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BSK Breed Index: The Rat Terrier

Life Span: 15-18 years

Height: 10-18 in

Weight: 10-25 lbs

Litter Size: 5-7 pups

Temperament: Friendly

Intelligence: High

Classification: Terrier

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier is a combination of multiple of terrier breeds including (but not limited to) the Fox Terrier, Old English White Terrier, Manchester Terrier and Bull Terrier. It is an American breed that was created by immigrants during the 19th century. 

Rat Terrier Fun Facts

Was the most common farm dog from 1910 through 1930.

Used to hunt varmints and for ratting.

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