Rat-Cha

10-15 lbs
10-12"
United States
Chihuahua
Rat Terrier
Rat-Chi, Ratchi

The Rat-Cha is a crossbreed between the purebred American Rat Terrier and Chihuahua.  This designer dog has high energy and is very loving toward their family.  The Rat-Cha, also called the Rat-Chi, is frisky and can be overprotective of their people.  Owners can prevent aggressive or undesirable protective traits by early socialization with people, places, and other dogs.  This cute and perky Rat Terrier Chihuahua mix tends to bond with a single person in the family and will spend much of their time on that person's lap.     

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
American Rat Terrier and Chihuahua

Rat-Cha Health

Average Size
Male Rat-Cha size stats
Height: 10-16 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Female Rat-Cha size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA)
  • Collapsed Trachea
  • Atopy
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Dental Disease
  • Alopecia
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Radiographs
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Blood Sugar and Thyroid Tests

Rat-Cha Breed History

The Rat-Cha is a popular designer breed due to the high popularity of both parent breeds.  Despite the pup's popularity, detailed accounts of their breeding programs and history are not available.  This is most likely due to the recent hybridization of both parent breeds and the number of variations that can be present in the Rat Terrier Chihuahua mix offspring.  Owners who wish to understand the histories and potential traits of their Rat Terrier Chihuahua mix can review those of both parents for insight. The American Rat Terrier is an American breed long in the making.  The breeding program included several other well-established breeds, such as the Manchester Terrier, Bull Terrier, Old English White Terrier, and the Fox Terrier.  The purpose of the breed programs was to produce a small Terrier type that was a tenacious ratting dog, and that could get in tight places.  Despite their late recognition by the American Kennel Club in 2013, the American Rat Terrier has been long bred in the United States.  A Rat Terrier appeared alongside Shirley Temple in The Little Colonel and was the Terrier of choice of President Theodore Roosevelt, who wanted a rat dog to handle the White House rat problem.  The Rat Terrier varied in the United States depending on the region they were from as well.  In the south, the Rat Terrier was crossbred with the Beagle to produce a pack-minded ratting dog while the Greyhound and Whippet breeds were used in the midwest to give the Rat Terrier fleet abilities against the fast jackrabbits. The Chihuahua is also a dog of the Americas but from Mexico.  Accounts of the Chihuahua, known then as Techichi, reach back as far as the 9th Century in the Mesoamerican region where the little dogs were bred as both vermin hunters and companions.  The Techichi was so well loved that they were often buried alongside their masters at death.  The Techichi faded into obscurity during the Spanish invasion of the Aztec State, but the small, resilient dog maintained themselves in the region and were rediscovered living in the Mexican state of Chihuahua during the mid-1800s, where the breed gained their new name.  Shortly after their rediscovery, the Chihuahua made their way north to the United States by the late 1800s and the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1904.  Interest in the Chihuahua grew fast, and by the 1960s, the Chihuahua was considered one of the most popular dogs in the country.  Today, the Chihuahua still enjoys a high popularity ranking in the American Kennel Club.      

Rat-Cha Breed Appearance

The Rat-Cha may vary widely in appearance not because the parents are so widely different, but because there is variation in the parent breeds standards.  However, this hybrid is sure to be small with a soft, sleek coat.  Some Rat-Chas have longer hair, depending on their parentage as both parent breeds may exhibit longer hair.  Their head is small and round with large, triangle-tipped ears that stand up.  The eyes are dark, round, and prominent but do not bulge out as much as the Chihuahua parent's eyes.  Both parent breeds suffer from dental issues, and this tiny-mouthed pup may have missing teeth or poor dentition, such as an underbite, both of which are not desirable traits.  The body is compact and long, with thin legs and a wiry short to medium-length tail.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Rat-Cha eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Rat-Cha nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Rat-Cha coat
Black
white Rat-Cha coat
White
brown Rat-Cha coat
Brown
red Rat-Cha coat
Red
fawn Rat-Cha coat
Fawn
sable Rat-Cha coat
Sable
gray Rat-Cha coat
Gray
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Rat-Cha straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Rat-Cha Breed Maintenance

