Old English Working Kennels
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information on the breed.
Welcome to Australia's only true Patterdale breeder and custodian/advocate for keeping the true imported lines from the UK 100% pure as they were meant to be. All my my terriers used are directly linked to the terriers imported from England and Ireland from the original imported terriers, 'Lew' & ' Paige" in
1997 to recently acquired terriers with ancestoral lines within 1 generation of Nuttall & Gould lines brought to Australia.
It is my aim to keep the inherent characteristics of these imported terriers strong in Australia and keep so-called breeders of the crossbred Patterjack ( patterdale x Jack Russell ) segregated from the true to type patterdale I am producing here in Australia and to stop the watering down of the true patterdale by these groups. The breeding of the two types began when only a few true type patterdales were available for breeding pairs and instead were bred with the Jack Russell two satisfy the ever growing interest in the patterdale terrier. This type of mating produced a smaller, finer boned version of the true patterdale with a 50 % reduction in prey drive and courage, two inherent characteristics that should not be tampered with. Offspring produced from this type of mating is not recognised by breeders of the true type patterdale and will never be accepted and called a Patterdale terrier. This type of mating is a common mistake made by the show fraternity as these specimens are easier to control due to their reduced working ability and prey drive. The Patterjack will become common on the show scene in the future as it is the result of what happens when the working ability is bred out of the true Patterdale leaving a specimen with reduced size, courage and intelligence. It is my aim to keep the true Patterdale from being recognised as a breed by certain kennel councils and members of the show fraternity who only wish to set standards of type and charge inflated fees and prices for their pups which are specimens bred down from non working lines. The true Patterdale is a working terrier and if these groups are allowed to breed terriers of poor working quality, then the end result will in no way resemble the true to type Patterdale terrier that we know today.
Old English Working
Breeder Geoff Hook
with the 1st lines imported from
the U.K. 'Paige & Lew ' blood.
" "It is my aim to produce a terrier as true type in every aspect my dogs ancestors in the U.K. and to keep the inherint characteristics to work below ground strong in their makeup.
Afterall it is this that sets the Patterdale apart from other terriers" .!
The Patterdale -
" the ultimate Earth Dog "
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