Long Haired Patterdale Terrier

Long haired Patterdale Terrier

The Patterdale Terrier is not KC registered, so there is no set breed standard. However, different coat types have become common for Patterdale’s, such as rough and smooth coats that can be long-haired or short-haired. Patterdale Terriers are a wonderful breed, but certainly not for the faint-hearted. Originally bred to dispatch small game such as … Read more

My Patterdale Terrier is Out of Control

patterdale terrier sat on window

Unfortunately, many Patterdale owners take the plunge without researching the breed beforehand and end up finding themselves screaming, “my Patterdale Terrier is out of control”!  Every dog breed is different. Therefore, it’s essential to take the time and care to truly understand your dog’s breed before you purchase them. This way, you know how they … Read more

The Ultimate Patterdale Terrier Guide

Patterdale terrier on grass

Height: 25-38 cm Weight: 4.5-6 kg Lifespan: 12-15 years Temperament: Loyal, Intelligent, Full of energy Pedigree Breed? No Colours: Black & Chocolate Brown Hair Type: Short and straight Most Suited to: Large families with an active lifestyle Pros: Loyal companions that make great pets Minimal grooming needs Intelligent creatures able to learn skills and tasks … Read more

Working Patterdale terrier

working patterdale terrier with rat

Although they are now more commonly family pets, the Patterdale Terrier is, and always has been, a working breed. Working Patterdale Terriers still exist today and are often utilised in the pest control industry.  Their high energy levels, strong prey drive, and intelligence make them ideal working dogs. But, what do we mean by the … Read more

Do Patterdale Terriers shed

Patterdale Terriers are a dog breed that sheds much less than a Husky or a German Shephard, but don’t let that fool you; a Patterdale still sheds its hair. Their hair type often plays a significant factor in the amount of shedding that occurs. For example, a smooth, short-haired Patterdale sheds more than a rough-coated … Read more

Patterdale Terrier training

patterdale terrier training

Patterdale Terriers are incredibly smart dogs. You may assume that training a clever dog would be an easy task, and you would be correct for some breeds. However, Patterdale Terrier training is tough. Despite their intelligence, Patterdales are a notoriously stubborn breed. If they don’t find a task interesting, they simply won’t participate.  This, combined … Read more

Patterdale Terrier cross Jack Russell

patterjack with ball in mouth

The Patterdale Terrier cross Jack Russell, also referred to as a Patterjack, is a wonderful crossbreed; if trained and looked after correctly, they will make a best friend for life.  The Patterjack is a lovable, strong-willed dog with a brilliant personality. A mixture of two terrier breeds, the Patterjack is full of energy and can … Read more

Patterdale Terrier Health Problems

patterdale terrier health problems

Patterdale Terriers are, on the whole, pretty healthy dogs. They live to ripe old ages and don’t usually require frequent trips to the vet. However, no dog breed is entirely perfect, so let’s discuss the most common Patterdale Terrier health problems. As long as they are correctly cared for, Patterdale Terriers live for an average … Read more

Patterdale Terrier size

Patterdale terrier on grass

Size is somewhat debated in dog circles, with disputes surrounding the cut-offs that determine each class. Typically a Patterdale Terrier’s size places it in the ‘small’ category of dog breeds.  Small dogs are seen as any breed whose size is under 10kg. On average, Patterdale Terriers weigh between 4.5-6kg, placing them clearly into the ‘small’ … Read more

Patterdale Terrier temperament

Patterdale Terrier digging

A dog’s nature is such an important aspect – especially when it comes to Patterdales! Understanding the Patterdale Terrier Temperament can help you decide whether it’s the right dog breed for you and your lifestyle. In this article, I’ll be covering the temperament of Patterdale Terrier’s, answering your most frequently asked questions and exploring what … Read more