Patton Terrier

20-25 lbs
United States
Patterdale Terrier
Boston Terrier
The Patton Terrier is a mixed breed dog. His parent breeds are the Boston Terrier and the Pattendale Terrier. The Patton Terrier will not grow to be a very big dog; in fact, for the Patton Terrier, thirty pounds is roughly his maximum weight at maturity. He will have short, straight hair that will require little maintenance but he will shed rather heavily during the spring and fall. The Patton Terrier is great with kids. He is energetic, happy, and affectionate. He makes an excellent watchdog. Expect him to follow you throughout the house as you do chores. He wants to be where you are at all times. The Patton Terrier needs a great deal of exercise, and he may not be good for apartment dwellers who can't provide him with adequate levels of activity.
purpose Purpose
Companionship, Watch Dog
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Boston Terrier, Pattendale Terrier

Patton Terrier Health

Average Size
Male Patton Terrier size stats
Height: 13-20 inches Weight: 25-30 lbs
Female Patton Terrier size stats
Height: 13-18 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cherry Eye
  • Cataracts
  • Heart Murmur
  • Conjunctivitis
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
Occasional Tests
  • Full Body Physical Examination

Patton Terrier Breed History

The Patton Terrier is a hybrid breed. His parent breeds are the Patterdale Terrier and the Boston Terrier. He is a fairly rare hybrid breed, so, in order to learn about the origins of the Patton Terrier, it is important to study the parent breeds. The Boston Terrier is truly an American Gentleman. He was born and bred in America, Boston in particular. Generally, it is accepted that sometime in the late 1800s, the first Boston Terrier was born. While this has not been totally verified, we do know that a dog named Judge is the direct ancestor of the Boston Terrier. Judge was roughly thirty-two pounds, a dark brindle color with a white blaze on his face and a square-shaped head. Judge was bred to a white dog weighing no more than twenty pounds. Kate, or Burnett's Gyp, whelped only one puppy, who was named Well's Eph. Eph was widely bred, but especially to a female named Tobin's Kate, who had a distinctly short head and weighed no more than twenty pounds. It is thought that Eph and Kate's offspring was then bred with a French Bulldog. At one time the Boston was referred to the Boston Bull Terrier, and in 1889, the American Bull Terrier Club was founded. In 1893, the American Kennel Club recognized the breed. The Patterdale Terrier hails from England. In fact, this breed is rare outside of Britain. He was brought to the United States in 1978. It is believed that the Patterdale hails from the Lake District of Yorkshire in Great Britain. The name "Patterdale" comes from one of the small villages in the Lake District of Great Britain. He was bred to be a rabbit hunter in addition to flushing out prey such as foxes. He is also quite the ratter. In American, the Patterdale is said to hunt anything with fur. This includes the groundhog, fox, raccoons, and badgers. While he may be one of the smallest of his fellow hunting dogs, the Patterdale has no fear. He will go after prey twice his size.


Patton Terrier Breed Appearance

The Patton Terrier is a medium-sized dog, but, even so, he is still fairly small. Many describe the Patterdale Terrier as a miniature Labrador Retriever, and the Patton Terrier will also have many of the physical traits of the Lab. His body will be sturdy and muscular. He is often brindle in color. Sometimes he may have white markings, especially on his chest. He may also have a white blaze on his face. This is determined by the dominant parent breed. Often, he will not have the characteristic "apple head" of a Boston Terrier; his snout is longer and his ears may even be floppy. He may have a smooth or broken coat, depending upon the dominant parent breed. His hair will be short and straight; it will lay close to his body. His tail will be somewhat long, and may appear broken if he inherits the corkscrew tail of the Boston parent breed.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Patton Terrier eyes
brown Patton Terrier eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Patton Terrier nose
brown Patton Terrier nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Patton Terrier coat
brown Patton Terrier coat
brindle Patton Terrier coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Patton Terrier straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Patton Terrier Breed Maintenance

The Patton Terrier will not require much in the way of maintenance. He may have one of two coat types: smooth or broken. The smooth coat is coarse and dense. The broken coat is known as an intermediate coat; this coat will have slightly longer "guard" hairs that the smooth coat does not have. These hairs may be wiry and somewhat wavy. He may also appear to have a beard, moustache, and eyebrows. Again, this is dependent on the dominant parent breed. While the Patton Terrier is not likely to shed throughout the year, you can safely expect him to shed more during the spring and fall. To avoid having hair on your furniture and clothes, brush your Patton Terrier once a week with a wire brush. Bathe him only when necessary; his natural oils will keep his coat shiny and healthy. Brush his teeth two or three times a week to prevent tartar build-up and bad breath. However, to prevent tooth decay, brush his teeth daily. Clip his nails every other week if they do not wear down on their own. A good rule of thumb is if you can hear his nails clicking on the floor, it is time to trim his nails.
Brushes for Patton Terrier
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Patton Terrier requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Patton Terrier Temperament

The Patton Terrier is a sweet, affectionate, energetic dog. He is good with children, but he loves everyone in his family. He is definitely a great watchdog. He will let you know any time something doesn't seem quite right to him. However, he is actually very friendly with strangers (even after barking incessantly at a new person). He is very tough, and he can be stubborn at times. However, he is fairly easy to train. Obedience classes are always a good idea. Your Patton Terrier strives to please you, and he may do better with a reward system rather than avoiding bad behavior out of fear of punishment. He can be independent at times, and some owners warn that he does not do well with pets that are not canines (cats, pet rabbits and the like). He may need to live in a home with a fenced-in yard so that he can release some of his pent-up energy.

Patton Terrier Activity Requirements

The Patton Terrier is a fairly active dog. In fact, it is recommended that the Patton be given not only physical activity, but also supply him with mentally stimulating games as well. The Patton Terrier may be prone to mischief if he is left alone for long periods of time or if he is not properly exercised. He may enjoy a trip to the dog park for a change of scenery. He will also be happy to accompany you on short, brisk walks (keep in mind that the Patton has a parent breed that is brachycephalic; your Patton may inherit the short snout of the Boston Terrier parent breed). The Patton should never be allowed to run freely; he is a hunter at heart and may be prone to chasing cars. One final thing to remember - the Patton is known to become inactive when kept indoors. He must have adequate exercise in order to maintain his health.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes
activity minutes

Patton Terrier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $1.20
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Patton Terrier Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Patton Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 16.5 lbs
Female Patton Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 16.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Patton Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 19.0 lbs
Female Patton Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 17.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Patton Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 13.5 inches Weight: 20.0 lbs
Female Patton Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 13.5 inches Weight: 20.0 lbs

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