The earliest known record of a rat-catching dog is that of "Hatch", whose remains were recovered from the Mary Rose, the flagship of Henry VIII, sunk in 1545 and re-raised in 1982. Hatch is thought to have been a mongrel, and was brought on board to control the rat population
Care and Health
Due to regular outcrossings throughout history, overall it is a very hardy breed. However, with its growth in popularity in recent years some issues are becoming more common. The Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) recommends that they be tested for patellar luxation, cardiac abnormalities, pancreatic issues, hip dysplasia, and Legg–Calvé–Perthes syndrome. Brushing, bathing and nail clipping often.
Despite his small size, this dog is not afraid to act as a guard for his family and tends to bark quite often at things he doesn’t trust; including the television.
Used as pest control and as a family pet
loyal, respectful, happy, loving, calm and
Size medium, short Fur,