The Patterdale Terrier is a
tough, active Terrier and should give a compact, well balanced image.
Scars received while working will not be penalized and should be
considered a badge of honor.
As a working Terrier, the
Patterdale must be able to follow its quarry through small tunnels.
The back should be strong and
level, with length in proportion to the dog’s height.
The legs should be straight,
with good bone. The feet turning neither in nor out. The rear should
have good angulations with the hocks turning neither in nor out.
The head should give the
impression of strength and be in proportion to the rest of the body, but
not too large.
The teeth should meet in a
scissors bite. A level bite is acceptable. Undershot or overshot is a
Button ear, tight fold, with
tips of ears meeting the skull.
The neck should be muscular,
neither too long nor short.
The tail should be high on
rump. It should not be carried over the back. If docked, no more than
one quarter to be removed.
The coat may be smooth or
rough. Both types should be dense and course.
Colors include black, red,
chocolate, black and tan, grizzly mixed in, but not brindle.
Height and Weight:
Height may range from 11 to 14
inches. Weight should be between 12 to 18 pounds, depending on dog’s
height. You should be able to feel the ribs, but not see them.
Unilateral of bilateral cry
orchid, shyness or viciousness.