14+ Historical Facts About Patterdale terriers You Might Not Know

The Patterdale Terrier was bred in the UK in the mid-20th century for livestock protection and hunting. Its ancestor is a black fell terrier. They are so closely related and so similar that some amateurs confuse them, mixing names and characteristics.

The Patterdale Terrier is a true hunter, a dog with a lively temperament and impressive working qualities. In the 1960s, it was considered one of the best breeds for catching burrowing animals in the rugged terrain of Northern England.

#1 The name comes from the eponymous village of Patterdale, located in the northern part of Britain.

#2 The first “breeders” were peasants and farmers who needed a quick and dexterous assistant in the hunt.

#3 For these needs, a small dog was required, which it would not be necessary to maintain.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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