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Rat Terrier / Papillon Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A small white dog with longer fringe hair on his tail, ears and back of his legs with dark eyes and a brown nose standing outside on a sidewalk in front of red steps.

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.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
A little white with tan dog that has perk ears that fold over at the tips, a brown nose, dark almond shaped eyes and dark lips laying down a person's bed.

Duke the Rat-A-Pap at 3 years old (Rat Terrier mother / Papillon father)

A little white with tan dog all wet in a bathtub with a person squirting him with water using a shower head. The dog has a long thin skinny muzzle and a brown nose. His ears are pinned back.

Duke the Rat-A-Pap at 3 years old getting a bath in the bathtub

A small white dog with perk ears and longer fringe hair on his head, legs and back laying sideways on a person's bed with a woman in a purple shirt hugging him. The bed has a blue comforter on it.

Duke the Rat-A-Pap at 3 years old taking a nap with his owner.

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!"