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Prazsky Krysarik

Prague Ratter


The Prazsky Krysarik is said to be the smallest breed in the world. The chest is broad, but not at all deep and descends only partly to the elbows. It has a lean, delicate body, which is covered with thin skin. The neck is moderately long and narrow, supporting its delicate head. The muzzle is narrow and fox-like, with straight but crowded teeth. Its coat is short with very thin, glossy fur. Coat color is mostly black and tan. The Prazky Krysarik is 2 cm shorter in maximum height than the Miniature Pinscher is in minimum height.

Best known for its active and lively nature, the Prague Ratter is a spunky breed that is full of original character. These tiny dogs thrive on strong and dependable relationships with humans, love to receive affection and play the role of lap dog during down time. This breed is highly intelligent and generally responds well to basic training and commands. As a pet, the Prague Ratter is obedient, loyal, loving, and very affectionate. The Prague Ratter adapts well to full-time indoor and apartment living, yet still enjoys spending time outdoors, playing games such as fetch, and taking long and leisurely walks. They are also known to be a very quiet dog unlike many other small dogs who tend to be very "yappy". Like any small dog one should be wary of allowing them to develop Small Dog Syndrome as they can become aggressive if they are not well-socialized from an early age.

Size Small
Height 7-9 inches (19-22 cm)
Weight 2-6 pounds (1-3 kg)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Colors Blue Black & Tan Brown & Tan Red Yellow
Origin Czech Republic
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

The Prazsky Krysarik hates the cold and may shiver. It will tolerate and even appreciate a warm sweater on cooler days. These are good little dogs for apartment life.

Good With Children

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

Although it is tempting to carry these dainty creatures about, these are active little dogs that need a daily walk.


Moderately Easy Training: The Prazsky Krysarik is average when it comes to training. Results will come gradually.



Grooming Requirements

The smooth, shorthaired coat should be gently brushed occasionally or simply wiped over with a damp cloth. Check the ears regularly and keep the nails trimmed. This breed is an average shedder.




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