I am sorry to have to remove the guestbook form, the reason is, people are using it to contact me to offload their unwanted Patterdales. Very sad. This website was set up as an information site to provide the public information about owning a Patterdale.
If you are interested in re-homing a rescue Patterdale, check out www.terrierrescue.co.uk
This is where all current Terriers are advertised for homing
I have just spent more than half an hour looking at your website and I realise now that we have a patterdale. About 6 months ago we were in Ireland on a boat and we visited Athlone as we walked in a busy street a black puppy came through the traffic and lay down in front of my husband. She had no collar or any other identification – we took her to the police. The pound was full so she came to the boat with – just overnight you understand! Suffice to say she came home to Cumbria with us and we thought she might have some terrier in her – our vet thought she was a terrier/labrador cross when we took her in for the jabs, chip, health check and spaying. Having read all your information I realise now she is a patterdale – she has the patterdale personality ( we spent the first few days at home with us re-proofing our dog proof garden! We have another dog (collie cross lurcher) also a rescue case with whom she is very friendly and playful. W e recently took her boating with us on the canals in the midlands – she loved it and was very disappointed not to come home with a duck or a coote… . or even a moorhen. She has a very highly developed prey instinct and this makes recall difficult – she loves the beach and we can see where she is and so far (fingers crossed) she has come back to us – but in her own time!! She has found her way to our hearts but as you so rightly say patterdales need lots of exercise and consistent care and training (She has two certificates from the dog training class). We have just started agility training – no problem with learning how to go through the tunnel!
PS Shannon is our fourth dog – our marriage has never been dog less – and you are quite right she would not be suitable for the novice dog owner!
Great website! Keep up the good work!
Mar 14 Yvonne
My Patterdale, Trudy, is the pup of a pregnant dog I rescued from the RSPCA. She was the most timid of the pups, so we kept her. Despite her adorable appearance, the first 6 months were a nightmare…… Trudy had separation anxiety and chewed through lino, carpets and a burglar alarm, as well as having ‘accidents’ every time we left her. 9 years later and she is the most fantastic, loyal and funny dog – I’m SO glad I perservered with her. She even adapted to a baby coming into the house, and is my daughter’s playmate. My only fear is what to do when our beloved older dog dies…. Trudy is definitely the opposite of Marlene Dietrich – she never wants to be alone! Maybe we will come to your charity when the time comes for her new playmate….. Great website!
This is a great site. Having lost our belovered Lurcher (Tyke) aged 13 we decided to move away from Luchers so as not to keep comparing with Tyke. Being outdoor people it was suggest we look at Patterdales, we went to see a local breeder and there Frankie chose us. He’s so sharp quick to learn and just loves doing stuff. We won best terrier in the felinfech show august 2011. In September Bella came along another Patterdale. I just wish there were more Patterdale clubs and shows. Had we known about Patterdale rescue we would have been down to get our second, still we know now. Keep up the good work. Leigh.
We were lucky enough to adopt jasper our patterdale terrier from rescue remedies just over three years ago. He is such a good dog, and we wouldn’t be without him. Jasper comes to work with me and travels on the overground train monday to friday and is a well behaved seasoned traveller and has plenty of friends on the train who know him by name who he likes to see. Special friends get their knees lightly nibbled with some small howls for good measure. He is popular with everyone he meets, although he is more a people dog than a dog friendly dog. He has massively improved his social skills with dogs though and he now has lots of doggy friends. Jasper loves his home comforts, and we totally spoil him. My friends laugh and say that we are the only people they know who get a babysitter in for the dog on our nights out. Not a day goes by when he doesnt make us laugh and we consider him one of the family. Dee was totally right to suggest him for us, as he totally fits in with our lifestyle and we adore him. In my experience Terrier Rescue trusted us with our perfect dog, offered lots of support with some intial problems that we had and gave good advice. Thank you so much for jasper, he says hi he is having a great time here.
Fantastic site guys! We’ve got a Patterdale called Daphne, she’s my first dog but I come from a family of dog owners and always had dogs around. She is an absolute treasure! She took some really firm, constructive and consistent management at first but she’s a star now!
I second what the site says, Patterdales need tonnes of exercise and we’re talking a two hour walk a day for Daphne! Seems a bit excessive but it keeps both me and her healthy! She loves swimming in the river (it’s moderately fast flowing and shallow so it’s crystal clear). The only “problem” I’m having is her borderline clinically obsession with “ball”.
I once confiscated one she’d found in the garden – the next thing I knew she’d been out wandering and brought a Bramley apple as a sustitute! When I move to a bigger property with more land, I will be looking to rehome a Patterdale… they’re certainly a commitment and sometimes hard work, but worth every ounce of effort ten-fold!
Enjoyed visiting the site 🙂 have 4 dogs, two of whom are jacks, and have fostered dogs for rescue for 3 years, totally fell in love with the patterdale girl we fostered, not a day goes by when I don’t wish we had adopted her. Keep up the good work x
I have two patties and they are the best. I’d never had a dog in my life until 7 years ago when we got Bertie after dog sitting for a friends’ patterdale and deciding we liked the breed. He was certainly a challenge and has used all his 9 lives (if dogs the same as cats!). Having said that he is very trainable, loveable and scarily bright. I got a pup just over a year ago and she is also fab but not quite as much hard work (or maybe we’re getting better at it). Both are fantastic with the cat, don’t chase sheep etc and join me when running, cycling and horse riding. I am now very much a dog person and they keep me very busy and entertained.
I have a 12yr old pattie and one of her patter jack pups (8yrs old) and we own and run a small care home for older people with dementia. Our dogs are so well behaved with the residents, much loved and bring such joy. They are gentle and sensitive but lively and entertaining. They love riding in the car and been walked endlessly around our large garden, on leads, by the residents. They sleep on the residents beds when invited to! As they have things to do and look at all day they never get bored and they hear visitors before the doorbell is rung! Fantastic dogs that we would not change for the world!
We have a 3 year old (Holly) who we bought from a a guy 4 months ago. Previously had a rough collie (14 years) and a border terrier (13 years) who were great dogs. After 4 hours of her new home you would have thought we had had her for years, great temprement, great with grand kids and an alround loving dog. Can be a bit of a pain off lead but she will come back eventually!!! She still has a bit of pup in she so is still quite playfull. Think that much of her that we have even booked a couple of holidays in the UK so can take her with us rather than our usual juants to Spain or Greece. Overall cracking little dogs would recommend them to anybody.
Its great seeing a site like yours working to homing patterdales sucessfully.
We have 3! Archie, a 5 year old lakeland patterdale (our first and a nervous boy who can look after himself), Mckenzie, a 4 year old patterdale lakeland (brought unknowly from working stock and a fiesty little sod) and Brody a lakeland border cross (a rescue dog who is absolutely beautiful but whom we had to work with when she came into heat and fell out with our other bitch BIG TIME!) – we love all of them intensely but have learnt the hard way how to handle them by mistakes made 🙁 We love their characters but are aware of their personalities and wouldn’t be without them for their world, they’re hard work but big love comes with it 😀