Rat Terrier Question

Is a rat terrier a good dog to have?

We were thinking of getting a rat terrier is it a good idea

    In Rat Terrier - Asked by Hililliany - 7/28/2013 11:22:14 PM
erm, well i have seen these in action as working dogs and they are very high drive and aggressive -ie killing rats. i would say that they are not a good dog for the everyday pet or for the fainthearted! but if you live a active life and have the time for a high drive terrier that love their owners. then go for it! x
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/13/2013 6:11:40 PM

I disagree with the aggressive response. I have been showing and breeding rat terriers for 15 years. While they ARE bred to kill vermin and are VERY good at it....they are a PERFECT family or farm dog. They are just as happy hunting vermin on the farm as they are snuggled under your covers at night keeping your feet warm or running with your children outside playing. Or maybe just a good cuddle on the couch while watching tv. I wouldn't be breeding them if I thought for one moment they are or even could be an aggressive breed. They ARE terriers who love to play. Aggressive? NO WAY!
    Answered by adamsacres - 8/21/2013 10:56:45 AM

Our little rat terrier is the best dog I have ever been around or owned in my entire life. Eager to learn throughout his entire life even as a 4 year old (current age). My fiance and I led an extremely active lifestyle prior to the birth of our son. This dog could sprint up and down 100 ft incline faster than we could hike 1/8 of the hill.. yet even now my son is almost 2, and we are substantially less active than we once were and he still fits right in. He loves our son like his own brother, has never snapped (even when our son may have deserved it), and knows more of the english language than many children around age 5. To give you an idea of his dedication to me and my hubby, he once helped me herd and catch a white lab rat that was loose near our home without hurting it in the slightest. (I am a big softie and didn't want the rat to freeze during the winter, since it clearly was not wild). He listened to my every command and helped me get it into my pocket. They're amazing animals.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/1/2014 3:17:01 AM