Joe Bowman, a huntsman, carefully started breeding Patterdale Terrier in the rugged and harsh environment in England. In those days, foxes were the biggest threat to the cattle, so these dogs were used as a Predator controller. Their use to hunt down foxes and other predators were made illegal in England and Wales in the year 2004 under the Hunting Act.
The American Kennel club still does not recognize this breed
As a working Terrier, this breed is capable of squeezing through small passages
Chip, a Patterdale Terrier was part of the Flyball team that won in the 2012 Flyball Championship
Temperament & Personality
Patterdale puppies are bold and confident against the typicalities of an ordinary pup. They are working dogs capable of doing high energy activities. Socialising with other dogs is difficult for them but many keep these dogs as a pet because of their highly energetic. Sedentary households should avoid keeping these dogs as pet.The owner should be accustomed to the temperament and nature of a Terrier. In recent years, Patterdale Terriers are seen participating in different agility games showing their capabilities as a working dog.