Rat Detective/ Good Boy


Baxter is one of the only fully-certified rat detection dogs in New Zealand. He is a tiny, fiery blend of Jack Russell, corgi and attitude. He lives at Bottle Rock with his handler Chelsea, where he is continuing his education in the field.

Baxter’s job is to search for rats in areas under protection – those that have either invaded or survived an initial eradication. He is a persistent and tenacious hunter with a ton of energy to burn.

In his spare time Baxter loves playing with his ball, meeting other dogs (particularly females!), long walks on the beach, and curling up by the fire.