15+ Amazing Facts About Patterdale terriers You Might Not Know

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

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

Dogs of this breed are distinguished by a kind and cheerful disposition, a genetic predisposition to communicate with humans.

#1 The spunky and energetic Patterdale Terrier is a very popular dog in the United States but originated in the United Kingdom.

#2 Compact, confident, and independent, this beloved dog was originally bred to hunt foxes and rabbits.

#3 The Patterdale Terrier is a descendant of the Fell Terrier, which originated in Northern England hundreds of years ago and can be directly traced back to the Lake District.

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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