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Rat-Cha Pictures

Chihuahua / Rat Terrier Mixed Breed Dogs

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A perk eared white with tan and black Rat-Cha is wearing a pink harness laying on a pillow and it is looking to the right.

"This is my Rat-Cha mix, Patches. She is about 6 years old, and is a rescue. She has the sweetest disposition, and is the constant loving companion of my 7-year-old autistic son. He may rarely speak to anyone else, but he quietly talks to her all the time. She loves to play and snuggle. She is a true joy to be around, and I would adopt another one any day."

Other Names
  • Chi-Rat
  • Chirat
  • Rat-Chi
  • RatChi
The back right side of a black, tan and white Rat-Cha that is standing on a sidewalk and it is looking to the right. It is wearing a red harness and its tail is up and curled over its back.

Squeakers the Ratchi at 4 years old—"This is my best buddy squeakers. People love him, but he must be with me. He demands attention and is quick to bark at any noise at all. He is not good with strangers unless I tell him be good, then he will warm up to whomever it is immediately and love them to no end!! He loves to run, and will come to my voice only. Very loving and full of personality"

The back right side of a black with white Rat-Cha that is standing in grass and it is looking to the left. Its ring tail is up.

Noodle the Rat-Cha (Chihuahua / Rat Terrier mix) at 1 year old

Close up front view - A shorthaired, black with white Rat-Cha is standing in grass and it is looking down and to the right. It has a Chihuahua shaped head. There are white birds flying across the blue sky in the background.

Noodle the Rat-Cha (Chihuahua / Rat Terrier mix) at 1 year old

The front right side of a shorthaired, black with white Rat-Cha that is standing in grass and it is looking to the right. There is a plastic bowl in front of it. The dog has perk ears that stand straight up.

Noodle the Rat-Cha (Chihuahua / Rat Terrier mix) at 1 year old

The left side of a shorthaired, black with white Rat-Cha dog laying in grass looking forward. Its mouth is open and its tongue is curled out.

Noodle the Rat-Cha (Chihuahua / Rat Terrier mix) at 1 year old

Front side view - A white with black and tan Rat-Cha is standing on brown grass and it is looking forward. Its body is all white and its head is black with a few spots of tan on its eyebrows, snout and undder its chin.

"We just got my dog Jack two weeks ago. He is a 4-year-old Rat Terrier / Chihuahua mix. We got him in New Hampshire at the Humane Society and they gave us this picture to keep. Jack has a really good personality. He loves to snuggle just as much as he likes to play. His favorite thing is his green tennis ball (which barely fits in his mouth!). He loves carrying his toys around everywhere he goes. He is the best dog we've ever had (and the first). Jack brings joy to everyone he meets."

Side view - A black and white with tan Rat-Cha puppy is laying across a pink carpeted step chewing on a stick.

Mijo the Rat-Chi at 3 months old (Rat Terrier / Chihuahua hybrid)—"He was a Valentine’s Day gift from my hubby. He is the sweetest little guy. His best friend is our orange tom cat kitten, but there's nothing better than curling up in mommy's lap and getting spoiled."

Close up front view head and upper body shot - A black with white Rat-Cha dog is sitting on a rug and it is looking forward.

"Doc, a Rat Terrier / Chihuahua mix was rescued when she was four years old. I've had her for several months now, and I could not imagine a more perfect dog. She is very sweet-tempered, loves to cuddle and follows me everywhere. She is very active and strong, nevertheless, and loves her daily walk, which is usually an hour-and-a-half stroll in the neighborhood. She is solidly built with a wide stance, a deep and broad chest; she is ten inches high at the shoulder and weighs fourteen pounds.

"Passers-by often comment on what an attractive dog Doc is. I live near three public schools, and children often call out, "I like your dog!"

"Doc walks nicely on a leash, but I have not taught her any commands. I taught her the "Sit" command in a few minutes, actually, but have not reinforced it very much. Doc is so well behaved and so intelligent that she just sits automatically when it seems appropriate. She has learned, however, to always let me go through a door first. I bought a small ball, hoping that she would enjoy chasing it in our fenced yard, but she has no interest in retrieving or in holding the ball in her mouth. I have not made it an issue. Doc does love water, however, and happily swims. She and Kitty often sleep in close proximity. They ignore each other. I would not call them "friends." On rare occasions, when I leave them alone in the house, I always kennel Doc.

"Doc is usually very quiet, but she will bark in response to the bark of a neighbor's dog or to any intrusion on our property. She is an excellent watchdog, but she is not yappy. If I am walking her on a leash and dogs bark at her from fenced yards, she just ignores them in rather regal fashion: walking with me is far more important than responding to another dog! If she sees a squirrel, however, her hunting instinct is aroused and she will sometimes—not always—tug at her leash for a moment. But then she settles down quickly to whatever pace I have chosen and ignores the squirrel, too.

"I made a week-long road trip, and Doc travelled very well in her kennel. I stopped at rest areas every two or three hours to give her exercise".

Close up front side view - A shorthaired, black with white and tan Rat-Cha is laying across a couch and it is looking forward. There is a remote on the arm of the couch behind it.

Chihuahua / Rat Terrier mix (Rat-Cha)—her owner says,"She passed away July 2005 at 13 years of age. Her average weight was 9-1/2 lbs., litter-boxed trained, very quiet, and a wonderful companion."

Two small breed dogs with large perk ears that stand up in the air laying down on a couch with blankets over them. The black dog is laying on top of the black and tan dog. Both dogs have wide round eyes and black noses.

"Sofie and Coco are 7-year-old sisters who are always together. They have opposite personalities. Coco is full of energy & only barks when she hears a noise at the door or other dogs barking. Sofie is more laid back & barks quietly as a back up to Coco. Sofie is a tripod born missing a front leg, but she plays & runs everyday with her sister keeping up & taking a break when she tires out. They love everyone & love to snuggle. They are trains to use potty pads during the snowy winter days. Best pets ever."