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Warren Mountain Rat Terriers

Rat Terriers Located in Vermont. We travel throughout New England and are in driving distance of New York, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, RI, connecticut and Quebec. We occasionally ship to the right homes, but prefer you pick your puppy up in person or meet up with us somewhere.

Rat Terrier Puppies available

Contact Us to discuss our dogs and future goals.

None of the photos on this page may be used without expressed consent in writing or by e-mail. All photos not released by these permissions are in violation of Digital Media Copyright infringement.

WarrenMtn's Killer Queen Bee "Ginger" Treeing a Squirrel

The primary reason anyone becomes involved with dog breeding and showing is a fundamental love of dogs. We treasure the companionship, the never failing loyalty, the delight they exude. We love to have them on our beds. Their eagerness to face the new day, even when we wake them up at dreadful hours, provides us a wonderment that brings back the exuberance of childhood. - 7 Foundations of A Successful Dog Breeder

We breed to preserve the natural characteristics of the breed. By breeding to the UKC standard and for good health, temperament and hunting ability, we have seen our puppies move on to be great all-around farm dogs, hunting vermin and herding, as well as alerting owners to potential intruders. It is our pleasure to share our dogs with you & hope you will take time to see our photos and if you're interested in talking "Rat Terriers" we would love to hear from you.

Our dogs usually grow to be 10-15" in height. Mini-Small standard size according to the UKC registry.

Planned Litters
Our Female Rat Terriers
Our Male Rat Terriers
Puppies & Dogs Available Now
Contact US
Past Puppy Brag Book
More Past Puppy Pictures
Hunting Rat Terriers

See a couple of our very own dogs in:


***UKC Breed Standard for Rat Terriers*** ARTA -Parent Club for UKC *** RTCA -Parent Club for AKC *** OFA- Health Screening Database*** UKC - Working Dog Registry*** AKC - American Kennel Club*** COLOR GENETICS FOR RAT TERRIERS BY: SUE Campbell***

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1. ARTA  (June 12, 2019)
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Helpful Files and Links
2. Helpful Files and Links  (February 7, 2019)
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<center>Holistic Pet Nutrition
Holistic Pet Nutrition  (March 2, 2019)

We have been feeding Life's Abundance holistic dog food since 2018! Made in the USA (NY and OH) in Small batches & No Recalls! Here are some helpful links to make shopping for your pet food easier!

Our adult Rat Terrier & Doberman Dogs enjoy:Life's Abundance All Life Stages

Since our adult dogs enjoy and have been thriving with the L.A. products; our 2019 (and beyond) Rat Terrier Puppies will be started on Life's Abundance Small & Medium breed Puppy Food
Any Doberman puppies we have in the future will be fed Life's Abundance Large Breed Puppy Food. For the sake of consistency and for your puppy's optimal growth and development, we highly recommend that you continue feeding this formula until they are at least one year of age. At that time you can transition them to another brand of choice, or transition them to the same formula we are feeding our adults.
If you would like to start your puppy off with a whole-health and wellness system that includes supplements, treats and puppy-safe grooming products that won't dry out their skin, you may wish to try the Puppy Health Starter Pack

And finally, if you are looking for safe products for cleaning and deodorizing pet areas, please consider a non-toxic deodorizer like: Eco-Friendly Bio-Base Biodeodorizer
And Kid/pet safe cleaners likeBio-Base Floorwash

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Doberman Pinschers
4. Doberman Pinschers  (March 5, 2014)
After many years of planning and dreaming, we have welcomed our first Doberman into our family. This is a great breed that fits in wonderfully with our Rat Terriers.
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Life with Rat Terriers
5. Life with Rat Terriers  (May 23, 2012)
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6. Fun_With_Rat_Terriers  (January 20, 2012)
Yee haw
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Summer Fun
7. Summer Fun  (August 31, 2010)
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8. planned  (April 17, 2010)

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe" Anatole France

If interested in any of these upcoming litters, Please Contact Us For more details.

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puppy heads
9. puppy heads  (March 31, 2010)
I put this page together to compare different heads as babies and as adults. I finally compiled these images in ONE place to refer to when we have newborns to watch! :-)

Looking for a Puppy? See Planned Litters & Available Puppies
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Hunting Dogs
10. Hunting Dogs  (November 25, 2009)

In keeping with our breeding goals, I wanted to include some pictures of our dogs at work...on farms, around the house & out in the woods.

Rat Terriers (if bred true to instinct) have a tendency to chase & kill vermin and small game. Mice, Rats, Moles, Squirrels, Woodchucks, Rabbits and sometimes Coons are hunted with this breed.

I need to get more photos of our dogs hunting in the woods & hopefully some more squirrel hunting pictures/tailgates as we get more involved in the sport.

Will add more/better pictures as we go along...

Terrier Man Website: Stories, Tips and Tricks for working terriers.

Squirrel Dog Central Forums Hunting tips, tricks, networking etc... various squirrel & tree dog breeds of all sizes and shapes.

Decker Hunting Terrier Forum For those who love & appreciate the Decker line hunting Rat Terriers & the family who gave us this wonderful strain of dogs.


