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.

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