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(American Rat Terrier and Miniature Pinscher mix) The American Rat Pinscher, also known as Rat a Pin, is a small prey driven dog. Due to their small stature, they make great apartment dwellers. They are intelligent creatures with a tendency towards stubborness. Good training early on will reward your family with a great companion pet.

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Character


Since they are a smaller breed, they may become a lap dog. The coat is short fine coat. The colors can vary, but look for some black and tan with the possibility of white markings. Don\'t rule out reddish tones as well.

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Size


10-15 inches
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Weight


15-25 pounds
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General Health


Some concerns may include the following; Patellar Luxation, Demodectic Mange, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Legg-Calve-Perthes The occasional allergy is also symptomatic of this breed.

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History


The American Rat Pinscher is a designer breed. The parent breeds are the American Rat Terrier and the Miniature Pinscher. It is believed the American Rat Terrier originated in America in the early 19th century. They were used to hunt vermin. The Miniature Pinscher originated in Germany and was also used to hunt vermin.

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Maintenance


Brushing this little dog weekly with a soft brush will keep the coat soft and shiny. They seldom need a bath. Keep the teeth clean, and the nails trimmed.

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Ideal Environment


They are very active little dogs, so a home with a family that can spend quite a bit of time playing, walking etc is recommended. If contained in a fenced in area, you will want to keep a watchful eye as they are climbers and small prey driven.

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