Artie the Trained Patterdale Terrier Puppy needs a caretaker or foster!
Won't you consider helping him get a new start?
About Artie the Trained Patterdale Terrier Puppy
Adoption Fee: $275.00
General Color: Black
Color: Black w white on chest
Current Size: 14.8 Pounds
Potential Size: 35 Pounds
Current Age: 2 Years 8 Months (best estimate)
These sweet puppies came to us from a high kill shelter. They are sweet and outgoing. They are an interesting breed so read below if you have never heard of a Patterdale or Fell Terrier.
Foster Update: Puck and Artie are both high energy happy puppies. They get along great with all other dogs, even dogs that don’t like them; they are just oblivious to it. They are all wiggles but they will settle down to be quietly petted. Artie is the more eager of the two and catches on to instruction pretty quickly. Puck is the opposite; to him everything is just fun and games. Also, Puck is doing quite well learning to walk on the leash. Neither of them are completely potty trained, but we are getting closer. They do whine when they have to go outside but if we don’t get to them fast enough, they just can’t hold it. They would be fine living in any sort of home: apartment, house, farm, or really anything as long as they did get some time out for a walk. Either of them would be fine with a family, but Puck would be the better of the two with little children because he is the more submissive gentle one. Artie, on the other hand can be a little mouthy when playing so may not be ideal for small children. Both of them ride very nicely in the car, they usually just curl up on the back seat and take a nap. Overall they are nice puppies with a lot of potential.
Update: Artie is spending two weeks at the University of Doglando participating in a summer dog training camp for kids! What a great experience for him to learn some basic commands and gain socialization skills. Artie will make a great family companion!!
Update, June 22nd: Artie is back from summer camp, and what a time he had! There he was paired up with Casey, who called him Midnight, and spent two weeks in intensive one-on-one time. He learned to walk on a leash, sit and stay, participated in agility sports, went swimming in the pool, proper behavior in public areas and so much more! If you are viewing this information on our website you can see photos from his camp experience, of him working with Casey on basic commands. There is also the flyer Casey made about him at the end of the two weeks. It reads, in part:
"Midnight is active, loveable, small, cute, social and loves food.
Perfect Family: A loving, caring home with children to play with. I need plenty of exercise and like to play with my people."
You can read more about his adventures at www.universityofdoglando.blogspot.com . You'll also find lots of photos, in albums labeled "Camp Doglando S1" on their facebook page, www.facebook.com/universityofdoglando
If you aren't seeing all 8+ photos of Artie, be sure to visit his personal webpage at http://www.petrescuebyjudy.com/animals/detail?AnimalID=4511773
About the Breed: Patterdale puppies tend to be bold and confident beyond their capabilities, and responsible owners of working dogs will not over match their dogs or introduce them to formidable quarry before they are around a year and a half of age. Even as a yearling, the dog will not be fully capable. The Patterdale is better known as a working terrier, and terrier work requires a high-energy dog with a strong prey drive and a loud voice. As a result, Patterdales are very energetic dogs, and can be quite vocal. It is not uncommon for a Patterdale to be cat-aggressive. However, as with all breeds there is variation. Some Patterdales are more animal-friendly, befriending cats and other dogs alike. The key is good socialisation when a puppy. Patterdales are prone to the sulks if their owners pay attention to others. Patterdales display an intriguing crawl, similar to an act of prostration, used to gain attention and stalk quarry through long grass. This originates from their inbred ability to compress their lungs to fit into small spaces, in search of their prey. Patterdales which are not trained on a consistent basis, or are not exercised regularly, may quickly exhibit unmanageable behaviour, including excessive barking, escaping from the garden, or digging in unwanted places inside and outside the house. The Patterdale which is not used as a working dog can still be content to be a house dog as long as they get plenty of exercise. A favourite place will soon be found on the sofa or in front of the fire.
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