The Rat-Cha is an easy dog to maintain and has minimal grooming needs.  They are moderate shedding dogs, and weekly brushing will help remove any excess loose or dead hair.  They are not a hypoallergenic dog, but weekly grooming will help keep the allergens down.  The Rat-Cha is not known to have a doggy odor so any fouls smells may point to a health concern, such as ear infection or dental issues.  This little dynamo is prone to developing dental problems, many of which may be prevented by keeping their teeth clean.  Owners can help their dogs maintain healthy mouths by brushing their teeth frequently and providing them with hard, rubberized chew toys.
Brushes for Rat-Cha
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Rat-Cha requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Rat-Cha Temperament

The Rat-Cha is an affectionate companion that typically bonds with one person within the family.  They require early socialization to reduce aggressiveness toward strangers and are not well suited for young children.  They have high energy but prefer activities on their own terms rather than being forced to play.  Often, this snuggler is perfectly content on their owner's lap.  They do not have a pack mentality and prefer to be single dogs living under one roof.  However, with socialization, they can learn to live in harmony with other dogs.  The prey-mind may make living with cats more difficult, but socialization will also help with this.  House training the Rat Terrier Chihuahua mix is relatively easy, considering how small the breed is.  This is attributed to this pup's high intelligence and desire to please their master.

Rat-Cha Activity Requirements

The Rat-Cha is an active hybrid with high energy.  However, activities are often done in short bursts, and this mini companion can get most of their daily exercise in the home.  They are highly adaptable to small space living, but a small backyard where they can run and jump is ideal for this designer dog.  They should not be left alone outside and do not tolerate being alone for long.  They may develop negative behaviors, such as chewing or digging if they become bored or lonely.  The Rat Terrier Chihuahua mix does not do well in cold environments and prefers warmer ones.  However, this breed can live just about anywhere considering they will spend most of their time in a climate controlled home.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Rat-Cha Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00

Rat-Cha Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Rat-Cha size stats at six months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 11.0 lbs
Female Rat-Cha size stats at six months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 11.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Rat-Cha size stats at 12 months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs
Female Rat-Cha size stats at 12 months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Rat-Cha size stats at 18 months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs
Female Rat-Cha size stats at 18 months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs

