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Rat Terrier / Papillon Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Front side view - A tricolor white with black and tan Rat-A-Pap puppy is sitting on a couch and it is looking forward.

"Akira is my 6-month-old Rat Terrier x Papillion who weighs 10 lbs. She is very sweet with lots of energy and spunk. She loves people and could play all day. She gets along well with other animals and all she wants to do is please. But she is very smart and when she's bored she can get into trouble!"


The Rat-A-Pap is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Rat Terrier and the Papillon. 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.


ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®