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Why the NRTA
We are an
association working solely for the betterment of the Rat Terrier. It is based on
how the Rat Terrier has come into existence and how it has changed over
time. How our Rats have existed up until today, why they are loved and what they
are known for. The primary interest is directed towards informing fanciers and
breeders about the Rat Terrier. Think of us as a handbook.
centered our attention on instilling fairness by having established a Breed
Standard in 1995. We have meticulously tracked our pedigrees including their
health history from when the Rat Terrier was formed and how it now exists,
keeping variations and variety's always in mind. There are 3 sizes and two body
types. Class A for the square long leg type and Class B for the short legged
longer body style. The 3 sizes include Toy/Tot, Mini, & Standard. There is also
the Decker Strain of Rat Terrier. The Decker is typically larger ranging in size
from about 23 pounds to as large as 40+ pounds and was created specifically for
hunting and companion.
Association Concentrates on recording history in our Database to further good
lines and to offer photo or written pedigrees up to 5 generations with the
National Rat Terrier Registry NRTR. We feel that the registrations are necessary
to maintain high standards as an organization and it also keeps our original
philosophy of keeping the breed in its pure form.
To put forth
the truth and facts about the make-up of the Rat Terrier breed, taken from
documented history for accurate up to date information about the breed.
honest Rat Terrier breeding by preserving them in their purest form.
We are an
organization dedicated against any exploitation's or falsified pedigrees for any
breeder or show dogs benefit. We do not accept registrations from these type
National Rat Terrier Association was developed for these reasons and was
formed for the love of this extraordinary breed only. We are an association
built by ordinary people for ordinary people. A lot of ordinary people make an
An Association for your Rat and You !
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