It's a little humiliating, but you might as well know that I live in a three dog home. You would think that one little rat terrier would be quite enough dog for one family. I get along just fine with Porky, the 13 year old half Walker Coon dog, half German Shepherd. Maybe it's because he doesn't do much except lie around, enjoying retirement. But then there is Sacha. She is a half Australian Shepherd, half Catahoula. That's right, I said Catahoula, and she is more like the cat in Catahoula, than a dog. I highly do not recommend getting one unless you live far, far away from other houses, (she runs like a wild woman...I have no idea what that means),....like in Louisiana, where they are the state dog. Hmmmm, do other states have a state dog? Any of you states need a state dog? Let's consider the rat terrier....for obvious reasons.
Focus.....Anyway, catahoulas are used to hunt wild boars and even wear little vests for protection. I don't know what the big deal is about boars. I think it is far more important to rid the world of mice. That is one of my missions in life. I frequently check out the horse tank where the horse feed is kept and am sometimes lucky enough to come across one. Mouse, not boar.