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Patterdale Terrier (Face, Muzzle)
Face, Muzzle

Breed Information


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Name Patterdale Terrier
Other names Black Fell Terrier
Origin United Kingdom
Breed Group Terrier
Size Small
Type Purebred
Life span 11-14 years







Height 12-15 inches
Weight 11-13 pounds (5-6 kg)




Litter Size 2-5 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $7000 - $1000 USD

The spunky and energetic Patterdale Terrier is a very popular dog in the United States but originated in the United Kingdom. You should expect to pay around $700-$1000 for a Patterdale terrier pup from a breeder. However, the price can go higher depending on the quality of the breeders.

Breed Characteristics


4 stars

Apartment Friendly

1 stars

The Patterdale Terrier is not recommended for apartment life. This breed is relatively inactive indoors provided it gets enough exercise during the day.

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

3 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Dog Friendly

3 stars

Exercise Needs

5 stars

This very energetic breed will need more than two short walks a day to keep it happy. It needs to run and play, preferably in wide-open spaces.


2 stars

Low Maintenance: Infrequent grooming is required to maintain upkeep. No trimming or stripping needed.

Health Issues

2 stars

Hypoallergenic: No


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Shedding Level

3 stars

Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


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Difficult Training: Because the Patterdale is a Terrier, consistency and a firm approach to training is necessary.

Watchdog Ability

3 stars

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Patterdale Terrier Puppy (Brown, Muzzle)
Brown, Muzzle

Patterdale Terrier Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Buddy Chloe
02 Tucker Bella
03 Cooper Coco
04 Jack Lexi
05 Toby Abbie
06 Tucker Ellie
07 Bentley Mia
08 Buster Stella
09 Riley Ella
10 Louie Penny
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The Patterdale Terrier is a sturdy, tough, active little terrier that presents a compact, balanced image. As a working terrier, it has to be capable of squeezing through very small passages underground to follow its quarry. The Patterdale’s chest should be capable of being spanned behind the shoulders by an average man’s hands with the fingers of both hands touching. This breed is worked far more than it is shown, and breeders are primarily concerned with the practicality of the breed. This terrier must have a strong neck, powerful jaws and teeth, the fortitude to hold its quarry at bay, and the ability to squeeze into tight burrows. He must have great flexibility and endurance.

The Patterdale is an extremely courageous working terrier, traditionally used to go to ground. Patterdales are extremely willing to work and have a high desire to please. They are very active and have a strong prey drive; and though they should be peaceful with humans, livestock and other dogs, they are not a dog for the average pet owner. They require an owner with a sense of humor and one that understands and can tolerate a real terrier temperament.


The Patterdale Terrier is descended mainly from the black, smooth-coated Fell Terrier which was developed in the harsh environment of Northern England. The Fell Terriers were used to control vermin that were predatory on sheep. They were bred to bolt the quarry out of the den or to dispatch it if it chose to fight. Its characteristics result in an extremely game, ‘tough as nails’ dog. The Patterdale Terrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club on January 1, 1995.

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