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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:13-18 Years

Ratese Build Information

The Ratese is a cross between the Rat Terrier and the Maltese. It is a small cross breed that will weigh between eight and 20 pounds when fully grown. The Ratese has a coat of short or medium-length fur that requires a moderate amount of grooming but will shed a negligible amount.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:15 - 25 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Rateses are cheerful, loyal dogs that are moderately easy to train, although there are other breeds that will be easier for the first-time dog owner to train. This breed is generally not good with kids, but they do well when they are raised with children from a very young age.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Moderate Friendly


Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Soft

Ratese Pet Insurance

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Moderately easy to train