PurJoy Acres
Rat Terriers

What can you say about the Rat Terrier? Sweet, sassy, robust, gentle, rodent hunter, cuddler, watch dog, inquisitive, intelligent, entertaining and loyal! So many words piled into a small dynamo of a forever companion!
Our Rat Terriers have short shiny coats that come in every color of the rainbow. We have both traditional and merle patterns and sizes from large toy to small miniature. All the amazing variety of colors and patterns are a result of careful selection and breeding of many marvelous dogs! Fox Terriers, Dachshunds, Whippets, Italian Greyhounds, Chihuahuas, Feists, and Beagles, (among others) were carefully combined to become an amazing All American Breed. Originally registered by the UKCI in 1936, other registries followed, many with a slightly different standard (politics, lol). Not an endorsement or a Critic, these are the ones I happen to use and the date Rat Terriers were accepted into their registry; Universal Kennel Club International (UKCI) 1936, Continental Kennel Club (CKC) 1991, Rat Terrier Club of America (RTCA) 1993, United Kennel Club (UKC) 1999, and American Kennel Club (AKC) 2013.

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