Rat-Cha Owner Experiences

Mason
18 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fish
Mason is Lovable, he likes taking naps, he's very smart he's knows what you saying. Kind of humana. I love my dog.
1 day, 7 hours ago
Zack
7 Months
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He doesn't like to be alone, he chews everything when I'm not home he will follow me every where and for the most part can be walked with no lease
1 week, 1 day ago
Peanut
9 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Laying down together
Car rides
Chase
I love him and he loves me, I talk to him when times are hard and he listens. We do everything together.. I take him everywhere with me. Its really hard to split him and I apart.
1 week, 1 day ago
Coco
4 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling
I love having my Rat-Cha cuddling
1 week, 6 days ago
Kato
13 Years
1 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
tricks for treat, walking, cuddling
if I were to get another dog, I would highly consider a Rat-chi! Just don't know I could outlive them! I love my little guy. He's my buddy and we have a great communicable relationship! 🥰🐶❤
2 weeks ago
Enu
9 Months
3 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Just adopted! Have had him for a week and keep me on my toes!
1 month ago
LilLily
5 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
walking/running at the park
I talk to her as a person and she totally understands 👌
1 month, 1 week ago
Einstine
5 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He is very loving to the other little dogs my boyfriend has. But he's clearly my boy. Does bark at some friends that come overbut,mostly at the men
1 month, 1 week ago
Snoopy
4 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Car rides
Cuddling
Daily walking
I adopted Snoopy when he was 3 years old. He is the best friend I could ask for. He follows me everywhere. He's my little soulpup <3
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Bentley
19 Months
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Running
I love him he is the best dog ever
2 months, 1 week ago
Milo
8 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Recently adopted Milo from a family that did not have adequate time to give him, and he has been a joy to get to know. He’s grasping basic commands easily and beginning to understand more complex commands more with each day. He’s a fantastic companion, very loyal. Unfortunately, he wasn’t socialized very well so we have been working with him to like strangers and other dogs outside of his space more, but it is going very well. He’s a cuddly little thing that really just loves his car rides and hikes.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Fussy butt
7 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He’s the best dog ever I know one day he will come to an end and ima miss him so much I don’t think I could let him go
3 months ago
Testa Dura
3 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I became her 3rd owner when she was 4 months old. Was very scared and had issues with children. Took a year to get her calm enough to socialize. Still has issues with children. Not social with other dogs unless she's in her own environment. But what a love. She loves to go on car rides. Couldn't ask for a better companion.
3 months ago
Riley
23 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
We have had her for only a short time but have found that she is extremely smart, extremely affectionate & very nosey. Lol.
3 months, 1 week ago
Mitzi
10 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Love her!! Has been easy to train so far.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Paris
2 Years
4 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Sleeping
Playing
Cuddling
She’s such a cute dog! I love her little face when she wants something. She’s very beautiful and obedient. She’s very smart and if she loves to get under the blanket when she sleeps. She’s scared of thunder and loves to be cuddled. She watches tv with us and loves salad. She is one strange dog we’ve had but we love her so much! She was separated from her mom at an early age and while she was at the place we got her the people at the vet where we got her said she would cry a lot. She was kept in a cage for about 2 months until we got her. The first time she saw me she was ecstatic and we just had to get her the same day. Best pet ever you’d say. When someone’s sad she comes to you and tries to cheer you up. She can also detect when something doesn’t seem right. She can also pull the puppy eyes and it brings her attention which is what she likes a lot. But due to her being kept in a cage and separated from her mom, she suffers separation anxiety. She cries if we leave her a lone in the house when we leave and end up having to bring her. When someone’s driving she usually sits on their lap and scratch the window so he/she can bring it down so she can get wind. She’s very smart at detecting if we’re on the highway or road. She’s just smart and very lovable. I recommend a dog like her! You’ll fall in love.
4 months ago
Spike
4 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Watching tv
Walking
Road trip
He is loving and sweet.When he sees the mailman and other animals he barks.He gets along with our cat very well because they have been together since we got Spike.We are working on stopping him from peeing every where when he could just do that outside. Other than that, He is energetic and likes to sleep on my lap.
