Prague Ratter

The Prazsky Krysarik is a small-sized breed of dog and is originated in the Czech Republic. This dog breed is rarely seen out of the origin country and it is said to be not recognized by the major Kennel clubs.

The Prazsky Krysarik – Facts, Information and Characteristics :

  • The other name for this dog is Prague Ratter.
  • The Prazsky Krysarik is said to be the smallest breed in the world by the breed standard.
  • The temperament of the Prague Ratter is said to be alert, intelligent, active and loyal dog.
  • This dog takes time to make cats as friends.
  • It needs time to be friends with other dogs.
  • The hypoallergenic factor is not known for this dog. But some say that Prazsky Krysarik is not hypoallergenic.
  • The price of the Prague Ratter is about $1000 to $1500.
  • This dog is easy to train and the dog obeys the owners command within a short span.
  • Due to the ease of training, this dog can be trained as well for obedience, agility and tracking.

Appearance :

The Prague Ratter is very small in size with a broad chest. it has a long neck (not very long but moderate in length) and a narrow muzzle. The dog is generally seen in black and tan color and its coat is said to have short and glossy hair. This dog can also be seen in other colors like yellow, pink, blue and tan, brown and tan, read and merle. The height of the Prague Ratter is said to vary from 7.8-9 inches (20-23 cm) while it weighs about 3.3-7.7 lb (1.5-3.5 kg).

Behavior :


The Prague Ratteris said to be friendly, active, alert and intelligent dog. In the olden days it was used to kill the rats and it has the good sense of smelling. This dog is very loyal towards its owners and listens to the commands of the owners obediently. It likes to play with the children and entertains the family members with its funny movements and attitude.

Health Issues :

The Prague Ratter is generally healthy but due to its little size it may be prone to bone injuries. So, owners should handle this dog with proper care and also make sure the children are not handling the dog harshly and roughly. This small dog may be prone to patellar luxation and in some dogs the baby teeth should be pulled out in case the baby teeth are retained.


Diet :

The Prazsky Krysarik dog should be fed with high-quality and healthy dry food. As the dog is small in size, the owner should not over feed the dog and it is recommended to maintain a proper food schedule for the dog and feed it as per the schedule. Try to use the clean drinking water and quality milk.

Habitat :

The Prague Ratter is a good apartment dog as it barks very little and will be very active inside the home. It is sensitive towards the cold temperature, so the owner should take required precautions in the cool atmosphere and try to provide a warm sweater or cloth for the dog. The small fenced yard will also suits for this dog as it likes to play all the time around people.

Lifestyle :

The Prague Ratter likes to go for daily walks along with their owner. A little exercise is suggestible for the dog to keep it healthy and fit. This dog doesn’t bark much like other small-sized dogs and stays calm most of the time. But, this is said to be a good watchdog and it likes to sit in the lap of the people. Kids love to play with this dog but elders supervision is recommended whenever the kids are around this dog, as they may handle the dog in a rough manner.

Lifecycle :

The Prague Ratter is said to have small litter size and it can give birth to an average of 1 to 4 puppies. It is recommended to have a proper care and attention towards this dog after delivering babies and consult the vet in case of any emergency or unusual symptoms by the dog or puppies.

Predators :

Due to its small size and little body the Prazsky Krysarik may possess the danger from big animals. But, under human protection, this dog is safe and secure. Whenever the dog is on for the daily walks, the owners should keep an eye on the dog and don’t let any other big animal to come near the dog.

Breeding :

In order to get the healthy puppies, a proper age and professional breeding is required for the Prague Ratter. After breeding, feed the dog with quality food and make it drink the milk daily.

Images, Pics, Photos and Pictures of Prague Ratter :

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Life Span :

On an average, the Prazsky Krysarik can live around 12 to 14 years. In some cases, few dogs can live more than the expected age provided that the dog is taken care properly.

Grooming :

The coat of this dog short and weekly brushing is recommended for the Prazsky Krysarik. Also, check the teeth, and make sure to clean the ears regularly.

Shedding :

The Prague ratter is not a heavy shedder and said to be an average shedder. So, regular grooming is enough for this small-size dog.

Suggestible names for the Prazsky Krysarik (Prague Ratter) :

  • For Males – Rat, Fort, Kill, Dolphie, Sweater
  • For Females – Axa, Loft, Villie, Wapy, Pen