Are rat terriers hyper?

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Noise Level: Rat Terriers are generally not "yappers," despite the stereotype for their small size.

They are alert and excitable, however, so they do make good watch dogs.

Grooming: Yes, Rat Terriers do shed.

Fortunately, their hair is short and fairly thin but it DOES show up on your black pants.

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Cairn Terrier Temperament & Personality.

Cairn Terriers personality is happy and outgoing.

Just like with all terrier breeds, this dog can be tough, assertive, and observant.

A terrier without proper training may be inclined to bark, dig, or chase small animals, so early socialization is very important.

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Certain breeds of terrier are more likely to be wary of strangers; for these dogs, extensive socialization with a wide variety of people, including children, is necessary.

Terriers were bred to chase down and kill small animals, which can make them a hazard to other pets, particularly smaller rodents.

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The soft-coated wheaten terrier temperament is usually described as energetic and playful.

Wheaten terriers may jump up and lick their owners on their face.

They are considered less yappy than other terriers.

However, Wheaten terriers can easily be more hyper and active than your average canine.

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Fox Terriers should not be trusted alone with non-canine pets unless they have been trained to get along with them. Fox Terriers are highly energetic and need about 30 to 45 minutes of vigorous exercise each day.
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Jack Russell Terriers are hyper and crazy.

While this dog is definitely one who would need an active owner and lifestyle, Jack Russell Terriers are not hyper or crazy, as the myths suggest.

They simply need plenty of time and space to run around, play, and interact with you.

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Jack Russell Terriers are hyper and crazy.

While this dog is definitely one who would need an active owner and lifestyle, Jack Russell Terriers are not hyper or crazy, as the myths suggest.

If you are an owner who can give him time to play and run around, you'll see that he is actually a very calm dog.

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Jack Russells are pretty hyper by nature, but many are excessively hyper because their owners don't help them release their energy.

If your dog is excessively hyper it very likely needs more exercise.

This is about the only way your Jack Russell will get tired before you do.

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