Patterdale Terrier Breed Maintenance
The Patterdale Terrier is a low maintenance dog in that their short dense fur just requires a good brushing once a week to keep them looking good. They are always busy and being inquisitive and intelligent, they often find themselves in the thick of things. Therefore, exercise is a primary consideration for this dog. But appearance wise, a good brushing and a cuddle and that's it. Rarely do they need a bath, maybe just a good towelling off after a walk in the rain. If you do have to bathe them, use a gentle dog shampoo to protect the natural oils in your dog's coat. These vital oils are what protects them from extreme weather. While you have your Patterdale Terrier sitting in one place for their brushing, take this opportunity to check their ears and eyes for any infection or injury. As well, remember to brush their teeth at least twice a week for good oral hygiene. You probably won't have to cut their toenails, as this active pooch will probably wear them down naturally.