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Patterdale Terrier Breed Information

Patterdale terrier was originally developed in England, during the beginning of 20th century. They were descended from, border terriers, and were mainly used for hunting purposes. They were used to hut animals like red fox, and smaller animals like rabbits and hare. They were used for different sport like terrier racing. They are compact and also medium in size. Their whole body is well proportionate. They have short muzzle, and their teeth are set in scissor bite. They have a muscular neck, which is moderate in size. Their ears are small and also triangular in shape. This breed is normally deep chested. Their tail if left natural is high set and in certain cases they are docked after birth. They are double coated and their outer coat is short and rough. This breed is available in different colours varying from, grizzle, brown, red, and tan, black and also liver colour. This breed is very determined as well as demanding. They are strong willed and are great hunters. They are always watchful and also alert; hence they make good watch dogs. They should be properly trained or else they might grow stubborn. They should be trained by firm and also calm trainer. They are usually gentle and calm in nature. They are loving and caring towards its master and also family. They are playful and also caring towards children. They love to spent time with the family, rather than staying away from them. They can be aggressive and protective in front of strangers, which should be avoided with proper socialization, from an early age. They are smart and intelligent; hence are easy to train. The average height of a healthy Patterdale terrier is 30 cm and the average weight of Patterdale is 5 kg to 6 kg. This breed is not suitable to live in apartments. They are very energetic and if they are confined in a smaller space they might tend to get destructive. Daily exercise is very important for this breed. They should be taken out for daily exercises like, a long walk, a run in woods and occasional off the leash play. This breed requires only minimum breeding. They should be brushed and combed every day. The average life span of a healthy Patterdale terrier is 11 years to 13 years.

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