4 months, 1 week ago
Sophie
4 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She’s very affectionate, and loving.
5 months ago
Berkeley
6 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Laying in the sun
Nap
Walk
Tug-of-war
Look out the window
He absolutely adores people but doesn't do well with other dogs. He can sometimes be aggressive towards small children if they run up behind him. He loves to snuggle but does get playful in short bursts. However, as the breed description mentions, he only wants to play on his own terms and has zero interest in his toys if he's not in the mood to play. He is also super curious and loves to sniff and explore new items or areas. He loves to sunbathe, and also as the description mentioned, does much better in warm weather than in cold.
5 months ago
Penny
5 Years
8 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She's very sweet. Took to me instantly. Very protective
5 months ago
Willow
1 Year
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking the block
Very lovable acts like a big baby sometimes and she loves to play with the other doga
5 months, 1 week ago
Luna
6 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She’s so sweet very playful she loves our toddler
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Clansy
13 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
whatever my day brings
She is the best thing that has happened to me. I recommend this breed with my heart. My little girl is super sweet with everyone, loves to cuddle, and has a persistently happy/charming personality. My parents brought her home when i was about 5 years old. She started following me everywhere the second she saw me. I use to dress her with built a bear clothe and play with her like a doll all the time. She never showed any sign of annoyance or aggression. Her cleverness never fails to impress me, and I think everyone should own a Rat-Cha at least once in their life.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Jax
4 Months
7 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Tug-of-war
Fetch
My dog is only a puppy, but he is quite friendly with strangers, and enjoys new areas. He tends to become aggressive while playing, but we are working with him to prevent biting. He is a happy dog, but it is easy to quiet him down. Overall, he’s a sweet dog with a high-energy personality.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Spencer
13 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He is the exact dog you describe, wary toward strangers, cautious around children, the smartest dog in my small pack. His nose is better than my hound’s. He is stubborn and, at 13, still wants to do it his way, not mine. He can tell time and is the pack spokesdog. He has had petite mal seizures for 10 years and chronic bronchitis for about four years. He still has a few teeth left. He is a cat chaser and dog reactive.
6 months, 2 weeks ago
Guido
10 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing fetch with toys and snuggling
He is a stubborn little guy but so loveable! We crate trained him for sleeping arrangements and he loves to crawl in his own space when he needs a time out. He is very fast and hard to catch if he doesn't want to be caught, he also fits into very small spaces easily. He has picked me as his person and follows me everywhere I go in the house. Excellent companion service dog.. great laughs and loves.
6 months, 4 weeks ago
Ace
8 Years
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Ace is super affectionate towards my husband and myself. He has a select few others who he loves on when he’s around them. He’s kind of snobby. My brother lives with us too. When I’m at home, he barks at my brother but doesn’t if I’m not home. We also have a pit bull but Ace would be perfectly content being an only dog. He loves playing with small toys or tennis balls. He also loves laying in my or my husband’s lap. Ace is demanding when he wants something and licks my face until I get up. I learned to keep a small bowl of water accessible to him at night. Since he sleeps with us, he will wake us for water at 2:00 am.
7 months, 1 week ago
Jackie
7 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Rescue and she has been in our home for 4 days. she was rescued from shelter by a rescue. Was tormitted at first home before shelter. When she arrived in her crate she was scared, aggressive and shaking. Left her in her crate until she relaxed a Lil and opened the crate, allowed her to come out on her time and in a few hours she was sitting behind me on the couch. Slowly offered treats and petted her and now she wants me to hold her all the time😊 she is warming up to our 80 boxer. So much stress relief having her, she's using papers and going outside. A few accidents but she's young and in a new home so she'll get it.
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Bitsy
13 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She is lovable,. Even though it is winter here we go for walks on a leash. She loves to play tugawar with me and her leash
7 months, 3 weeks ago
Gizmo
3 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Running
Tug-of-war
Cuddling
Fetch
Me and my fiance got Gizmo at a flea market when we were 19, and we were not prepared for our little monster. He spent all of his time biting our fingers and, due to our inexperience in training, was poorly socialized and ended up being very hostile to new people and animals. As gizmo grew up so did we and we got better at taking care of him. Even at almost 3 years old he is taking fairly well to being trained and socialized. He adores the people he is close to, even including our cat (whom which he initially despised with a passion). With a baby on the way I look forward to my child growing up with my little man and considering him as good a friend as I do.
7 months, 4 weeks ago
Charlie
5 Years
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Best dog I could ever ask for, trained him everything he knows in less than 4 hours. Very obedient, listens closely to my commands and walks without a leash. He loves to run and bundle up in heavy and soft blankets.
8 months ago
Scarlett
8 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
cuddle
Chase
Tug-of-war
Catch treats
Play
Walk
I have had Scarlett since she was 10 months, and she has enriched my life every day ever since. She is smart, affectionate, loyal, and playful. She is also a great watchdog. Always very alert, and doesn't hold back on barking at unfamiliar or mysterious sights and sounds. She is also very snuggly, always happy to receive hugs and cuddles, and equally eager to give them. She is almost always happy, frequently wagging her tail. She loves everyone and is quick to befriend new people she meets, especially kids. She also is gentle and friendly towards other animals, be it other dogs, cats, or even small animals. When I used to have pet mice, she would act like a big sister to them. She will sometimes give light "play bites" to people when she's feeling feisty, but has never once bitten anyone out of genuine aggression. She can wag her tail on command, and responds well to other tricks and commands most of the time as well. She is also very intuitive, and seems to display keen understanding of things going on around her. She is always able to sense when I am sad or sick, and will stick by my side and be even more affectionate than usual during these times. All in all, she's just a precious little darling angel who is simply the whole package. I love her with all my heart and wouldn't trade her for the universe.
8 months, 2 weeks ago
Bella Jade
8 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Our Bella has her off moments but overall she is a joy to have. She is fiercely loyal to her “dad” and I and loves us fiercely. However, she’s not a fan of people and hates children. She’s very snuggly and loves to sit on our laps. She has favorite toys- mainly small toys with fur that she enjoys plucking and licking. We love our Bella Jade immensely and wouldn’t know what to do without her.
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Shorty
14 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Laying in the sun
Hike
Playing with friends
Fetch
Nap
Play
gardening
Camping
Look out the window
Run
Walk
Go to Park
Our princess has been in the family for so long. I think she was only a year old when she was adopted and she used to have anxiety. Now, she's become a vital part of the family. She prefers some family members than others (like the aunts who give her snacks). She loves sunbathing, and when we had a larger backyard, she would explore and do it all day. Her favorite toy used to be bouncy balls. She absolutely HATES water and swimming, so it's a struggle to give her a bath. She likes to bury her food, and chase squirrels and chase birds. She is unfriendly towards strangers, particularly tall males. These days, she's not as active as she used to be. She doesn't run anymore nor does she play with bouncy balls. Although, when she's with her best friend, she likes to be chased around. When it comes to food, she rejects traditional dog food. As a puppy, she liked Milk Bones, but then she became spoiled by my grandma and now she only eats flavored Vietnamese food. She likes pizza, rice, and braised pork. It has to be seasoned and have a bit of fat; she rejects plain boiled meat. At the end of the day, she cocoons herself into her bed and blanket and snores.
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Oreo
14 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Got ours as a rescue dog and has fitted in so perfectly with our other dog and grandkids.
8 months, 4 weeks ago
Manchito
10 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He was a real sweet and loving dog. He was not fond of my brother when he was born since my brother liked to pull his tail but as my brother grew older, my dog got real affectionate with him. When he was out in the yard you could find him in 4 spots, in the middle of the yard laying down in the sunlight, laying on a bench we had outside, in the shed by his water and food bowl, or right in front of the door to the backyard watching out for any strangers in the alley. He was very protective of us all and did not like when we would go near other dogs. He liked being the only dog and wanted all of our attention. He liked to pick fights with dogs that were twice his size but he was loving towards other people. He was also a major shedder.
9 months ago
Layla
4 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Pack walk
She barks a lot. Very nervoud
9 months, 2 weeks ago
Max
11 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling
Has had roundworms is doing better very playful
