The Wire Foxy Rat Terrier has a strong prey drive, like his parent breeds. He likes to hunt, so great care should be taken around tiny pets. Owners should always keep their dog on a leash because this little pistol of a dog will take off in a heartbeat to chase a squirrel or some other small rodent. He is a smart little guy and a delight around children. This active scamp loves to go for walks and play. He also likes downtime and will curl up on his owner’s lap for some much-needed snuggle time. He can be a bit barky if he hears a noise or sees a stranger. His high intelligence makes him easy to train in general obedience and easier than most small dogs to housebreak.