- Fell Terrier
- Black Fell Terrier
Country/Date of origin:
- Great Britain
- 12 inches
- 11 to 13 pounds
- Enthusiastic worker.
- Full of fire.
- Can be quarrelsome with other dogs.
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.
- A compact go-to-ground terrier that has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier type head.
- The short tail is not altered.
- The folded, triangular ears are not altered.
- Short, coarse, and weatherproof.
- Allowed colors are black, red, chocolate, or black-and-tan.
- Black is by far the most common color.
- Moderate grooming required.
Health and Wellness:
- Generally very hardy.
What you should know:
- It is said that this dog is willing to hunt anything with fur.
- As with all the terriers, be sure to get the upper-hand with this dog from the beginning.
- High-energy level.
- Can be destructive or noisy if not given proper exercise.