Hybrid Breed

American Rat Terrier + Poodle


American Rat Terrier and Poodle Mix - A Hybrid Breed

If you're looking for a fun, energetic dog to keep you on your toes, you should check out the American Rat Terrier-Poodle mix. This breed is a cross between the American Rat Terrier and the Poodle, two breeds known for their intelligence and activity. The American Rat Terrier-Poodle mix is a good choice for families with children or for people who are looking for an active companion.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The American Rat Terrier-Poodle mix breed has a slender body and a medium-sized frame. They weigh between 2.7 and 4.5 kg and are 45 to 50 cm tall. Their coat is dense and curly, and they have a wide range of colors, from black and white to brown and red. They have long legs and tails, and their ears are floppy.

Alternate Name -
Origin USA / Germany
Life expectancy 12 - 18 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level average - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of American Rat Terrier and Poodle mix - Such is probably his nature.

The American Rat Terrier and Poodle mix is a small to medium sized mixed breed that is loyal and protective of its family. Its coat is curly and can be either black, brown or white. This mixed breed is intelligent and easy to train. It is also active and playful, which makes it an ideal companion for children. The American Rat Terrier-Poodle mix is an excellent watchdog that warns its family of strangers by barking. This mixed breed is also known to get along well with other animals.


  • affectionate
  • intelligent
  • concentrated
  • alive
  • inquisitive
  • active
  • educable
  • funny
  • faithfully


  • Hunting Dog
  • Family Dog
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What diseases can occur in American Rat Terrier and Poodle mix.

As with any mixed breed, the American Rat Terrier-Poodle mix can inherit any combination of traits from both parent breeds. This also applies to any health problems that occur in these breeds. Health problems that have been observed in American Rat Terrier Poodles include hip and elbow dysplasia, deafness, seizures, and eye problems.

Hip and elbow dysplasia are both inherited conditions that can cause joint pain and lameness. Deafness is also a common condition in dogs that can be partial or complete. Seizures can have a variety of causes, including genetics, brain tumors, or head trauma. Eye problems can include cataracts, glaucoma, and progressive retinal atrophy.

While these health problems can be severe, not all American Rat Terrier Poodles are affected. The best way to make sure your dog stays healthy is to take him to the vet regularly and make sure he gets plenty of exercise.

The American Rat Terrier-Poodle mix breed typically has a short, wiry coat that is brown or black in color. The coat may also have some white markings.

Fur length short - medium
Fur flat coated - curly
Ear shape Standing Ears - Floppy Ear
Tail stubby - lang
Anatomy slim, sporty
Size ♀ 33 - 60 cm
Weight ♀ 5 - 28 kg
Size ♂ 33 - 60 cm
Weight ♂ 5 - 28 kg
Suitable For Children, suitable for allergy sufferers, Beginner, Blind people, Seniors
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Epilepsy

    Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.

  • Cataract

    Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.

  • Patellar problems

    Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

    Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.

  • The average American Rat Terrier and Poodle mix reaches a height of 45 to 50 cm and weighs between 2.7 and 4.5 kg.

  • The typical life expectancy of an American Rat Terrier and Poodle mix is between 12 and 15 years.

  • Like all dogs, an American Rat Terrier and Poodle mix needs plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy. A long daily walk of about 60-120 minutes or exercise is sufficient to meet their needs.

  • Yes, American Rat Terrier and Poodle mixes make great family pets and get along well with children of all ages. They also get along well with other pets in the house.

  • Yes, American Rat Terrier and Poodle mixes shed and need to be brushed regularly to control the amount of hair in the home.

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