Hello,I just wanted to know if Rat Terrier puppies are good with kids,because I have 3 kids,Camille,Sasha,and Minnie.We are getting 1 Rat Terrier puppy.Its a girl,we named it Tigan,and my family wants to know if Rat Terriers are good with kids.
Thanks!If you could reply back I would highly appreciate it!
I always thought Rat Terriers were bigger than most toy dogs. It could just be that the ones I've seen were oversized. Do they have full AKC registration yet? I agree that you should have asked that question earlier.
Rat terriers come in different sizes, but even the standard (largest) is still fragile, moreso than say a Pug. The rat terrier has a finer boned leg that is easily broken from even jumping wrong off furniture ect. An accidental kick from a toddling 1yr old, a small chid tripping and falling onto the dog can also be serious or fatal.
Many factors should be considered before adding a new dog to a family with children.
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.
I raise Rat Terriers, and it does depend on the size whether or not they are suitable for young children. I have them that are 9 lbs and then up to 16lbs. The age of the puppy when you get it and teaching your children to be respectful of a puppy are critical. As a breed Rat terriers love people in general! My 3 year old son does well wioth my dogs but supervision is needed as with any puppy until it gets a little older, and your child learns how to handle them. I love my rats and they love my three children. Good luck. But always remember to ask questions before getting the puppy so you will know it is a good match for all involved. HAVE FUn and enjoy your new little one.
Hi, i just wanted to say it seems to me most of these people are not answering your question i can clearly see you are asking if the breed is good with kids. She is not asking if her kids are going to be good to the dog im sure she knows what her kids are like before getting the dog but even if not thats not what she asked she is clearly asking about the breed not about her childrens behavoir.I have never owned a rat terrier but i am a firm beliver that every dog in every breed is different it all depends on there personality not breed and how they are raised just like kids there all different just because on does something doesnt mean they other will. Welli hoped this helped a little and good luck with your new edition to your family!!
Rat Terrier is good for kids since it is an intelligent, alert and loving dog. It is also an affectionate dog that makes an excellent companion for those who will enjoy an energetic dog. It will be good for kids since Rat Terrier is easy to groom. An occasional combing and brushing to remove dead hair is all it needs.