Rat Terrier

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.

Fun Fact

The Rat Terrier was a common farm dog in the early 1900s, bred for catching barn rats in haystacks. Purportedly a rat terrier hold the record for most killed in a single infested barn: 2501 rats in 7 hours.

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