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Breed Attributes


Breed group:     Type: Hybrid    Talent: , ,


Size: Small     Weight: 12-16     Fur length: Short    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black, Black & Brown, Black & White, Brown & White, Dark Brown / Chocolate


Life Expectancy: 12-15 years    Rarity: Uncommon    Availability: Hard to find    Climate: Good for every climate.

Breed Details


The Patterjack is a mix between a purebred Patterdale Terrier and a purebred Jack Russell terrier. These dogs are called hybrid or designer dogs due to their origination from two different pure breeds.

These dogs are small in size with an average weight between 12 to 16 pounds and average height of around 12-15 inches. These little dogs are sturdy, cheerful, merry, loving and devoted dogs with an occasional laid back attitude of the Patterdale terrier. These dogs are intelligent and can learn tricks, make good watch dogs and generally kind to children but they do need a firm and confident pack leader to train them and keep them in their limits. Their small size can lead some owners into treating this dog as if it is human. This attitude will lead to severe behavioral problems. The dog can become very stubborn, willful and independent.

These dogs need lots of physical and mental activities to keep them happy. They love to be asked to do a job. These hunting dogs should be taken for daily leash walks and should only be off leashed when they are in a safe area otherwise, they will chase after other small animals and dogs.

These dogs are not suitable first time dog owners or for not-so-strong people as they will sense any weak attitude of their owner and will try to become pack leader. When properly trained, these dogs are very good hunting, companion and watch dogs.


The Patterjack dogs are found in many colors including but not limited to white, black, black and tan, liver, grizzle, bronze and brown or any mix of these colors.


They can have either a smooth or broken coat with short undercoat that helps them from cold. The can be smooth to touch or can be hard and coarse to touch, depending upon coat type. Whatever the coat type, the grooming is very easy. Brushing the coat twice a week with a firm bristle brush will keep it clean. Bath these dogs when necessary.


Patterjack dogs are very loving, loyal, devoted, cheerful, merry and somewhat stubborn. They are generally good with all family members including children but they should be properly trained from early age for obedience and should also be socialized with people, places, other dogs and pets in the family. These dogs are hunting dogs by nature and would need a firm and strong owner who treats them like a dog and not like a human. They will be at their best when specifically told their limits and what these dogs are allowed to do and what not. If left on their own, they will readily develop undesireable traits like guarding, snapping, digging and other undesirable traits. The Patterjack dogs are very energetic for their size. These dogs will need lots of exercise to keep their body and mind occupied. Lack of exercise will lead to destructive behavior in these dogs. When getting a patterjack, the owner should always make sure they have time to take these dogs for a daily walk and be a true pack leader to enjoy their true nature.


These dogs should not be trusted with other non canine pets in the family as they have a strong prey drive and they will not spare any opportunity to attack other small animals. They should be taken for walks on leash as they are likely to either run after an animal or get involve in a dog fight with other dogs if left on their own. They are best in a properly fenced yard.


The Patterjack dogs can learn some impressive tricks as they are very intelligent dogs, however they are stubborn also and will need a firm and consistent trainer who shows true pack leader qualities to these dogs.


These dogs are small in size but being hunting dogs, they are very energetic and require lots of physical activities to consume their energy. If they are not properly exercised, they will become destructive.

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