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The Rat Terrier is AKC’s 178th breed.
The Rat Terrier was officially recognized by the AKC.
Very Active; A busy, active dog of seemingly boundless energy.
Energy & Size
AKC Dog Ranking
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Download the complete breed standard or club flier PDFs.
Good nutrition for Rat Terriers is very important from puppyhood to their senior years.
The breed sheds seasonally and requires brushing with a soft brush or rubber curry mitt.
This loyal, active and playful breed is at its best as a member of its human family, but may be reserved with strangers.
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