So you’re looking to adopt an Rat Terrier, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Balanced, compactly built Rat Terriers are tough but elegant-looking. There are two size divisions: Miniatures stand 10 to 13 inches at the shoulder; standards are over 13 inches and as high as 18 inches. The smooth, shiny coat comes in varieties of pied patterns. (Pied, a word borrowed from the horseman’s lexicon, means “comparatively large patches of one or more colors in combination with white.”) These smoothly muscled exterminators are constructed for the efficient movement required for a long day’s work. An American original, with a breed name said to be coined by Teddy Roosevelt, the Rat Terrier is a compact, tough, smooth-coated exterminator dog. RTs come in two size varieties and are happy-go-lucky, playful, and portable companions.”
An Rat Terrier typically ranges from 25.4cm to 45.72cm in height, and weighs from 4.535923700000001kg to 11.33980925kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Rat Terrier breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Rat Terrier insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.