There are so many different cross breeds nowadays that they are beginning to be recognized as breeds on their own. Careful breeding has resulted in lots of Patterdale terrier cross variations, as has accidental breeding! They are such a great all-round dog that crossing with compatible breeds has given us some wonderful crossbreeds. Let us take a look at some of the most popular Patterdale terrier cross dogs.
The Patterland is a cross between the Patterdale Terrier and a Lakeland Terrier. Both breeds are hunting dogs and have high energy needs. They require a lot of mental and physical stimulation, plus consistent training. Since they have a high prey drive and are naturally inquisitive, their recall is not the best, even with lots of practice, so you must always be aware of your surroundings. They are a small-medium size but full of character. Common coat colours are Black, Tan and Liver. They can be either long or short coated, but usually the hair is coarse. Like Patterdales, Lakeland terries and therefore any crosses of the two, have a range of health concerns including lens luxation, cataracts and Legg-Perthes Disease. This is common in terriers. During growth of hip joints, the blood supply is depleted, causing a deformed ball joint. This can lead to arthritis, hind leg lameness and restricted joint movement. This usually shows at an early age, around 6 months old.
This delightful cross is a Patterdale and a Beagle. Another difficult one due to their nature and they will require a firm hand. They are a tenacious breed, at least an hour of exercise daily. They can also be stubborn and, thanks to the beagle side, quite vocal. If the Patterdale has a short coat, then a beagle cross will most likely also have a short coat, although it could be either smooth or coarse. It is more common for crosses to have solid coats, but occasional beagle markings can be seen in litters. They are prone to eye problems like cataracts and glaucoma, plus benign growths and blood sugar issues.