What is the difference between a Rat Terrier and a Toy Fox Terrier(TFT)?

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Like all breeds, different dogs were bred together to form new breeds. This does not happen overnight but takes years and years. You will see some similarities between the two but they are two different breeds. I think the following sums it up best: From dogPlace.com Differences Between The Toy Fox Terrier And The Rat Terrier by Donna Sullivan, President Rat Terrier Club (UKC) The Rat Terrier is a small to medium sized well muscled hunting dog. In the Rat Terrier, there are two sizes (miniature up to 13" and standard over 13" but not exceeding 18"). They're both coated and hairless. We do not have a toy or giant size in the Rat Terrier. In many breeds - as in the Rat Terrier - you will find similarities - but it is the differences that distinguishes one breed from another. (Some examples are: Samoyeds/American Eskimos; Norfolk/Norwich Terriers; Lhasa Apso/Tibetan Terrier.) Let's review some of the obvious differences between a Toy Fox Terrier and a Rat Terrier: • TFT Size: Classified ... more
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