terrier was originally bred to help farmers control the rat population on their farms. This little furry friend weighs on the average from 6 lbs (toy) to 35 lbs (standard) Rat Terrier. They are affectionate preferring to lie next to you then on their doggy bed. They are a perfect companion for children, and kids will enjoy teaching tricks and giving commands. The Rat Terrier enjoys the water and has a playful nature. Some health concerns they may experience are; skin and coat allergies, dislocating kneecaps, heart abnormalities, hip dysplasia and eye or ear problems. Their average lifespans are 15-20 years. Exercise is the best medicine for any dog. Your dog may enjoy the freedom of their yard by calling Dog Containment Sys for a free estimate for your Pet Stop pet fencing systems. 240-994-7134.