8-14 lbs
United States
Patterdale Terrier
Lakeland Terrier
The result of breeding a Lakeland Terrier to a Patterdale Terrier has resulted in a strong small dog that has a confident nature and devoted temperament. As expected, the Patterland breed comes with all the characteristics of the Terrier family; they are fast on their feet, will chase anything that moves , and have a streak of stubbornness that requires a strong owner to overcome. Feisty, brave and courageous, they will not seek a fight but if it comes their way they will not back down.This tough little dog does have its soft side too; it loves human interaction and will want to be with you all the time. They are not a dog to leave alone as they get bored and into mischief if deserted, so if you cannot be around for this dog then it may not be the one for you. The Patterland is a good family dog, a great companion for children, and if raised with other pets it can bond to them and get along fine - but do supervise their interactions just in case instinct kicks in. Socialising this dog is very important to bring out their best qualities. All said, the Patterland Terrier is a charming dog, tough yet friendly on the outside with a soft loving centre.
purpose Purpose
Companion, Agility, Watch Dog
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Patterdale Terrier, Lakeland Terrier

Patterland Health

Average Size
Male Patterland size stats
Height: 13-14 inches Weight: 9-16 lbs
Female Patterland size stats
Height: 12-13 inches Weight: 8-14 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd)
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Ear Infection and Inflammation
  • Eye Problems
Occasional Tests
  • X-ray imaging
  • Ophthalmic Exam
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian
  • Eye and Ear Examination

Patterland Breed History

The history of the breed for the Patterland is very recent and while there is not much data around, we can at least look to the parent dogs for likely characteristics and genetic indications. The Patterdale Terrier appeared around the 1960s, bred by Brian Nuttall from dogs given to him by his grandfather. His breed has been acclaimed as one of the best in the country. Developed in the Lake District where foxes were a problem in the tough environment, farmers needed a robust dog that could chase prey and even dispatch the prey if it turned to fight. They were rapid, tough and dependable dogs. They have a unique ability to compress their chest which enables them to get into small burrows and holes. They can also lie completely flat on their stomach with their legs stretched out fully which helps them reach prey that had gone to ground. Considered to be as 'hard as nails' these dogs excelled at their trade and made a formidable hunting dog. Today the Patterdale Terrier is a companion dog, and its temperament has mellowed due to recent breeding. Their handsome good looks, kind and devoted nature, and alert lively manner makes it a popular companion and friend. The Lakeland Terrier dates to the 1800s which makes it one of the oldest Terrier breeds that remain today. It is similar to the Patterdale Terrier, it was developed by crossing the Bedlington Terrier with the Old English Wirehair Terrier. it originates back to the Lake District in England and was a working dog that was utilised in fox, badger, and otter hunting and prevented vermin from destroying crops. Known for their flexibility, they could hunt on uneven terrain, in the woods, fields and even in the water. While it is unknown when the Lakeland Terrier arrived in the United States of America, it was formally recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1934 and is still used today for hunting, tracking and as a devoted loyal companion.

Patterland Breed Appearance

Nicely proportioned bodies give a balanced look to the Patterland dog and highlights their strong muscular build. The thick muscular chest and neck area supports a solid head, which is almost wedge shape and supports wideset triangular shaped ears that fold over at the top. The muzzle is strong and broad, with teeth that have a definite scissors bite. The Patterland has sharp sparkling eyes that don't miss a thing, often being black, brown or hazel in color. They have strong legs that can accelerate from a standing position to a run in a matter of seconds. The coat of the Patterland can be either smooth, rough or wiry, depending on their genetic gifts from the parent dogs. With an attractive wide range of colors available, and minimal maintenance, this small but good looking dog is a good choice for the strong experienced owner.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Patterland eyes
brown Patterland eyes
amber Patterland eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Patterland nose
brown Patterland nose
isabella Patterland nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Patterland coat
fawn Patterland coat
red Patterland coat
blue Patterland coat
black Patterland coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Patterland straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Patterland Breed Maintenance