10 months ago
Charlie
4 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Nap
Hide & Seek
Walk
Tug-of-war
Charlie is young but he's already temperamental. He doesn't like to share toys but loves snuggles. He loves attention and refuses to allow other dogs to get any attention. He is a very playful puppy though and can go hours playing with our kitten.
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Sweetie
3 Years
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Lap Potato
Energetic
Best friend
playful
Bed Hog
Snuggler
Loyal Companion
Unconditional Love
One HOT (100*F+) summer day I was waiting to turn onto a busy interstate when in my side mirror I barely caught a glimpse of something darting from the nearby woods and under my vehicle. I put my vehicle in park and in an attempt to verify what I had just saw, I opened my car door. Before I could unbuckle my seat belt to get out of the car a small (unidentified) creature lunged from the baking pavememt below and onto my lap. To my utter and complete shock, it was a thin trembling and tagless female Rat-Chi. Looking at this dog who was very quick to make herself comfortable in the crease between my thighs, I imagined the family searching for this adorable thing. Pulling off I began searching for anyone who could be lookong for her. I approached locals. After about an hour, I reached the nearest gas station. I asked locals if anyone recognized her or might know who she belonged to. With no success, the clerk agreed to take my information and post a bulliten with a picture of her after some food and water 'Sweetie' and I hit the road towards home. Years have since passed with not a single call for her. And if I may be honest, Im kind of glad - because this sweet little thing that literally lept into my lap one day and everyday since has been a true blessing.
10 months, 3 weeks ago
Roscoe
1 Year
1 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking,
Walking
Very Energetic, and loves to play...but most of all loves to sit by me..
11 months, 1 week ago
Chico
2 Years
6 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Laying in the sun
Eating Snacks
Twirling
Painting nails
Nap
Yoga
Kisses
.....................
1 year ago
Chase
13 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hide & Seek
Nap
Run
Chase
Road trip
Very loyal and lovable. NEVER take them off their lead, they will chase anything since they are so curious. Not very well with young children. Temperamental but warms up quickly if introduced correctly to other pets and humans.
1 year ago
Willow
3 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
snuggling
Walk
training
Cuddling
I have 2 kids and 2 other dogs besides Willow. She fit right in! She is the sweetest and most submissive dog I’ve had. She acts as a mother to our poodle mix puppy who we got after her. She still goes in the cage with him at night even though I give her the option to stay out & sleep with us. She holds her own against my 8 yr old Jack Russell (he’s a jerk) and has been a great pack dog even though what I’ve read says they’re not. She HATES the cold, snow, rain etc. and will poo in the house in winter months. She loves to sunbathe on the deck. She HATES being left alone for long amounts of time or being separated from me. If I shut her out of my room she is not happy with me! Very smart girl.
1 year, 1 month ago
Charlie
15 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He is smart and energetic. He loves to run
1 year, 2 months ago
Lisa Marie
2 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Snuggle
Shake
Brushing
Play
Speak
Playdate
So far great time with her. She hasbeene a blessing. Love her so much
1 year, 2 months ago
Bruno
2 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Park
Running
Cuddling
Bruno is a lovable little creature. After being found on the streets, we took him into our household. At the start, he was a bit hesitant and scared. But, once he figured out we were his permanent family, he quickly became comfortable. Maybe even a bit too comfortable with his little accidents around the house. He enjoys going out for walks except when it is cold outside. He gets anxious when we leave him by himself for a few hours. But, when we return he is full of joy and pure content. He loves cuddling with us at night and makes himself a nice bed under the blankets. Overall, Bruno is an incredible and adorable Rat-Cha that will forever be our companion.
1 year, 3 months ago
Cookie
14 Months
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Nap
Play
Walk
Cookie is a very excitable puppy, she loves to play but can become very sleepy in seconds!
1 year, 3 months ago
ANGEL
6 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Angel enjoys 6 mile walks everyday
MY Rat cha Angel is the perfect dog,she enjoys 6 mile walks everyday and I can barely sway her inside after,she is also happy laying on the couch all day,she is very easygoing and friendly,she is overprotective but she stops defending after a minute. She is my girl and an amazing companion
1 year, 3 months ago
Tut
2 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling
toys
Play keep away
Road trip
Run
Walk
