The Rat Terrier is perhaps one of the most useful farm dogs. Their strong jaws and quick movements make them ideal for eradicating pests. These dogs are the polar opposite of boring and they will always keep you on your toes.
This breed originated in America, however, they became popular in many countries because of their invaluable talent as farm dogs. Over the years, they were slightly varied in different countries depending on the need of the farmer. For example, some farmers needed a slightly quicker Rat Terrier while others may have needed a slightly larger Rat Terrier.
This breed is a notorious digger, do not get frustrated if they start digging in your garden because there is no way to prevent or stop them. Most Terrier breeds love to dig, but the Rat Terrier is in a league of its own. While your pup will be plenty happy to be in the backyard and left to dig, it is very important to keep a good eye on them. They have a knack for escaping and once they are gone it will not be easy to catch them.
These dogs have been growing in popularity recently for all of their great qualities as family dogs. They are very intuitive and will pick up on your mood. They can be extremely comforting and will display a lot of affection. The Rat Terrier also has a funny personality. As long as you are a patient dog owner, their high energy and stubborn antics will always put a smile on your face.
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