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Rat Terrier Types
There are two different Rat Terrier body types. Different organizations refer to them in different ways.
The first and most common is the type "A", which has a square shaped body when viewed from the side.
The distance from the top of the shoulders to the ground, and from the tail to the shoulders should be about the same.
This body type is considered by UKCI a classic "type A" Rat Terrier, and a "Rat Terrier" by UKC.
The second type is the type "B", and is not as common as the type "A". This type appears longer in body than tall when viewed from the side, with the perfect height to legth ratio being 7to10.
This body type is considered a type "B" Rat Terrier by UKCI, and a "Teddy Roosevelt Rat Terrier" by UKC.
"McCarty's Money Penny"
"McCarty's Sweet Violet"
The classic type "B" or "Teddy Roosevelt"
The classic type "A"
Rat Terrier Sizes
Rat Terriers come in three basic sizes with few exceptions.
"Standard" between 18 and 25lbs.
"Miniture" between 10 and 18lbs.
"Toy" 10lbs. and under.
Some Rat Terrier associations have
"Giant" which is 25lbs and up, and
"Tiny Toys" or "Tiny Tots" which are 6lbs. and under.
Rat Terrier Sizes & Types
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