Toy Rat Doxie

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Toy Rat Doxie History

The Rat Terrier is a very old British terrier that was originally used for ratting. The Rat Terrier was recognized by the AKC in 1887. In 1890, the Kennel Club decided to delete the Long Haired and Smooth Coated varieties from the standard. The Long Haired variety was recreated in 1903. The Rat Terrier is an intelligent, alert, and fearless little devil with a keen desire to please. The Rat Terrier is chunky and compact, and is known for its dense, silky, and flat coat. The “Rat” portion of its name refers to the terrier’s ability to track and hunt rodents, especially rats.

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Toy Rat Doxie Physical Characteristics

The Toy Rat Doxie is a small, compact, sturdy, and muscular breed of dog that weighs between 18 and 22 pounds and measures between 9 and 11 inches. They have long, shaggy fur that is white with black or dark brown markings. They have small, erect ears and a pointed nose. Their tails are short and bushy. The Toy Rat Dachshund is a friendly and sociable breed that adapts well to living indoors or outdoors. They are playful and alert dogs that make good watchdogs.

Eye Colors

Blue, Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown, Isabella

Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Red, Cream, Isabella, White, Sable, Brindle, Pied

Height Range

Male Height Range: 8 – 18 inches

Female Height Range: 8 – 18 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 6 – 35 lbs

Female Weight Range: 6 – 35 lbs

Toy Rat Doxie Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Toy Rat Doxie Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Intervertebral Disc Disease, Hip And Elbow Dysplasia, Bloat, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Color Dilution Alopecia, Cushing’s Disease, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease

Toy Rat Doxie Temperament and Behaviour

The Toy Rat Doxy is a small, compact, and graceful toy terrier. They rank 28th in intelligence out of 123 breeds, and are easily trainable. They are playful and energetic, but due to their small size, are not recommended for homes with small children. They are sweet, peace-loving, and have great endurance. They get along well with other dogs and animals, and are great for apartment living.

Toy Rat Doxie Activity Requirements

Toy Rat Doxies are a breed of Dachshund. These small, intelligent dogs are easily trained and make great companions. They are well-suited to apartment living and do not require a great deal of space or exercise. Toy Rat Doxies can be content spending most of their time indoors. They do, however, require some daily activity. A long, leisurely walk or outdoor playtime is ideal for these energetic, playful pups. The Toy Rat Doxie is an excellent dog for people who work long hours or who have busy lifestyles. This pup does not require a great deal of exercise and can be content to play on their own while you are gone.

Miles Per Day

9 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Toy Rat Doxie is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Toy Rat Doxie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Toy Rat Doxie is part of the Unclassified group.

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