Patterdale Terrier Club Of America

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    Patterdale Terrier

                                                                                  

                                                

    The Elite of Working Terriers

The Patterdale Terrier Club Of America was introduced in 1993 for the sole purpose of preserving this unique breed.

At all times, the PTCA strives to retain the Patterdale's natural instincts and to gain recognition as a viable breed. 

The PTCA currently has members from 37 states and 7 countries. The Patterdale Terrier Club Of America offers one annual event, preferably at a different location, from the previous year.

The Patterdale Terrier is a working terrier breed known for its courage and tenacity. Stories abound relating to the willingness of this breed to work endlessly.
 

They are also gaining recognition as a companion dog by being considerably more laid-back and tractable than some other working terrier breeds.

The bonding traits of Patterdale Terriers give them an overwhelming desire to please, whether working or playing.

In the home, Patterdales are affectionate, gentle and with positive 
reinforcement, are very well behaved. They bask in the attention of their people.

The Patterdale Terrier is intelligent and sensitive.  They learn very quickly with positive reinforcement.............they do not do well with a heavy hand.

Your Patterdale will demand a lot of play and exercise, and because he is bred to be a working terrier, he must have a secure, fenced yard to keep him safe. 

As a general rule, the PTCA does not recommend any terrier breed for families with children under seven years of age.  

Patterdales are very loving to those who are kind and loving in return.

WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?


Patterdales have an historical background dating back a hundred years in the Lakes Region of Northern England.

The Patterdale Terrier is a working terrier breed known for its courage and tenacity. Stories abound relating to the willingness of this breed towork endlessly.
 

They are also gaining recognition as a companion dog by being considerably more laid-back and tractable than some other working terrier breeds.

The bonding traits of Patterdale Terriers give them an overwhelming desire to please, whether working or playing.

In the home, Patterdales are affectionate, gentle and with positive 
reinforcement, are very well behaved. They bask in the attention of their people.

The Patterdale Terrier is intelligent and sensitive.  They learn very quicklywith positive reinforcement.............they do not do well with a heavy hand.

Your Patterdale will demand a lot of play and exercise, and because he is bred to be a working terrier, he must have a secure, fenced yard to keep him safe. 

As a general rule, the PTCA does not recommend any terrier breed for families with children under seven years of age.  

Patterdales are very loving to those who are kind and loving in return.

PTCA Services


The Patterdale Terrier Club of America is a Registry and Pedigree Service,featuring full pedigrees on almost 3,000 Patterdales.

A quarterly On-Line newsletter, "THE BLACK DOG" is sent to members.

Assistance for owners/breeders and prospective fanciers in obtaining information on the breed.

A National Conformation Show sponsored, yearly, at varying sites around
the USA, if members are interested in hosting and chairing this event.  This provides a venue to view the breed; talk about the current direction of the Patterdale and to generally socialize. 

During the PTCA Nationals - (CH) Championships are awarded that reflect the personal opinions of a qualified judge.

Field Championships (FCH) are awarded based on merit. Candidates are
monitored through working observations from other terriermen.

Continuous and exceptional working ability are the main criteria.

Hall of Fame (HOF) Patterdale Terriers are selected because their great
impact on the breed, either through working ability or progeny.

All titles are indicated on Patterdale Terrier Club Of America Pedigrees

in "red highlights".

Contacting the PTCA:

Yearly membership: US - $20.00

Outside US - $20.00 or Euro equivalent                                  

Terrier Registration: (see Registration Page)

Remit Membership and Registration Fees to:

PTCA
108 Olde Towne Rd
Paradise, Texas 76073

Cyril Breay with Gem and Skiffle

A man and his legendary working terriers in Cumbria, England.

PTCA Email address: rooson@embarqmail.com



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