Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

American Rat Pinscher

Rat Terrier / Miniature Pinscher Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A black and tan Rat Pinscher is standing on a pair of rugs in front of a cage and it is looking forward.

"Miniature Pinscher x Rat Terrier = Rat A Pin. Rocky (male) at approximately one year old is a very intelligent, faithful companion."

Other Names
  • Rat-A-Pin
  • Rat Pinscher
Description

The American Rat Pinscher is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Rat Terrier and the Miniature Pinscher. 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
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names:
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = American Rat Pinscher
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = American Rat Pinscher
  • Designer Breed Registry = American Rat Pinscher