Patterdale has a strong hunting instinct and a strong sense of self. In inexperienced hands, this could lead to difficulties. Consistent training can make him a family-friendly dog. He shouldn’t be kept in the city. In addition, Patterdale needs a lot of exercise and action to be balanced. Caring for his fur is uncomplicated.
You will be able to meet him, especially in Great Britain and the USA. Perhaps his obscurity is due to the fact that he has not yet been recognized by the FCI as a separate dog breed. Perhaps it is because in Germany there are already many excellent hunting dog breeds that are preferred.
But one thing is for sure: this little bundle of energy integrates well into the family and wants and needs to be challenged so that it does well. Once you have made friends with these lively little fellows, you will appreciate the advantages of this dog breed and will probably come back to them again and again.
They develop a 'comfortable' coexistence as trust in the other dog is developed. They learn that the other dog is trustworthy and doesn't exist for them alone; awareness that they not really interested in them.
I agree with them being fiercely loyal, which can mean they are a one-person dog and clingy. Mine could not be left with another person, especially if they have other dogs.