Prague Ratter

The Prague Mouser is a dog native to the Czech Republic. It is a small and lively dog breed, known for its gentle and curious temperament. They are affectionate with their family and can be reserved towards strangers.

General details

The breed is small in size and compact in body, with an approximate weight of 3 kilograms and a height of 21 to 23 centimeters. Its life expectancy is 12 to 14 years. The Prague Mouser belongs to Group 9 of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), which includes companion dogs.

Breed history in brief

The Prague Mouser, also known as Pražský krysařík, is a small dog breed originating in the Czech Republic. Historically, it was used to hunt and kill rats due to its small size, fast movement and developed sense of smell. Its presence was common at the aristocratic feasts of Czech kings and it became a popular gift among European leaders and ordinary citizens. Although it experienced a decline, the Prague Ratter was successfully regenerated in 1980 and became a favorite and popular mascot in many countries around the world.

Breed characteristics

The Prague Mouser is a small dog with a compact, square body. It has rounded, medium-sized, dark-colored eyes, and its ears are triangular, naturally erect and inclined slightly to the sides. The tail, which is set at the level of the back, may be docked or undocked, and if undocked, should not extend beyond the hock. When the dog moves, the tail rises higher and may form a curve over the back in a semicircle. The breed has two types of coat: short, glossy and compact; and moderately long with bangs on the ears, legs and tail. Coat colors can be black, brown or blue with tan markings. There are also merle coat varieties. The Prague Mouse is noted for its friendly, curious and affectionate temperament. Although he may show a certain reserve towards strangers, he is extremely friendly and affectionate with his family. In addition, it possesses an innate nobility.

Common health problems

Information on the most common diseases in the Prague Mouse breed is very limited. Even so, it is likely that it is predisposed to suffer from some of the most common disorders in dogs such as cataracts, distichiasis, patellar luxation and allergic dermatitis.

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