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Ratese

Rat Terrier / Maltese Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

The soft coated back left side of a white with grey Ratese that is laying agains the back of a tan couch. There are two black, pink and green floral pillows in front of and behind it. It is looking forward and its tongue is sticking out.

Chance the American Rat Terrier x Maltese hybrid (Ratese) at 7 months old—"He has a Soft Maltese non-shedding coat and a great temperament. He weighs 12.5 pounds at 7 months."

Description

The Ratese is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the American Rat Terrier and the Maltese. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Close up head shot - A long coated fluffy looking white with black and tan Ratese is looking down and to the left. Its head looks like a mop.

Chance the American Rat Terrier x Maltese mix (Ratese) at 7 months old

Close up front view - A white with black and tan Ratese is sitting on a carpet. Its head is tilted to the right and it is looking forward.

Chance the American Rat Terrier x Maltese mix (Ratese) at 7 months old

Close up - A fuzzy white with black and tan Ratese is sitting on a pillow. It is looking to the left and its head is tilted slightly to the right.

Chance the American Rat Terrier x Maltese mix (Ratese) at 7 months old after his haircut

A tiny white with black and tan Ratese puppy is standing on a rug and it is pulling the rope arms of a monkey toy.

Chance the American Rat Terrier x Maltese mix (Ratese) as a 6-week-old puppy chewing on the monkey rope toy

Close up head shot - A white with black and tan Ratese puppy is looking forward. It has large round black eyes.

Chance the American Rat Terrier x Maltese mix (Ratese) as a 6-week-old puppy

Topdown view of a white with black and tan Ratese puppy that is sitting on a rug that has a leaf pattern and it is looking up. Its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling.

Chance the American Rat Terrier x Maltese mix (Ratese) as a 6-week-old puppy

A white with black and tan Ratese puppy is standing on an elevated platform and it is looking over the edge.

Chance the American Rat Terrier x Maltese mix (Ratese) as a 6-week-old puppy

A furry soft looking little white with black and tan Ratese puppy is sitting on an elevated platform that is looking up and to the right.

Chance the American Rat Terrier x Maltese mix (Ratese) as a 6-week-old puppy

The left side of a black and white scuffy looking Ratese dog that is standing on a stone porch. Its mouth is open and it is looking at bubbles being blown across its face.

Wally the Ratese (Rat Terrier / Maltese mix breed dog) at 8 months old—"He weighs 12 lbs. and isn't expected to get much bigger. He is often confused for a Jack Russell Terrier, however he is an American Rat Terrier / Maltese mix. He is high energy and playful. In fact, the first time I tossed a toy he instinctively retrieved it, and dropped it on my lap. He is mischievous and a bit of a digger, but his favorite playmate is my 62-lb., 21-month-old Catahoula / Lab mix. Even though she outweighs him by 50 pounds, he keeps right up with her. Even on our runs."

The back right side of a black and white Ratese that is standing on grass and it is looking up and to the left.

Wally the Ratese (Rat Terrier / Maltese mix breed) at 8 months old

A black and white Ratese dog is sitting on a couch and it is looking forward. Next to the dog is a sleeping toddler wrapped in a blanket.

Wally the Ratese (Rat Terrier / Maltese mix) at 8 months old on the sofa with his human friend

A black and white Ratese is laying on a bed next to a sleeping boy.

Wally the Ratese (Rat Terrier / Maltese mix breed) at 8 months old taking a nap with his other human friend

Close up - A wiry-looking  black and white Ratese is sitting on a couch and its head is tilted to the right.

"Wally is my 5-month-old Ratese. He is very intelligent, high energy, dog friendly, kid friendly and lovable. He was 3 pounds at 8 weeks old and 10 pounds 4 oz. at 5 months."

Close up - A black and white Ratese is laying down across a blue blanket on a couch. It is looking forward.

Wally, a 5-month-old Ratese (Rat Terrier / Maltese mix breed puppy)