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Old Jun 21st, 2009, 00:05 AM   31
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ok thanks for the advice, appreciated, going to go for it, were getting a male, calling it Bronson, wish me luck lol! im sure u will get numerous PM's off my pulling my hair out over it! oh yea what are they like for shedding hair? x



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2009, 03:49 AM   32
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Personally i wouldn't get a patterdale with young children, I also don't agree with keeping dogs outside, I know several ppl with working dogs who are kept inside as they are still loved & cared for whether it works or not.

We're getting a staffy pup in 8 days & i can't wait.



 
Old Jun 21st, 2009, 04:13 AM   33
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i dont reccommend a male hun,unless its going to be neutered as males in tact(with the balls )tend to pick more fights especially terriers,i dont think the yorkie would stand a chance and he is your baby after all



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2009, 04:18 AM   34
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found this on a website..........

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


it also said they should not be homed to"average" dog owners,you need to know the breed



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2009, 04:36 AM   35
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They are a wick little breed & can be a little nippy with children, If its going to completely seperate to you, your yorky & kiddies then no worries, but if they will be coming into contact i dont think it would be fair on the yorky, & your children or the patterdale incase anything happens. Of course when bought from a pup you train it your own way which is fab but if its being used as anything other than a pet then i wouldnt risk your family being near it. I've had one before & she was lovely but awful with children & other dogs, She attacked anything that came within reach & it wasnt fair on her or the others. She shed hair but it wasn't an awful amount just the same as any other shorter haired dog really nippy little bugger though.



 
Old Jun 21st, 2009, 06:01 AM   36
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Hmmmm they are alot like Border terriers, feisy, snappy and protective. One minute they are fine the next not so.

I was attacked by our family dog (border) when I was little and nobody would have thought it of him.

It is in their blood to fetch and hunt.

My Mum now has a cross border & patterdale, he is lovely but I would trust him with small kids.



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Old Jun 21st, 2009, 07:56 AM   37
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thats the thing terriers are good for one thing and that is hunting .thats why they are so snappy with young children just like a rabbie the are very samll



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2009, 11:32 AM   38
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my yorkshire terrier isnt snappy though, he is lovely, so do you think if i bring it up indoors from a pup and obviously it will be around my dog and my little girl from a couple of weeks then all will be fine? my oh is just in a phase of thinking he will go 'ratting' with it but i know he is far too busy and too lazy to go, so if i am going to have it as a family pet do you think it will be ok? my old yorkie who sadly had to be put down a couple of weeks ago was very snappy but i think its all to do with how you train them etc? x



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2009, 12:17 PM   39
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jenny hun it all to do with how you bring them up yes, but i think with certain dogs the instinct in them just lingers & then appears if you get me. If you train it the way you did your yorky & start from day 1 when you get him home then everything should be ok, Obviously there is that chance with ANY dog not just patterdales that it'll turn out bonkers or nippy. I think its just that the smaller terrier type are more well known for it, Yorkies included although we've had a few in our family & none have ever been nippy either.
Start as you mean to go on hun & your new pup should do well
Erm we want piccies of course hehe



 
Old Jun 21st, 2009, 12:24 PM   40
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lol will get piccys up the day i get it, funny enough its mostly which, apparently its a throw back or something as they are mainly black with white patches apparently. i dont know much about them to be honest OH seems to 'know it all' though lol x



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