Deborah has been a dog breeder, trainer & has been showing for over 30 years. She has owned several different breeds over the years large & small. Her first Toy Rat Terrier was purchased in 2007 and she quickly fell in love with the breed.
From the beginning this little terrier did not perceive herself to be any smaller than the largest Bloodhound that was part of the family. She had a keen alert brain and quickly learned everything she was taught. Deborah chose to promote this breed in the toy size because she was like no other small dog Deborah had ever encountered.
Sensitive, confident, affectionate, easily adaptable for city/country living; hunters, athletic, loyal, extremely intelligent for easy training & minimal grooming needs – all the traits that CaliRats Terriers strive for in their current breeding program. Their goal was to produce a hardy dog endowed with the same traits of a larger Rat Terrier.