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Brat

American Rat Terrier / Boston Terrier Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Jasmine and Tinkerbell the Brats laying down side by side on a tan carpet and looking at the camera holder

"These are my Brat babies: the black and white is Jasmine at 4 years old; the brindle and white is Tinkerbell at 3 years old. They are not from the same litter, but they are both Brat Terriers. Jasmine's temperament is more like a Boston Terrier. She likes to hunt outside in the backyard. We have a large pond and Tinker loves to chase the fish, birds, lizards, butterflies, etc. She fell into the pond a few times and swam. They both are very intelligent. Jasmine can open the pantry door and can bring her bowl when she is hungry. She can close doors, growl, bark, roll over, beg, kiss, hug, etc. Tinker can do pretty much the same. They both understand English very well. They can even spell, like - G.O. W.A.L.K. P.A.R.K. They know when people are coming to visit us. I think they understand the word "coming," and know our friends and our friends' dogs’ names."

Other Names
  • bRat
  • Brat Terrier
Description

The Brat is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Boston Terrier and the Rat Terrier. 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
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
Front view of a well muscled black and white dog with a black nose and black ears that hang down to the sides laying down on a tiger striped blanket on a tan tiled floor in a bedroom.

"Hank at 3 years old is a good boy he likes playing outside with others animals is very fun and friendly."

Close Up - Bailey the Brat wearing a black harness sitting outside looking up at the camera holder

Bailey the Brat Terrier at 5 months old—her mother was a full Rat Terrier and her dad was a pure Boston Terrier.

Close Up - Bambam the Brat wearing a red collar and laying on a human's bed and looking at the camera holder

Bambam the Boston Terrier / Rat Terrier mix breed dog (Brat) at about 1 year old

Close Up - Bambam the Brat sitting on a tiled floor in a kitchen

Bambam the Boston Terrier / Rat Terrier mix breed dog (Brat) at about 1 year old

Close Up - Bambam the Brat looking to the right with his head low

Bambam the Boston Terrier / Rat Terrier mix breed dog (Brat) at about 1 year old

Cheech Cheech the Brat laying on a human's bed with a computer on a desk and a book shelf in the background

"Cheech, a Brat at 1 year old—Cheech's mother is a Boston Terrier and his father is a Rat Terrier. Cheech has lots of energy. He likes to run and play and loves kids. Cheech is very well behaved most of the time."

A tan circle on the white wall along with brown spots where the wood is showing through from chewed up wallpaper

"But he doesn't like to be left alone. He likes to chew. This is a picture of my wall after him being alone.

Close Up - Cheech the Brat laying on the back of a recliner and looking at the camera holder

"He has a lot of personality and one ear that's floppy. We think that the ear accents his personality. Cheech likes to torment our Corgi."