This story was brought to you by the ‘Patterdale Appreciation Society’.Some dogs are big some are small. Some have their faces smashed in with a spade and their arses far too close to the floor. Small dogs generally yap constantly and snort snot through their deformed snouts. Large dogs are much better. They're fun, chase sticks and balls, can bark properly and generally look and behave like dogs should. Only one problem They're big dogs. They eat a lot, pull you over when on the lead, need to be walked as if on exped, knock over valuable things, did I mention they eat a lot? The compromise is a Patterdale Terrorist! They look like miniature labradors - ie their legs go right down to the floor and they DON'T look like their face was on fire and put out with a shovel. They think they are big dogs, act like it, and are cute as hell, but they don't knock over any priceless ming vases, they play for ever, are very happy to go walkies- but actually quite content to doss about too. And they are cheap to run, have no known issues - hip displasure, weak hearts, etc, and are quick, intelligent dogs too. After a life time of dogs this is my first Patterdale and I wish I'd known about them years ago. Aaand they don't cost a fortune to buy or insure. Consider one.