The Patterdale was developed in the Lake District where farmers needed a robust and hardy dog to protect flocks of sheep from predators.
Someone looking for a working terrier or a dog to participate in a variety of canine sports.
Anyone who would struggle to cope with the Patterdale's high prey drive and need for vigorous daily exercise
Patterdale, Black Fell Terrier
You could pick them up if you had to in an emergency.
High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.
Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok
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