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Patterdale Terriers

General Description

Patterdale Terriers are typically good-natured and affectionate. They're classic terriers with lots of energy and an independent personality. The Patterdale Terrier is named after Patterdale, a village in the Lake District where the breed was originally developed.

General Health

Patterdale Terrier may experience include: Glaucoma, Conjunctivitis, Catracts, Allergies, Atopic Skin Disease, Portosystemic Shunts and Patellar Luxation.

Character and Temperament

Energetic, friendly, bold, inquisitive, intelligent and confident


Being a Terrier, the Patterdale is high energy. Thanks to their high intelligence, they need the right amount of mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy. At least one hour of exercise a day is typical for these little dogs, but they'd happily take more.


The Patterdale Terrier is more of a "type" rather than a "breed", being the result of a culmination of working terrier breeds indigenous to the United Kingdom. Patterdale Terrier Type dogs were bred by poachers across northern England


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