Duke the Rat-A-Pap at 3 years old (Rat Terrier mother / Papillon father)—"Duke is attached to my wife and I like velcro (his nick name) most of the time. He is a homeboy and only enjoys walking (half-hour to 2 hour/day) if both of us accompany him. He is not friendly to anyone else except our adult son. He is only mildly tolerant of other dogs; he'll sniff the neighbors (all small and white/tan). He is universally loved for his looks everywhere he goes; people dont' notice us at all!"
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.
Duke the Rat-A-Pap at 3 years old (Rat Terrier mother / Papillon father)
Duke the Rat-A-Pap at 3 years old getting a bath in the bathtub
Duke the Rat-A-Pap at 3 years old taking a nap with his owner.
"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!"