The Rat Terrier is a breed of hunting dogs bred in England in the 19th century. At that time, rat-catching competitions were especially fashionable in the UK. Several dogs took part in the match, which competed for the title of the best rat-catcher, large money bets were made on the winner.
That is why the English dog handlers and fans of these competitions set themselves the goal of developing a strong, but not a large dog, capable of quickly and with great passion to destroy rats.
Breeds such as the Smooth Fox Terrier, Manchester Terrier, and Whippet were involved in the breeding of the Pied Piper Terrier.
Rat terriers are some of the most skilled rat catchers among dogs. There is a known case when a terrier placed in a barn killed 2,500 rats in 7 hours. In the old days, such dogs were specially kept in a house for the destruction of rodents.
They are curious, funny, playful dogs that get along well with children, very often they are turned on as companions.
Below you will see a list of gifts that will delight rat terrier lovers.