The Prague Ratter (Pražský Krysarík) is a miniature, friendly, social, extremely intelligent and obedient dog. The Prague Ratter understands children and does extremely well in a family environment, except for very small children because of it’s small bones. This breed shows great love for his masters. For such a small dog, Prague Ratters are not barkers. By nature he is noble and intelligent. Their personality is like a large dog in a small body, laid back most of the time like a Mastiff, but when playing is very lively and fast!
The Prazsky Krysarik breed is really old, so it is almost impossible to trace its early beginnings, but Polish chronicler Gala Anonym wrote that Polish king Boleslav II The Brave (1058 -1080) became fond of the Prague Ratter, he had two that came from Bohemia (the Czech lands). The Ratter was often present at royal banquets and also symbolized the independence of Czech lands ( Bohemia) and sovereignty of the Czech nation. In early history of the Czech lands ( Bohemia ) the Ratter adorned the courts of Czech princes and kings and was often given as a gift to other European rulers. From the royal palaces they went to other affluent members of society and then to ordinary citizens. Click the History button above for additional information!