The Patterdale Terrier ( Black Fell Terrier)
The breed is arisen in 1800 in the north of England in a place named Patterdale in Cumberland.
There are two types of coats
|Example-photo "short hair"
|Example-photo " rough hair"
|black and tan (very rare)
PTCA Breed Standard
Patterdale Terrier is a tough, active terrier and should give a compact, well
balanced image. Height should be between 10" to 13" measured at the
shoulders. Weight should be proportionate, presenting neither a "weedy"
or "clunky" image.
a working terrier, the Patterdale must be able to follow it's quarry through
the chest is too big, the terrier will not be able to complete it's job
a general rule, you should be able to "hand span" the terrier's chest
with the fingers of both hands touching.
back should be strong and level, with length in proportion to the dogs height.
the back is too short the terrier may not be flexible enough to move around
legs should be straight, with good bone. The feet turning neither in or out.
rear should have good angulation, with the hocks turning neither in or out.
head should give the impression of strength and be in proportion to the rest of
the body. Two types of head may be prevalent; a Bull terrier influence or a
Lakeland terrier influence.
muzzle should not appear snippy.
teeth should meet in a scissors bite, however a level bite is acceptable.
or overshot is a fault, and should be considered in the working context.
lost or broken while working will not be penalized.
ear, with tight fold, and tips of ears meeting the skull at the corner of the
neck should be muscular and proportionate to the head and body.
tail should be set high on rump. It should not be carried over the back.
docked, no more than 1/4 should be removed. As an adult, approximately a "palm's
width" is preferable, should provide a good "hand-hold".
coat may be "Smooth" or "Rough".
Both types should be dense and coarse.
include: Black, Red, Chocolate, or Black and Tan.
dogs may have a liver-colored nose.
(Officially called a "red" nose)
white on chest and feet is acceptable.
may range from 10 to 13 inches.
Weight should be proportionate to the terrier's height.
very muscular dog will weigh more than it looks.
should be able to feel the ribs, but not see them.
(neutered dogs or spayed bitches are not prohibited from conformation, as it does not affect their ability to work).
(2) Shyness or viciousness
But I can say from experiences in the meantime that the dogs show deviations in appearances and size partly depending on cultivation direction and cultivation aim.
The reason: The dogs are neither breed for shows nor for beauty but on hunting suitability. This is presumably also the reason why, till now, they weren't appreciated by the German dog associations or the FCI yet.
this doesn't do any demolition to the race.
On the other hand, so the Patterdale Terrier could not become a fashion dog , One has been able to get such a relatively original race and we will pursue this with the cultivation aim of the usefulness furthermore, too.
Terrier is not only just good for hunting he also is a good companion and family dog.
may, he just as likes to lie in front of the warm stove or sleeps on the soft
The dogs are very independent and self-confident from youth. Early they have the Terrier typical obstinacy which can be steered by a consistent education into the right direction.
train a Terrier is not easy but
with patience , strong nerves and love you finally come to the aim.
When your Terrier knows the commands: sit down, lie down and he can walk with you without a line and he comes back when you call his name, than you will have the full acknowledgement of every dog coach or dog expert.
Patterdale Terrier all in all is both a fantastic family dog especially friendly with
children and a good hunting partner in a small, handy size but with the
heart of a lion.