Country/Date of Origin: Great Britain/1700s
This breed originated in the north of England and is named for a village there. A hardy dog, it is able to get over the rough terrain known as fells, as well as go to ground. It will first try to get its quarry to bolt from its burrow by barking but will go in after it if necessary.
A no-frills working dog, the Patterdale is game and hardy as any terrier going. Most of the Patterdales are kept by masters of fox hunts or used as vermin exterminators.
Registered with the American Rare Breed Association: (Terrier)