Rat Terrier / Chihuahua Mix

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Is the Rat Terrier / Chihuahua Mix right for you?

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Other name(s): Rat-Cha

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The first generation Rat-Cha is usually a cross between a pure Rat Terrier and a pure Chihuahua, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. This small companion mix is all kinds of cute, but keep in mind the energy of the Rat Terrier and the sometimes barky nature of the Chihuahua. This dog needs kind but early training, and it firmly expects to be an important member of the family who refuses to be overlooked.

Appearance / health:
The appearance of this small toy mix can be surprisingly variable, depending on whether the Chihuahua or the Rat Terrier traits dominate.

Behavior / temperament:
All mixed breeds are individuals with unpredictable traits, but many owners describe their Rat-chas as great family dogs who love to cuddle or play throughout the day. They are social and enjoy being in the thick of things.


Great temperament, active dog, protective streak, sweetest dogs, great home alarm


strangers, nervousness, potty training, pee pads, high strung, trust issues


popular apartment dogs

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Rat Terrier / Chihuahua Mix

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