Can anyone tell me how to tell the difference between a chihuahua and a rat terrier. I have what I think is a chihuahua. She is tan in color, short hair, big eyes, kinda long legs, shw weighs about 10 lbs. and VERY hyper. I am not sure how old she is as I found her wandering. I am just curious how I can tell what she is. Thanks for any help you can provide. Charline
LMAO, Catlover! I have to agree with you on that one. Lots of people around here have both breeds and most are from BYBs. Except for color, they look pretty much alike. The Rat Terriers are usually black and white or tri colored and the Chis are usually tan or black and tan. They all seem to have pretty bad temperments too, but like I said none of them came from reputable breeders.
I also have a chihuahua/rat terrier mystery... She is sooo cute and had a great personality. It does not matter to me what she is I love her all the same. But if you have any input I would love to hear it. I havent had a puppy in over 25 years so its all fun and games until the training begins. She is 2.2 and 9 weeks old! Good luck with your chihuahua... I think I have a RAT named Oreo but she is awesome anyways!