I'm looking for some information of patterdales, im thinking of getting one and just looking for a bit of information. Do they have a good temprement, i have a 5 year old daughter so it will be and in door pet the majority of the time but also my stalking buddy. Will they make a bidable deer dog? im not talking about tracking 3 day old scents etc but if a deer gets into cover will the patterdale be able to find it if put on the track realtivly soon after the shot? also be used for the od bit of rabbit shooting. but mainly will it be quiet and walk at heel or is it likely to go tearing off down the fire break if its gets a whif of anything?
I know a lab is the obvious choice but her in doors is moaning that they are to big and hairy and messy so its a bit of a compromise.