Patterdale Terrier

Patterdale Terrier


The courageous and energetic Patterdale Terrier is a very popular dog in the United States, but it originated in the United Kingdom. Compact, confident and independent, this much-loved dog was originally bred to hunt foxes and rabbits, and although they are purebred dogs, you can still find them in shelters and rescues. Remember to adopt. Patience is very necessary when it comes to training, as these dogs have a reputation for being stubborn. However, they are charming and affectionate and will form strong bonds with their primary caregiver.These adorable puppies love both large and small families, as long as they get plenty of attention, because they will demand it. That said, large families are best suited to them because there are more people to interact with, and the Patterdale Terrier does not like to be left alone for long periods of time. This is a high energy dog and would not be happy in a low energy family. A large house with a backyard or field is ideal. Be sure to have a secure yard, as they are prone to tracking and roaming.


Patterdale Terriers’ coats come in a variety of colours including pied, black, red and brown, and can also be smooth, broken or rough. Although this breed is not an ideal choice for allergy sufferers, their coat is very easy to care for. A good brushing a week should keep them in tip-top shape.Patterdale Terriers are prone to weight gain, and have high energy levels. Make sure your dog gets at least one good half to one hour walk a day, with some active play sessions and shorter walks mixed in.They should not be left alone for long periods of time, as they are prone to destructive behaviour when they feel isolated. Patterdale Terriers relate to all members of the family. Patterdale Terriers tend to get along well with other dogs, but have a strong prey drive and should not be trusted around small animals such as birds or hamsters.


The Patterdale Terrier is named after a village in England from which it originates, and is closely related to the Fell Terrier. The Fell was developed in the north of England to be able to withstand harsher climates. The Patterdale Terrier is also quite versatile when it comes to tolerating extreme weather. It was originally bred to hunt rats, foxes and other vermin, and its small bodies are capable of burrowing into tunnels and burrows to flush out game. The Patterdale Terrier is also recognised by the following clubs: ACA – American Canine AssociationACR – American Canine RegistryAPRI – American Pet Registry, Inc.CKC – Continental Kennel ClubDRA – Dog Registry of America, Inc.NKC – National Kennel Club