Patterdale Terrier is a dog not known to many people outside of the UK, but the Patterdale Terrier is the most game hunting dog in the world.
Recently hobbies.com did a story with one of the USA’s best Patterdale Terrier hunters, Kurtis Hogan.
There are many Patterdale Terrier breeders who claim to be hunters and put their dogs in the ground but if you look at their web sites they are void of any eveidence that their Patterdale Terriers ever do any hunting.
Not Gaby and Pipper two Patterdale Terriers that are true working Patterdale Terriers. Kurtis has been a hunter his whole life and he has hunted this father daughter combo for years.
In this amazing Patterdale Terrier video you will see what is rarely done on US soil that is digging to badgers with Patterdale Terriers.
There are a lot of Patterdale Terrier videos on Youtube of Patterdale Terriers running around, digging a hole, or even hanging their heads out the car window.
Rarely do we get to see a Patterdale Terrier video like this one! Where we see an actual terrier man and his dogs working real live game. Let alone on badgers!
There are few people that even work their Patterdale Terriers let alone on Patterdale Terriers on badgers.
On this blog we will try to share with you stories of the original and greatest Patterdale Terrier Hunters and Breeders.
All though Brian Nuttall is not the originator of the Patterdale Terrier breed his is somewhat considered the founder.
Joe Bowman & Joe Wear both masters of the Ullswater Foxhounds hunts and some of the first to hunt with Patterdale Terriers.
Joe Bowman Early Patterdale Terrier Breeder
Joe Bowman was a young Border Terrier breeder, and the man was additionally the first person to cross up the blue-black Border Terrier with a black and tan Fell Terrier, also called a working Lakeland, to create what he named a Patterdale Terrier.
Cyril Breay was s Border Terrier breeder like Bowman
In the early 1930s Breay met Frank Buck, when Buck saved one of Breay’s dogs which hadbecometrapped in a massive rock cleft and Buck — an expert at explosives — had blasted it free.
Bucks personalkind of dogs during the timewereoriginated from Ullswater terriers kept by Joe Bowman, and Breay and Buck quicklybecamefastfriends with Breay breeding dark colored dogs from Frank Buck into his line, and Buck crossing tight Border Terrier coats into his. After a while, the dogs of these twomendeveloped to a kind as lines were crossed and condensed.
Cyril Breay had beenalways adamant that the Patterdale Terrier was notmade by crossing in Bull Terrier, and he had not been lying. The Patterdale head is nosecret to a border terrier owner – the samebroad cranial outlines tend to beevidentin bothbreeds.
These were the original grand fathers of the breed. To read more about the historical Patterdale Terriers breeders and hunters Click Here.
I think that patterdale terriers are one of the best dogs out there.
Patterdale Terriers are fearless dogs that are great in the ground hunters.
A lot of people compare patterdale terriers to pit bulls but really they are a much more game dog.
Pit bulls are used to fight other dogs and the same sized. Patterdale Terriers will take on wild animals while hunting that can be 100 times their size. They will also go underground and hunt in the dark closed areas of another animals burrow.
Patterdales terriers are usually on the smaller side ranging from 10lbs to 20lbs. The reason for the smaller size is that need to be able to fit underground in order to hunt their prey. The will hunt just about anything fox, ground hog, badger, raccoon, nutria, squirrels, and rats.
If you are interested in buying patterdale terriers or seeing a list of patterdale terrier breeders click here.
This patterdale terrier was working on some ground hogs.
Hunters have used these dogs for many years hunting underground for quarry. The dogs have been kept in a very tight breeding which makes them very specific for what they are bred on. They are not bread for any specific color but tend to be black or brown. But color is not important to the patterdale breeder.