Hybrid Origin: The Rattle is a hybrid between a American Rat Terrier and a Poodle. Country of Origin: Rattles originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Rattle is a exceptional family companion. Breed Characteristics: The Rattle is known for being alert, cheerful, lively, and loving. They tend to be intelligent and quite easy to train. The Rattle gets along well with people and other pets. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Rattle is 10 - 13 years.