Here is a snippet I found out in the net about living with two ratties. As I read it, I was chuckling to myself, as these thoughts have been expressed by anyone who owns rat terriers. In this snippet, the author can't figure out how to keep the dogs out of the kitchen. I simply gave that idea up.
Other rattie owners talk about how these lovely little sweeties can be so independent, intelligent, loyal, stubborn, did I say stubborn? Well, all of those traits are true to the breed, but the best trait of a rat terrier is the love you get in such a compact bundle.
These are not cuddlesome, fluffy puppies. These are more like caffeine crazed cats in a very small dog body!
They will cuddle--but when they want to. They will be held--but only when they want it. They will mind your commands--as long as you ask them to do what they want to do anyway.
Anyway, owning a rat terrier is unlike owning any other type of dog. I have had mutts, pure breds, and I have to say having a Rat Terrier is my favorite!