The Patterland has minimal grooming requirements, having a short hair either smooth or rough, with a dense undercoat. If your dog inherits the Lakeland  Terrier coat, it may require its coat to be plucked twice per year to remove the old hairs. Otherwise a good brushing with a firm brush or comb once a week should be all that is needed. While you have your dog's attention, check their ears for any build up of dirt that may encourage inflammation. This is a perfect time to brush your dog's teeth and trim his nails. Bathe your Patterland only as needed, and use a dog shampoo designed to suit their skin and one that will protect the natural skin oil. Once the grooming is done, your Patterland is  most likely to explode out of your hands and race around you showing off how good he looks and how much energy he has!
Brushes for Patterland
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Patterland requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Patterland Temperament

Lively, alert, confident and brave is the best description of the Patterland dog. This hybrid breed is small and muscular, well proportioned and looks tough in a friendly way. They are best suited to experienced owners or an active family, as they have stacks of energy, and like all terriers - they have a strong instinct to chase small fast moving animals. The Patterland has a stubborn streak and can take advantage of a mild owner. A firm but fair pack leader (owner) is what is needed to bring out the best characteristics of this dog. They love children and can be devoted companions and playmates. The Patterland is easy to train as long as you keep it fun and challenging. If training becomes boring to your dog they will switch off and do what they want to do, leaving you frustrated and exasperated. With the amount of energy that these dogs possess, they need regular daily exercise and training to keep them mentally stimulated. With these needs fulfilled, the Patterland dog becomes an extremely loyal and devoted companion. They are a great choice of dog for those leading active lifestyles and they need minimal grooming to keep them at their best. Their outgoing personality and terrier traits make them excellent in all sorts of dog related sporting activities. Surprisingly these tough little dogs have a soft smooch side too, and they don't like being alone for long. Given a strong leader whom they can respect, these dogs are a delight to own and will fit in to family living without hesitation. Apartment living is not ideal for this breed as they can be vocal and have too much energy for a small unit.

Patterland Activity Requirements

Medium to high energy is normal for the Patterland pooch, they need daily exercise and plenty of activity throughout the day to bring out the best in them. They will enthusiastically join you for a walk or run, content to be out for however long you want. It is advisable to keep them on a leash though, because the Patterland Terrier has strong hunting instincts. When they see something intriguing they move like lightning and can be gone in seconds, ignoring all your demands to come back. They are best in a home with a secure yard to explore and patrol. Games are welcome, and they will happily play for hours. The Patterland is ideal for agility and competition dog sports, they have the drive and energy to complete the course in true enthusiastic style.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes
activity minutes

Patterland Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.5 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $2.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$30.00 - $36.00
food bag monthly cost

Patterland Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Patterland size stats at six months
Height: 7.5 inches Weight: 3.5 lbs
Female Patterland size stats at six months
Height: 6.5 inches Weight: 3.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Patterland size stats at 12 months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female Patterland size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 7.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Patterland size stats at 18 months
Height: 14.5 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs
Female Patterland size stats at 18 months
Height: 13.5 inches Weight: 11.0 lbs

Patterland Owner Experiences

2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Adopted from rescue centre
6 years, 2 months ago
5 Years
2 People
House & Yard
My soulmate follows me like a shadow very loyal but a little jealous. Loves exercise all day long if he had his way and swimming is great fun he just doesn’t know when to stop. Likes to have contact with me if sat or sleeping. Barks at the slightest noise and kills mail. Love him to bits
5 years, 8 months ago
13 Months
5 People
House & Yard
a lot of fun every day
5 years, 8 months ago
16 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
Only received her today. Early days yet
5 years, 4 months ago
7 Years
1 People
Throwing the ball
he loves swimming
He my little buddy and has saved my life over the past 5 years. He is the boss if I’m honest but he loves his cuddles and kisses. He sleeps with me and while I’m at work he stays at mums. He’s mad for his ball and would spend all day chasing it if I let him. He does have a fierce streak and is not overly dog friendly. I’ve lost more post due to him attacking it and have gone through letterbox after letterbox. I adore him and spoil him. He is very jumpy with sudden movement and loud noise
4 years ago
10 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Hide & Seek
Best dog we’ve ever had , chilled not barky and easily trained- totally loyal and socialised - can’t fault our fur baby
2 years, 9 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
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