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American Rat Pinscher

American Rat Pinscher

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years
Nicknames:American Rat Pinscher hybrid, Rat-A-Pin

American Rat Pinscher Build Information

Also known as the Rat-A-Pin, the American Rat Pinscher is the hybrid breed created from the crossing of the Rat Terrier and Miniature Pinscher. They come in a wide range of color variations including black, black and tan, blue, brindle, brown, red, tricolor, and white.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:15 - 25 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

American Rat PInschers need a good deal of exercise to stay healthy and are known for their high levels of energy, being highly intelligent, courageous, and loving dogs. Training is relatively easy and they can become great watchdogs. They have relatively low maintenance needs and can be expected to live around 15 years.

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


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Blue, Light Brown, Red, Tan Brindle, Tri-Color, White
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Fine

American Rat Pinscher Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

If you´re looking for a dutiful watchdog, you should definitely consider the American Rat Pinscher!

Training:Moderately easy to train
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes