Rat Terrier Puppies for Sale

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Overview
The Rat Terrier was originally named by none other than Teddy Roosevelt. The Rat Terriers were developed in Great Britain from a cross between the Smooth Fox Terriers and the Manchester Terriers in 1820. They were brought into the United States in the 1890's, where they became more popular. American breeders crossed this breed yet again with the Smooth Fox Terrier, the Beagle, and the Whippet. Breeders wanted to retain the hunting instincts of the Beagle along with the red color and the bulkiness, while the Whippet provided to speed and agility with the blue and brindle colors.
Character
The Rat Terrier can be stubborn and willful at times, and are sometimes reserved around strangers but warm up very quickly. Even with his small size, this breed is fearless and shows the true colors of a terrier. This breed makes an excellent companion for a single person home. The Rat Terrier is not recommended for the average family as he has the tendency to become destructive without proper stimulation, and also loves to roam and wander providing much stress.
Temperament
Spunky, energetic, lively, and alert, this breed makes a good watchdog. The Rat Terrier makes a great companion to the right family, but should be trained properly as they have the tendency to snap if frightened. This breed can do well around other pets, but should be socialized at puppy hood to prevent difficulties. Smaller animals should not be placed around this breed if they are not properly socialized around them or raised around them.
Care
Rat Terriers do not require much in the grooming area. Brushing with a firm bristle or rubber brush occasionally will remove any loose or dead hair. Baths are only necessary approximately once every six months. Bathing too often will remove the natural oils from the coat, which can cause skin problems that this breed is prone to having. The Rat Terrier should be protected from cold weather via sweaters as this breed has a very short coat and gets cold very easily.
Coat
The Rat Terrier has a very short coat lying close to the body of the dog. Grooming is not a large task, however this breed should be protected from the cold via sweaters. The coat should be firm, and harsh to the touch while still remaining glossy.
Training
The Rat Terrier being so lively can be very stubborn and sometimes difficult to train. This breed requires a firm and experienced handler. Consistency is a must, as this breed tends to lose interest very quickly. A variety of techniques should be exercised to keep this dogs attention. Obedience classes at an early age are recommended by many breeds and Rat Terrier owners, however it is not required. Training can be a definite task for this alert and willful breed.
Activity
A small yard should be sufficient for this small yet energetic breed. They love regular romps free, however are escape artists and should always be kept on lead or in a fenced area. This breed should be trained not to pull on lead, and does very well on long walks or jogs. Rat Terriers should have at least 40 minutes of exercise per day to avoid overeating and/or laziness, which this breed is prone to.
Weight
12-35 lbs
Height
14-23 inches
Color(s)
red and white, tri-spotted, solid red, black & tan, blue & white and red brindle
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Rat Terrier Puppies for Sale Expected Budget in 2022

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Rat Terrier puppies for sale near me.

How much do Rat Terrier puppies for sale cost?

The cost for a Rat Terrier puppy for sale varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Before searching "Rat Terrier puppies for sale near me", review their average cost below.

The current median price for all Rat Terriers for sale is $1,160.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Rat Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a Rat Terrier puppy for sale without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a Rat Terrier puppy with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a Rat Terrier with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a Rat Terrier puppy with breeding rights or even Rat Terriers for sale advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,900 upwards to $5,900 or even more for Rat Terrier puppies for sale with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Rat Terriers for sale is $500.

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What can I expect to pay for a Rat Terrier puppy near me?

Median Price: $1,160.00
Average Price: $500.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $5,900.00

*Data sourced from 3447 Rat Terrier puppies for sale across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Rat Terrier puppy for sale

When googling "Rat Terrier puppy for sale near me" it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Rat Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Rat Terrier Puppy for Sale Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female Rat Terrier names for 2022 after analyzing 3447 Rat Terrier puppies for sale.
  • 1. Brady
  • 2. Amy
  • 3. Dixie
  • 4. Abby
  • 5. Sadie
  • 6. Lucy
  • 7. Mikey
  • 8. Molly
  • 9. Sally
  • 10. Buddy
  • 11. Chap
  • 12. Lola
  • 13. Bella
  • 14. Brownie
  • 15. Owen
  • 16. Bailey
  • 17. Beth
  • 18. Cocoa
  • 19. Ginger
  • 20. Mojo

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Sentella Standard Rat Terriers
Member Since: August 2019
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I have been around dogs for 15+ years. My grandfather raised and trained German Shepherds in obedience. He taught me many great training techniques. In 2008 my grandmother brought home a miniature rat terrier we named "Angel." We now raise Standard Rat Terriers that are rat terriers with more substantial bone, more of an elegant look, and more versatile capabilities. I have always loved animals growing up as a kid especially my dogs and my horses. Once my first rat terrier came into my life in 2008 I knew that I was in love with the breed. I was fortunate enough to meet one of the best rat terrier breeders in the world and learn from her. I got my first show/ breeding quality dog in 2012 and I slowly but surely started to learn my way around the show ring. My mentor taught my all I needed to know about how to care for dogs and present them in the ring. Soon thereafter I became a decent dog handler. We have Championed and Grand Championed many dogs

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Updated: 11/28/2022