The Patterbea is a hybrid of two English breeds, the Patterdale Terrier and Beagle. Unfortunately, detailed histories are not available for the Patterbea, which is also rare as a hybrid breed. Owners of Patterbeas or those considering adopting one can review the histories of the parent breeds for a closer look at the possible dispositions of their Patterbea. The Patterdale Terrier developed in the Lake District of northern England along the Scottish border. The Patterdale Terrier shares close relations with the Lakeland Terrier, who once went by the name Patterdale Terrier, as well as the Fell and Cumberland Terriers. All four Terrier breeds may be considered Patterdale types, but the modern-day Patterdale Terrier is differentiated by its smooth, dark coat of short, dense hair. The primary role of the Patterdale Terrier was to protect herds against predation and vermin by either chasing the quarry away or killing it if the predator chose to fight. As a result of its historic role and selective breeding, the Patterdale is a tough Terrier that outdoes itself when compared to other vermin control Terriers. The American Kennel Club does not recognize the Patterdale Terrier but the United Kennel Club, which recognized the breed in 1995, registers dogs today. The Beagle is a much beloved and old dog whose history is not completely clear. Most believe the Beagle arrived in the British Isles during the Norman invasion in the 11th Century as the now extinct Talbot dog. The Talbot is believed to give rise to the Beagle and the Foxhound. Beagles first became popular during the 14th and 15th Century as small hunting companions but were displaced by the Foxhound as hunting companions int he 18th Century. However, in the 1800s, Reverend Phillip Honeywood established a strong pack in Essex that would become the progenitors to all modern-day Beagles. The Beagle quickly reestablished itself as a hunting companion and the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1885.