Patterdale Terrier

Everything you need to know about the Patterdale Terrier

Life Expectancytypically 10+ years
SheddingMedium length with moderate shedding

Patterdale Terriers are typically energetic dogs with a sturdy build. Their coats can be coarse or smooth. Patterdale Terriers are commonly black, chocolate, tan or red. There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Patterdale Terriers, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving. 

Thinking about giving a Patterdale Terrier a forever home? Here are some Patterdale Terrier facts that might help you decide.  

Caring for Patterdale Terriers 

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Patterdale Terrier.  

How much exercise does a Patterdale Terrier need? 

Patterdale Terriers are typically high-energy dogs who need lots of exercise to keep them physically and mentally healthy. They'll need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, burn energy, and pla...

How much food does a Patterdale Terrier need? 

The amount of food a Patterdale Terrier needs depends on their:  

  • age  
  • size  
  • activity levels  
  • fitness  
  • weight.   

You can use th...

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much grooming does a Patterdale Terrier need? 

Regardless of whether they have smooth and short hair or longer, coarse hair, Patterdale Terriers require weekly brushing. 

To help your dog feel comfortable with handling and grooming, introduce it in a po...

What size crate do you need for a Patterdale Terrier?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to: 

  • sit and stand up at their full height 
  • turn around without touching the sides 
  • lie down fully stretched out&...

Health issues 

Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.   

To find out more about potential health issues for Patter...

Patterdale Terrier behaviour and training  

Even if you think you know about Patterdale Terriers, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.  

Are Patterdale Terriers easy to train? 

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s small food treats, toys or lots of praise, tra...

What’s the temperament of a Patterdale Terrier? 

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every Patterdale temperament is different. As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They develop...

Are Patterdales good with children? 

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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