Tut is such a wonderful dog with one of the most unique and fun personalities I’ve ever seen be it dog or person. He loves cuddling and will follow me around the apartment whenever I get up. He is always full of energy and will typically grab his favorite toy (he only likes one toy) and will run around in circles for about ten minutes and then lay down on my lap. He is so loving and gentle, he treats his toys with care, he doesn’t rip them apart which seemed strange at first because of the rat terrier in him, but it is so adorable to watch.
1 year, 4 months ago
Soi
3 Years
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Soi is White, Black and Fawn Ratcha. I adopted her 2 years ago from a local animal shelter. She took to our family very quickly. She is very attached to me and follows me everywhere, I don’t even need a leash when I walk her. She just makes sure she can see me. She doesn’t like large dogs much but she is very friendly to cats and small dogs. She sleeps with me every night and she eats very well. She is my best friend I don’t know what my life would be like without her.
1 year, 4 months ago
Barbie
2 Years
7 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
tug-a-war
Fetch
Barbie is a very lovely dog and enjoys playing a variety of games. She can be a brat at times, for example she acts rebellious when she is loose outside and doesn't listen when called.She often barks at people and hates bigger dogs but is friendly towards small dogs. I like to joke that she should've been named Raquel instead of Barbie. Though she has her chihuahua side of her that makes her act as if she cant be devoured by larger dogs, deep down she is just a fragile Barbie doll. She is a picky eater though that is probably my fault because i spoil her with treats. She's actually the cutest thing, especially when she wants attention; she tugs at your hand and puts her head under it. Overall, Barbie is a good girl and props to her for sticking around with an annoying owner like me.
1 year, 4 months ago
Lady Peoples
12 Weeks
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She very Intelligent Hi Energy Learn very fast
1 year, 4 months ago
Khal Drogo
13 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Laying in the sun
Car rides
Fetch
Play
Cuddles
Tug-of-war
Groom
Walk
Bike ride
I got Drogo about a week ago from the Humane Society. He adjusted quickly to his new home. He is more attached to me, but he also cuddles with my boyfriend and follows him around. He has a lot of energy and chews through toys easily. He's 22 lbs according to the vet, and stands maybe 18 inches tall. He likes to jump on people and has no problem adjusting to new people. Other dogs are questionable. He is definitely protective of me. He has a fawn coat with paler spots at his shoulder blades and bend of his tail. He's super affectionate and the best thing I've ever done. I wouldn't trade him for the world.
1 year, 5 months ago
Louie Vuitton
24 Months
1 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
taking walks
I got him from a rescue center, we bonded right away, never leaves my side.
1 year, 5 months ago
Raichi
13 Months
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Laying in the sun
Brushing
Off-leash
Learn a new trick
Hide & Seek
Dog-friendly events
Tracking
Nose work
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Agility training
Nap
Play
Play keep away
Catch treats
Groom
Look out the window
Chase
Run
Walk
Playdate
My fawn and white Rat-Cha is loving to all the members, including my 21 month old son, and patient. He is super intelligent and easy to learn tricks with. He is alert and protective of us as well. I love his confidence and cautiousness when he meets new people and dogs. He is also very fun to nap and cuddle with. Yet, he respects personal space and likes time to himself as well. He doesn’t shed much and what he does shed is easy and quick to pick off. Also, he doesn’t have that pungent dog dander odor. He is perfect for our current lifestyle and our apartment. A very go-with-the-flow kind of attitude if your provide enough stimulation, which isn’t very much. He is easy and fun to play with. I love him very very much!
1 year, 5 months ago
Bob
Two Years
1 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Very smart, affectionate, watch dog, small dog with a big dog personality
1 year, 6 months ago
Pepper
5 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
naps
Laying in the sun
Lazer light
Eating Snacks
Cuddles
Tug-of-war
Walk
sit
Playdate
We absolutely love her. She's by far one of the best dogs I've ever had. I didn't really used to be a dog person until I fell in love with her as a pup.
1 year, 6 months ago
Darlene
8 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Nap
Play
best puppy ever, i love her so much
1 year, 6 months ago
Prancer
7 Years
7 People
House & Yard
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I couldn't of asked for a better dog, he was the most handsome, sweetest boy I could of asked for, he was 8 wks old when we rescued him. He was quiet and loved belly rubs. He would cuddle up to any family member and others and sit close or in your lap.. I loved him beyond words...
1 year, 9 months ago
Cy
3 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
cuddle
Fetch
He is a great dog that is very independent. He was a rescue and had trust issues. He quickly bonded to me, and when I take him home to my mother. He spends most of his time sitting on my lap, but then will sporadically play for 5 minutes. He is still pretty sketchy when he is around young/loud children. He is scared of new people, but rarely barks.
1 year, 10 months ago
Jessica
2 Years
