Our Story

We’ve loved every minute of our journey

We are………... Phil


                                             ………and Estella

We met at Trent Bridge Ringcraft Club in 2006, where our love of pedigree dogs brought us together.

Over the years we have built, with hard work & dedication, a successful show kennel that we are very proud of. Most importantly we’ve built solid relationships with people in the Manchester Terrier community and with those outside of it.

We now live with our pack of Manchester Terriers, Black & Tan Coonhounds and  Bernese Hounds

Why Rattustrap?

Many people choose their kennel name after an amalgamation of names ,or it is chosen because of the love of where they live, or after a favourite memory…..even a mixture of them all!

We wanted a kennel name that was related to the Manchester Terrier.

RATTUS is the latin genus of the Brown & Black Rat….and TRAP, well the Manchester Terrier was the ’trap’ of the rat pits.


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We are both members of the British Manchester Terrier Club.

Phil is a serving committee member & Estella Secretary of the Club and it’s Health Committee

Other commitments:

Phil is Chairman of the Black & Tan Coonhound Club of Great Britain.

Estella is Treasurer of the Black & Tan Coonhound Club of Great Britain and Secretaries of: Alfreton & District Canine Society/ Lincoln Canine Society  

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