rat terrier

(redirected from Rat dog)
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Noun1.rat terrier - any of several breeds of terrier developed to catch ratsrat terrier - any of several breeds of terrier developed to catch rats
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
black-and-tan terrier, Manchester terrier - a breed of short-haired rat terrier with a black-and-tan coat that was developed in Manchester, England
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Greene's restless creativity has led him to explore many outlets beyond his solo career as he's shared the stage with the likes of Phil Lesh (performing with Phil Lesh & Friends as well as Further), Bob Weir's Rat Dog ensemble, Gov't Mule, Levon Helm (Greene was just invited to perform in Helm's band at the upcoming Mountain Jam for Helm's 70th birthday
Pulled into the web are an eclectic bunch of characters including a young boy and girl abandoned to the streets by their families, who make their home inside a mountainous garbage dump; a scientist with a passion for rat knowledge, including the diseases they can spread and other havoc they can wreak in the human world; a local politician who agrees to a grand plan to hunt and kill all the local rats in a bid to win his upcoming re-election; a humble rat catcher; a bar owner who allows illegal dog-rat pit fighting in her establishment but also has a heart; a small army of rat dogs and their owners; a small female rat that Efren falls in love with; and various members of the below-ground rat and above-ground human communities.
They ranged from rat dogs to, er, rat-like ferrets.

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