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    Hi,
    I'm chasing after any Patterdale puppies or breeders that I can get in touch with! My understanding is there are not very common in Australia? I live in NT and have 20 acres and would love one as a family pet.

    Thanks

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    Hi Karajd88

    I think there might be a couple of breeders - one near Melbourne and one near Sydney but they are still not registered with ANKC even though they could be registered with the equivalent in the UK.

    Why do you want one - what is it about them that you like? Have you ever met a border terrier or a Tenterfield terrier? Because those are related and a bit easier to get.

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    Thanks for the reply. My partner likes them - he knows about them. Do you know how I could get in contact with them.

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    Hi Karajd88

    I suggest your partner tracks down the patterdale he likes and finds out where that came from and try to get one from the same source.

    Patterdale Terrier Dog Breed Profile
    The Patterdale is a type of Fell Terrier, originating in the Ullswater region of the Lake District. The breed is not recognised as distinct by the Kennel Club and is instead considered as a 'type'.
    So as best I can tell they're not a particular breed, theoretically anyone could cross a Staffordshire bull terrier with a wire haired fox terrier and call it a "Patterdale". So the temperament - what your partner likes about them - would depend entirely on the breeder and what lines they were using.

    The one breeder in Australia that I could find contact details - not more recent than 2010 either - didn't seem very trustworthy to me. Tho it could be that they're crap with a computer and internet. And they might not be still breeding.

    As best I can tell - they're a breed to kill things. Which might be what you want. But I would not want a dog that would willingly take on a snake or a crocodile in the NT. At least the JRTs I know on farms around Australia don't live very long if they're allowed to battle snakes.

    All I know about them from an episode of "its me or the dog" is they really can't be bothered coming when called and aren't bothered if they don't know where you are ie they don't keep their owner in sight like a normal dog either.

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    They are apparently very intense terriers and bred for work so can be a real handful! Yes Hyacinth you are right about Jack Russels, know quite a few lost every year out here to snakes.

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