The Rattle is a cross of the Poodle and the American Rat Terrier. This particular hybrid is usually a small dog, lively and alert, but still graceful in its movements.
The Poodle is a German breed, originally a water retriever and hunting companion. Now more popular as a stylish pet, performer, and conformation dog, the Poodle remains a keen, dignified animal that readily lends itself to human companionship.
The American Rat Terrier is a well-loved household pet and farm helper, especially in the rural South of the US. Bred for their agility and ability to rid farms, barns and houses of rodents, the Rat Terrier is a hardy, confident breed that also takes well to just relaxing and enjoying time with the family.