Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: Previous owner
Posted April 10, 2016
I got my little Spotty as a gift from my parents more than a decade ago. Going to a professional breeder, there were no questions regarding his health or any negative traits that ran in his family that could potentially impact him later in life. After twelve years, I'm happy to say that the only health problems he's experienced have been from eating a bit too much human food and getting an upset stomach.
He's been a good family dog. He gets along well with cats and dogs, and absolutely adores children. He surprisingly tolerates the younger children very well, even when they're pestering him and are potentially bothering him.
Rat terriers are extremely friendly and easy to keep. They enjoy receiving love from a variety of people. With a lack of large health problems, and their short, sweet stature, I'd definitely recommend them for families with young children!