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19-23 lbs
United Kingdom
Patterdale Terrier
The Patterbea is a hybrid breed of the purebred Patterdale Terrier and the Beagle.  Both parent breeds are used in hunting, and the Patterbea serves as both companion and in hunting.  The Patterbea is a small to medium-sized dog with high spirits and energy.  Not much is currently known on the Patterdale Terrier parent breed, which is recognized by the United Kennel Club and not the American Kennel Club.  The tenacious, sometimes stubborn personality of the Patterdale Terrier and the one-track, prey-minded Beagle can make training a challenge, so this hybrid is not a good choice for novice dog owners or families with little time to devote to training and socialization.
Companion and Hunting
Date of Origin
Patterdale Terrier and Beagle

Patterbea Health

Average Size
Male Patterbea size stats
Height: 14-15 inches Weight: 19-23 lbs
Female Patterbea size stats
Height: 13-14 inches Weight: 19-23 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Periodontal Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Distichiasis
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypothyroidism
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Cherry Eye or Entropion (eye problems)
  • Diabetes
  • Retinal Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Radiographs
  • Blood Sugar and Thyroid Tests
  • Complete Physical Examination

Patterbea Breed History

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.  

Patterbea Breed Appearance

The Patterbea is a small to medium-sized dog standing as tall as 15 inches.  Its head is round on top with a medium length muzzle, large, round, dark eyes, and a medium-sized black nose.  The coat is typically short and dense but may be slightly rough with long hair around the face, chest, and legs.  The ears can range in size from medium to long and fold down the sides of the head.  The Patterbea's legs are straight and lean, and the body is compact and in proportion.  The Patterbea's tail is medium in length and thickness with no brush or excessive hair.
Nose Color Possibilities
black Patterbea nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Patterbea coat
white Patterbea coat
red Patterbea coat
brown Patterbea coat
blue Patterbea coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Patterbea straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Patterbea Breed Maintenance

The Patterbea is not a hypoallergenic dog, but thankfully, the hybrid does not shed much.  The short, dense coat is easy to maintain with monthly grooming practices, but the Patterbea may develop a dog odor.  More frequent brushing with a bristle or pin brush will help distribute the natural oils and remove any built-up dirt or debris.  The Patterbea's coat is water resistant and makes frequent bathing somewhat difficult as a way to maintain the doggy odor.  Additionally, regular bathing may irritate the skin and owners should only use hypoallergenic shampoos.  The Patterbea has a much higher risk of developing periodontal disease and requires teeth and mouth cleaning at least three times a week.  Providing the Patterbea with a hard rubberized chew toy may also help reduce tartar and plaque build-up.
Brushes for Patterbea
Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency
Patterbea requires monthly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Patterbea Temperament

The Patterbea is a very active hybrid that can be someone stubborn and prey-minded at times, making training a challenge.  However, the Patterbea is exceptionally loyal to the family, which it considers as its pack.  The Patterbea is not a vocal dog towards people and will not alarm bark.  However, the Beagle parent loves to howl at prey or when separated from the pack.  This hybrid is friendly toward strangers as well as other dogs and pets.  The Patterdale Terrier bloodline may increase the hybrid's protective qualities though, particularly with young children.  The Patterbea is very fond of children and makes for an excellent, hardy companion.

Patterbea Activity Requirements

The Patterbea is a small to medium-sized hybrid with a lot of energy to burn.  The Terrier and prey-minded qualities of the Patterbea amp up the activity and intensity levels and this mix needs plenty of daily running around outside.  With a high potential for wanderlust, the Patterbea also needs outdoor supervision and a high fenced-in backyard.  Mental stimulation is just as important for this hybrid to develop an active mind free of negative behaviors, such as chewing and digging.  The Patterbea prefers temperate climates that are neither too hot nor too cold, and its activity and energy levels dictate life in the country rather than in town.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Patterbea Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Patterbea Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Patterbea size stats at six months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 18 lbs
Female Patterbea size stats at six months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 18 lbs
12 Months
Male Patterbea size stats at 12 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 21 lbs
Female Patterbea size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 16 lbs
18 Months
Male Patterbea size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 21 lbs
Female Patterbea size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 21 lbs

Patterbea Owner Experiences

2 Days
2 People
House & Yard
New born, feeding, sleep, whine
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