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Patterdale Terriers are known for being courageous, independent and tenacious; qualities that help them excel when hunting vermin. They are also very loyal to their owners which makes them great companion animals.

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Patterdale Terrier – Helensburgh

Beautifully natured short haired patterdale puppies looking for their new homes. They've just turned 7 weeks old and are all black in colour. We have 2 girls and 2 boys still available from the litter. They have just had their first health check which they all passed with flying colours, and their first vaccinations. Originally from the UK, this breed are traditionally working dogs and enjoy hunting by nature, however they are also social and playful and make great family pets. Msg for more details or bloodline details if interested.

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The Ultimate Patterdale Terrier Guide

About Patterdale Terrier

The Patterdale Terrier is a small dog breed that originated in the Lake District of England. It is closely related to the Fell Terrier, which comes from the same area, and has become increasingly popular over the years due to its loyal and friendly nature.

This breed is often used for hunting vermin, foxes and badgers, but can make an excellent companion pet with proper training.

Lifespan

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11 to 14 years

Weight

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5 to 6 kg

Height

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30 to 38 cm

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Grooming requirements for a Patterdale Terrier are relatively simple compared to other breeds of dogs. As with all breeds, regular brushing is necessary to maintain healthy skin and coat.

Origins

The Patterdale Terrier is named for the village of Patterdale in Cumbria. Although their exact ancestry is unknown, some believe that they descended from crosses between blue and tan Border Terriers and Fell Terriers.

There are some who say that it is simply a black smooth-coated Fell Terrier, but others insist that it is a breed all on its own.

Cyril Breay is often credited with the development of the breed. Examples of the modern Patterdale Terrier showed up in the field in the 1950s, though first mentions of them can be traced back to the 1930s.

The Patterdale Terrier was originally bred to hunt small mammals like foxes and badgers. Their short legs allowed them to easily manoeuvre through dense brush and underground tunnels when hunting their prey.

In addition to being good hunters, the Patterdale Terrier was also known for its courageousness and loyalty – traits which endear it to many owners.

Key Characteristics Of Patterdale Terriers

Are Patterdale Terriers Family-Friendly?

Yes! The outgoing Patterdale is a good match for an active family who can give them plenty of attention. If properly trained, socialised and exercised, they can make great companions. However, they do need jobs to do as they’re very high energy dogs.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Patterdale Terriers may suffer from:

Conjunctivitis

Lens luxation

A condition where the lens of the eye becomes dislocated from its normal position, causing vision problems and potentially leading to glaucoma.

Intervertebral Disc disease

Nature / Temperament

Energetic, Driven, Affectionate, Intelligent, Sensitive

Suitable Environment

Patterdales thrive on human companionship. They require an environment that provides them with ample opportunities to socialise and stay active. This breed loves to run around outdoors, so having access to nearby parks is ideal.

Their high prey drive means they’ll tend to run off after prey animals, so a fence is required – preferably a tall one, as they can jump higher than you would think.

Other Considerations

● The Patterdale Terrier should be supervised when playing with very small children, as they can become overly excited and rambunctious.

● The exceedingly high prey drive of the Patterdale means it should not be trusted around small animals, such as birds, gerbils or hamsters.

● The Patterdale has never been a “show dog”, so there is a large variance in size, shape and coat for this breed.

How can I take good care of my Patterdale Terrier?

Nutrition

Nutrition is a crucial component of the overall health and well-being of any dog breed. Patterdale Terriers are active dogs, so they require a high-quality dog food that provides them with adequate energy to fuel their daily activities.

The best diet for these energetic canines should contain protein from animal sources like poultry, beef, lamb, fish or eggs. Their food should have carbohydrates from complex sources like brown rice and oats as opposed to simple sugars which can contribute to weight gain and other health issues.

Make sure that you always have fresh water available at all times!

If you are ever unsure about what type of food or how much food your Patterdale Terrier should be consuming, it’s always best to consult your veterinarian who can provide specific recommendations based on the age, size, activity level and overall health of your pup.

Grooming

The Patterdale Terrier has a short, easy-care coat. The breed requires minimal grooming and maintenance, but regular care will help keep your dog looking its best.

Exercise

This breed loves to work, so they need regular physical activity to keep them from becoming bored and restless. Patterdales should be taken on walks at least twice a day. They should be given opportunities to sniff around and explore their surroundings, as this helps satisfy their hunting instincts and keeps their minds engaged.

Patterdales have an innate need for digging and exploring tunnels which can be satisfied through activities like digging boxes or burrowing pits in the yard.

Training

The breed is known for its strong will and determination so it’s important to provide consistent, firm training to ensure a positive relationship between you and your Patterdale Terrier. It’s important to socialise your Patterdale Terrier from an early age with other dogs, animals and people. This will help them become more comfortable in new situations and with new people.

It’s also important to start basic obedience training as soon as possible – even puppies can learn fundamental commands like sit, stay, come and heel. This will help establish boundaries and form a bond between you and your dog.

You may opt to enrol your Patterdale Terrier in training classes. If you do, ensure that the training methods are based on positive reinforcement.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked Patterdale Terrier Questions

No, Patterdale Terrier puppies should not live outdoors. They are a hardy breed that can tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions, but they are also sensitive dogs who require a good deal of attention and stimulation.

It can be somewhat challenging to housetrain Patterdale Terriers. They are a very independent and stubborn breed, which means they will require consistent training and lots of patience.

When looking for Patterdale Terriers, speak only to breeders who have a good deal of experience with this breed. Ethical breeders who conduct health checks and genetic tests will be more successful in producing well-behaved puppies.

The average cost of Patterdale Terriers is typically between AUD $1000 and $2000.

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