5 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Groom
Sleeping
Cuddling
Fetch
Jess is a sweet baby who we found in the streets a few months ago. He was very friendly when we found him, but now that he has gotten comfortable with us, he is a little more protective and aggressive to people who come into our home. Most of the time he just wants to sleep in a comfy spot, but he also loves to play and go on walks. We make sure he gets 4 walks a day and lots of play time. I also give him calming supplements and hip+joint supplements since his breed is prone to these sorts of problems. We have only had him a few months, but his vet says he is healthy and we are absolutely in love with him!!!
1 year, 12 months ago
Bitsey
3 Months
8 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
Cuddling
Belly rubs
So far he's been ok on House breaking he loves playing with the grandkids he loves our cats. He does nip and bite. He doesn't like baths at all. He does love running thru the mobile home and loves sleeping on the bed
2 years, 1 month ago
GMan
4 Years
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks, car rides, Beach trips.
Walk
Walking
GMan is possessive and very protective of me to the point of aggression. He growls at men especially who try to get near me and he doesn’t like other dogs or animals at all!!! He only likes to be with me and my male companion and a few of his roommates who feed him hot dogs. GMan has a sensitive digestive system and can’t eat anything in the way of human food or he gags, chokes, and vomits. He loves to eat however, and gobbles his own food three or four times a day. I feed him small portions of fresh pet or some soft refrigerated chicken meat which has spinach and fruit as well. GMan loves sleeping under his yellow green blanket and likes to frolic in piles of leaves and on fresh green grass. He is a loving dog and good companion animal for me and my male friend, but even gets bitey and growls at us occasionally. He was brought up from Mexico on a truck in a cage in his own vomit and feces and came to me with kennel cough which turned to pneumonia and had to be hand fed and on antibiotics and was a victim of the Oregon Humane Society and the evil drug culture in Mexico and criminals who steal dogs and transport them from a scandalous crime ridden system in a Mexico and in the US all over which takes stolen dogs and sells them as “Rescues” to unsuspecting and vulnerable America elders and poor people who think they are helping rescue dogs and saving themselves some money. Also, there is a huge problem in overbreeding these RAT CHA dogs and making too many of them for greedy people trying to profit financially for their own benefit. UGLY UGLY UGLY The RAT CHA is a dog that should not be overbred. They are aggressive and not good with children and nip and bite people. I am terrified personally!!
2 years, 1 month ago
Rosita
11 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Rosita was diagnosed with seizure disorder 5.5 years ago. Cause was ruled out as liver disease. She is maintained on potassium bromide. I would like to share this experience as to frequency of this disorder in her breed..rk
2 years, 4 months ago
Emma
9 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sleeping
Cuddling
Fetch
Chase
She is one of the dorkiest dogs I have ever met. She is very particular about which people she likes. She is very protective of her family and will act like a guard dog. She is very curious and loves food. When she was a puppy she was very easy to train and is very good about being potty trained. Loves to sleep at times and then will get bursts of energy. Definitely a loyal dog to those she loves. Has suffered from some seizures in the past with unknown causes does not have them frequently though. Also sneezes a lot which actually gives her character. For her age she jumps around and still has a lot of energy.
2 years, 5 months ago
Abigail "Abi"
1 Year
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
snuggling
Playing fetch
She is the sweetest dog on the planet and loves to play! She's easy to train and is incredibly smart.
2 years, 6 months ago
Spooky
5 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Cuddling
Fetch
His favorite thing is to lay and sleep under blankets. Loves to cuddle anybody. He is very intelligent and easy to train. Very, very protective of everybody in the family! Actually barks and "attacks" if there is play hitting going on or wrestling. Biggest issue is separation anxiety; If family is leaving and he knows he will be all alone, he will whine and bark. However, this makes him very excited and happy when somebody comes in. Does amazing with new people. Doesn't get along with other dog, and acts okay with cats. No dental issues or health issues (yet), and very low maintenance. Does play from time to time and have funny bursts of energy. Not too bad in the bath and just fine on walks. Probably the best dog we have had!!
2 years, 7 months ago
Shithead
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Slapboxing
Playing fetch
Chase
He's a great friendly dog who gets along with every dog he comes into contact with. His high energy can be annoying at times, but it's just part of his personality. If you let him play hard and run around till he tires himself out, then he'll be a good lapdog like this site says.
2 years, 8 months ago
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