Buckhorn Decker Hunting TerriersCheck out this site for some great photos with terriers and their owners hunting!
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Puppy Pictures
11. Puppy Pictures  (November 2, 2009)
Puppies who were either born and raised here OR puppies sired by our male Rat Terriers. We are proud of all of them, and hope you will appreciate the numerous baby pictures and updates from the puppies' new families.
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Dogs At Show And At Play
12. Dogs At Show And At Play  (August 20, 2008)
Some photos of our dogs playing, showing, practicing and just being Rat Terriers! We also have additional photography albums for your pleasure in this folder

ARTA-AVRTC Show Westfield MA 7/2009
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13. Flowers  (May 9, 2008)
This album contains photos of my Grammy's Garden in Barre VT. I photographed these May 9, 2008.
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1 Peter 1
23For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
24For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25but the word of the Lord stands forever."

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Some of the special pups born here...
14. Some of the special pups born here...   (January 18, 2010)
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<center>Available Dogs & Puppies
Available Dogs & Puppies  (November 2009)

Contact us about our breeding plans and goals. Our dogs are bred to function as working farm dogs as well as performance dogs. They will have moderate to high energy level, with an 'off switch' if given proper daily exercise or work to do.

Puppies available Fall 2019! See our Upcoming Litters for pictures of parents & pedigree info.

If you would like to ensure a position on our list(s) please e-mail us for a puppy application. Breeder reserves the right to first pick of the litter.

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Pet Care Links  (November 11, 2009)
(Links page designed by Carmeta @ Warren Mountain Rat Terriers)
After searching for a pet health insurance that looked like a GOOD deal, we decided that Embrace would make a good choice. This program covers breed related health issues, catastrophic illness and injury and also has a wellness/dental care program. Prices for Rat Terrier dogs start at a low monthly rate of less than $15, and go up based on a custom coverage selected by you. Don't take my word for it, click on the link below to get a quote!

Pet Medication and Supplies

TSCpets.com - Buy Pet Meds and Pet Supplies at Low Prices.

Dog got gas? Bad breath? Itchy fur? Just wanna be pampered and enjoy a good bubble bath? Check out the spa products at Happy Tails, Spa Grooming and Health supplies. An L.A. based company with a host of wonderful products!

Great site for a variety of natural supplements & treatments for many conditions your pet may have. If you are into holistic pet health, check these guys out!

Prevention is the best medicine for your pet's health.

I saw a television infomercial for these new indoor doggy potties. I had to giggle, but then thought that this might be an interesting way to house break puppies! So we're going to give it a try. The price is fairly reasonable too!

Looking for a great gift? Want to capture your pet in a unique way? I love the Moses Art site, they do great work! Also check out All Pets considered, you can search products by breed name, and find some really cool gifts that way too!

Pets Supplies and Gifts for Pet Lovers

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17. pmhotrods  (April 17, 2006)
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18. Motorcycle ride  (August 17, 2008)
Finally a chance to go for a good ride! The rain has been awful this summer.

Just a few pics of my bike, hubby, nephew n' brother in law. We were an odd lot, Harley D , Honda shadow, Honda XL650 and my wee Yamaha xt 225

We rode up rte 302, to woodsville NH, down 10, then crossed back into Bradford VT, Fairlee, Chelsea, Randolph, and back home on 12A.

There was still one train car from the derailment earlier this week, I had to stop n' snap a pic.
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PLL  (November 2009, Update Nov 2012)
Primary Lens Luxation
****UPDATE***2012*** Since this page was made in November 2009, we have taken great care to test every dog we breed to, so that we would be able to avoid crossing carrier dogs and affected dogs in our program. As of now, the only dog we have left at our home, or who is co-owned, that is a PLL Carrier, is Radar, who will be retiring in the next year or so. All of our dogs are now PLL NORMAL either by DNA testing, or by having two clear parents!!

This page was created to put a face to an issue that has been ticking like a time bomb in the Rat Terrier breed for a while now...

Below are some links to explain what PLL is, and how it's treated. Ladybug's story and some links about how breeders can get away from this issue with the new DNA testing that is available. Prior to just a month ago (Oct. 2009) there was NO test, and no way of knowing other than anecdotal evidence whether the issue was in a line, or even how it was inherited. Now we know that A. It's a autosomal recessive, and B. that it is something we can breed away from IF we test and are careful not to cross carriers.

NEW DNA Test available October 2009...determines your dog's risk of a lens luxation issue...Keep reading this page for more helpful info

Canine Lens Luxation Basics

Order NEW-EASY DNA test for your dog

Breeding Better Dogs

Article discusses how to manage dogs who may carry hereditary health issues.

Part 1 - Managing the Carriers by Carmen Battaglia- Symbol Pedigrees

Part 2- Managing the Carriers-Inheritance & Breeding strategies

Practical Genetics for Bull Terrier Breeders and Owners

Jerold S Bell, DVM, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Health Seminar presented to the Bull Terrier Club of America, October 10, 2002

I strongly recommend pet insurance, if you only have one or two dogs this might help you in the long run, for less $ in some cases, than a bag of kibble, a policy premium for Rat Terriers is fairly inexpensive at the moment. The program below offers coverage for Specialists, ER visits, and Breed specific health issues that can sometimes cost thousands of dollars. No networks so no worries about needing a referral to get to the ER or specialist. This is the best plan I've found so far, if you have something better tell us about it by signing the guest book below. Thanks!

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VT History Expo
20. VT History Expo  (June 27, 2010)
Tunbridge VT
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