The Patton Terrier: A Complete Guide

The Patton Terrier is the result of crossing the Boston Terrier with the Pattendale Terrier.

This dog will not grow to be a very big dog. In fact, thirty pounds is roughly his maximum weight at maturity.

He will have short, straight hair that will require little maintenance, but he will shed rather heavily during the spring and fall.

The Patton Terrier is great with kids. He is energetic, happy, and affectionate. He also makes an excellent watchdog.

Expect him to follow you throughout the house as you do your household chores. He wants to be where you are all the time.

The Patton Terrier needs a great deal of exercise, and he may not be good for apartment dwellers who can’t provide him with adequate levels of activity.

Patton Terrier Puppies – Before You Buy…

The Patton Terrier is friendly and inquisitive.

What Price are Patton Terrier Puppies?

The price of Patton Terrier puppies is between $600 to $800.

How to Find Reputable Patton Terrier Breeders?

A reputable breeder is someone who breeds to improve and preserve the breed. They also sell their puppies with a health guarantee and a sales contract.

No breeder can tell you that their puppies are free of all kinds of hereditary diseases. But a reputable breeder knows all about the health issues that can arise in the breed.

They routinely test for them and inform prospective puppy buyers of any problems they have found.

Reputable breeders do not need to advertise in the newspaper because they already have plenty of referrals from fellow breeders and their breed clubs.

They produce puppies who have good health, good temperament, and good conformation, and there is often a waiting list for their puppies.

A reputable breeder will ask you many questions. They may even ask you to fill out an application.

They will ask about your family, your lifestyle, your home, your pets, your previous or current dogs, your experience with them, and your plans for your puppy.

They might even require references. This is not being nosy on their part but determining whether you and the puppy will be a good fit.

They care about their puppies and want to place them in the best home possible. They also want to be sure that this is not an emotional or impulse buy that will result in disaster.

A reputable breeder is willing to show you their facilities. They should be able to provide references of satisfied puppy buyers as well.

Follow up with them and ask if are happy with their dog and with the breeder.

3 Little-Known Facts About Patton Terrier Puppies

  1. The Boston Terrier parent dog is truly an American Gentleman. He was born and bred in Boston, Massachusetts, in the USA.
  2. The Patterdale Terrier parent comes from England. It’s quite rare outside of Britain.
  3. This hybrid mix has no fear. He will even go after prey twice his size.

Physical Traits of the Patton Terrier

The Patton Terrier is supremely confident and energetic.

The Patton Terrier is a medium-sized dog, but he is still fairly small. A lot of people describe the Patterdale Terrier like a miniature Labrador Retriever.

The Patton Terrier will also have many of the physical traits of the Labrador.

His body is sturdy and muscular. He is often brindle in color. Sometimes he may show white-colored markings on the chest.

He may also have a white blaze on his face. This will depend on the dominant parent dog breed.

Usually, the Patton Terrier will not have the “apple head” of the Boston Terrier. His snout will also be longer, and his ears may be floppy.

He may have a smooth or broken coat, depending upon the dominant parent breed.

His hair will be short and straight, laying close to his body. His tail will be long and may look broken if he gets the corkscrew tail of his Boston Terrier parent.

The Patton Terrier will not require much maintenance. He may have a smooth or broken coat. The smooth coat is coarse and dense. The broken coat will have slightly longer guard hairs unlike the smooth coat.

These hairs may be wiry and a little wavy. He may also look like he has a beard, moustache, and eyebrows. Again, this is dependent on the dominant parent breed.

While the Patton Terrier is not shed a lot throughout the year, he can shed more in the spring and fall months.

To avoid having dog hair all over your clothes or furniture, brush him once a week with a wire brush. Bathe him only when necessary. His natural oils will keep his coat looking healthy and shiny.

Brush his teeth at least three times a week to prevent bad breath and tartar build-up. However, brush his teeth more often to prevent tooth decay.

Clip his nails every other week if they do not wear down on their own.

How Big is a Full-Grown Patton Terrier?

The Patton Terrier can grow to 13 inches in height and weigh 20 lbs.

What is the Life Expectancy of the Patton Terrier?

The life expectancy of the Patton Terrier is 12 to 15 years.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Patton Terrier

When walking your Patton Terrier, always remember the leash.

The Patton Terrier is an energetic, affectionate, and sweet dog. He is terrific with children, but he loves everyone in his family.

He is definitely a great watchdog. He will let you know any time something doesn’t seem quite right to him.

However, he is very friendly with strangers. He is very tough, and he can be stubborn at times. However, he is fairly easy to train. Obedience classes are always a good idea.

Your Patton Terrier will do everything to please you, and he will fare better with a positive reward system.

He can be independent at times, and some owners warn that he does not do well with pets that are not canines.

He may need to live in a home with a fenced-in yard so that he can release some of his pent-up energy.

The Patton Terrier’s Diet

When buying the food for your Patton Terrier, you should keep in mind his age and activity level alike.

At different ages, Patton Terriers will need certain nutrients to grow healthy and physically fit. In addition, you need to establish the nutritional needs of your Patton Terrier.

If your dog appears emaciated, you should increase the calories by about 25%.

If he is underweight, increase calorie intake by about 10%. However, if you see that it is overweight or obese, reduce calorie intake by about 10% to 25%.

Moreover, when purchasing food for your Patton Terrier, look at the label for the list of ingredients.

You wouldn’t want to give your Patton Terrier vegetables, grain, or tuber unless it’s necessary for some health reasons.

Most importantly, you should consult your veterinarian to determine the best diet plan, especially if he has a health-related problem.

How Much Exercise Does a Patton Terrier Need?

The Patton Terrier is a fairly active dog. It is recommended that the Patton Terrier be given not only physical activity, but also mentally stimulating games.

The Patton Terrier may be prone to mischief if he is left alone for too long, or if he is not properly exercised.

He may enjoy a trip to the dog park for a change of scenery. He will also be happy to accompany you on short, brisk walks.

He should never be allowed to run freely. He is a hunter at heart and may be prone to chasing cars.

The Patton Terrier is known to become inactive when kept indoors. He must have adequate exercise to maintain his good health.

Patton Terrier Health and Conditions

Major health concerns for this breed include conjunctivitis, heart murmur, cataracts, cherry eye, and patellar luxation. Allergies are also a minor health concern.

There may be occasional diagnoses for deafness. Your veterinarian will also sometimes require a full body physical examination for your dog.

My Final Thoughts on the Patton Terrier

Patton Terriers are friendly and inquisitive. Friends to everyone, they get along with all personality types.

However, they are also supremely confident and energetic. They may look cute and cuddly, but they have energy to burn.

Keep them exercised and occupied with tasks and they’ll be perfectly happy household pets.

Patton Terriers need to go out and enjoy the fresh air.

They need to have long walks and be given plenty of space to run around in. Apartment living is not suited for these dogs.

When walking your Patton Terrier, always remember the leash. These dogs are quick and curious.

Their coats, whether smooth, broken or rough, need little maintenance. A good brushing every few weeks will keep them looking fine.

Tough and determined, the Patton Terrier continues to be cherished as a hard worker and a true friend.

Your home will definitely have a wonderful addition with this cute and gentle four-legged guy.

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OVERALL SUMMARY

7
Cost to Buy
9
Cuteness Level
9.5
Family Safety
9.5
Friendliness
6.5
Health Concerns
7.5
Life Span
4.5
Exercise Required
7
Food Required
OVERALL RATING 7.6 / 10

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Written by Emily Green

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