Black and tan is the most common, however brown and tan, blue and tan, lilac and tan, yellow, red and merle are acceptable.
The Prague Ratter (Pražský Krysarík) used to grace the Royal Palaces and were present at Royal Banquets in the Middle Ages. They have not been internationally recognized and are rarely seen outside of the Czech Republic. This small dog symbolized the independence of Czech lands (Bohemia) and Sovereignty of the Czech nation. This purely Czech breed can be traced back to the early history of the Czech lands (Bohemia). Science publicist Emil Jech from Roztoky, near Prague, discovered and confirmed the existence of the Prague Ratter and brought forward indisputable evidence this breed was around during Bohemian Prince Vladislav II's time. Polish chronicler Galla Anonym wrote that Polish King Boleslav II The Brave (1058 -1080) became fond of the Ratter. He had two that came from Bohemia (the Czech lands). Jules Michelet mentioned in his work "Histoire de France" three ratting dogs came from the Czech lands. He clearly talks about a living gift which the Czech king Karel IV (who also bore the title of Emperor of Rome) presented to the French king Charles V during his visit to France in 1377. King Vaclav IV (1378 - 1419) it has been said, used to take his favorite Ratter to the "Ukrale Brabantskeho" pub he frequently visited. Early history of the Czech lands (Bohemia) the Ratter adorned the courts of Czech princes and kings and was often given as a gift to other European rulers. From the royal palaces they went to other affluent members of society and then to ordinary citizens.
This breed is lively, active and playful who loves to cuddle and makes a great family pet.
Gentle, requiring little care, watchful, intelligent and noble, by nature not trustful to strangers but very obedient and warmhearted to his family life. He understands children. He is very conservative to his master and to the other members of the family, and their home he considers to be his own.
Very low maintenance, minimal shedding. Needs monthly bath and nail trim.
Thick coat, that is short, glossy, and fits close to body. The head is usually coated with thinner and shorter hair.
This breed has a need for human attention and desires to please and impress its owner, the Prague Ratter can master basic training commands easily. It can be trained for freestyle, obedience, tracking etc.
This breed is quick and energetic and needs daily walks on a leash, as well as the chance to run free in a contained area. If not in a contained area or on a leash, he may chase small animals.
Help reduce the number of Prague Ratter puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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