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This breed has the facial features of the rat terrier and the coloring of the miniature pinscher. They tend to have big ears. They also have random white marks on their bodies. This seems to be the typical appearance, but different features are possible. Although the pups didn't survive long after birth and no distinguishable photos exist, one breeder reported that they were "a cooper or chrome color perhaps. It was beautiful whatever it was." The father of the pups was a red and white rat terrier and the mother a miniature pinscher, both purebred.

(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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The female is defiant and terroritorial. It fights the perceived alpha females for dominance, including the human females. Can form unbelievably strong bonds with multiple owners. It is extremely hyper and pushy. It has an amazingly strong spirit. It will think its the boss. The male is far more obedient, but is still quite hyper. Either sex needs a lot of love and attention. It will cry and howl when left alone. It is highly recommended that it has another dog to keep it company during owners abscenses, although the females can be highly aggressive towards other pets. Overall, excellent companion, lots of energy, aggressive females.

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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The breed is small, but lean with long legs and a long torso. However, it still has a very proportionate body.
10-15 inches
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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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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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Its recommend that they DO NOT get bathed frequently. Only wash them when it's absolutely necessary. Soap strips the natural oil from the fur that keep it clean and healthy.

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

A lot of space to run around in is a must. It also needs constant attention and affection.

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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