Dave Mason has been around a long time.Long enough to establish his own line of working dogs.Successful working dogs at that.Dave is known for the great little Arnie dog."Cotswold Hunt's Arnie".Or "Mason's Arnie",a true legendary producer of working terriers as well as having been one himself.
The Mason dogs were built off the Arnie dog,with Dave adding and blending his own dogs,to one of the most sought after line of small working terriers around.Mason Terriers trademark,is that they are small,gritty earthdogs.
Don't let the southern,soft spoken demeanor fool you,Dave Mason is a Master breeder/Terrierman who knows exactly what he's doing.If you own a Mason dog,the chances are very high,it's a good one.
We have been blessed to own some of the,tightest,but also most diversified strains of Booth dogs around.While our dogs carry the blood of proven workers and producers such as "Mileo","Red Rocket","Lil Bill","Raven","Smitty","Trap","Rocko","Bruiser II","Crackers","Simon",&"Tiny",they are all tied thru one of THE greatest foundation females of all time of any breed,the legendary "Tonic".Our dogs that are bred down from this great foundation,are hard,gritty locators that are bred to stay to task and if needed,finish whatever quarry that may be.This family is well established around the world,and there are quite a few folks who proudly own some of this family.I know we thank GOD we have been
able to.Without Robert Booth and his work,this fine line would not exist.
Nuttall is to Patterdales what Colby was to Bulldogs.If you go back far enough in just about any line,you will find Nuttall.Nuttall dogs are solid well rounded hunters,and when you have good one,it will make you proud.While there are many that come to mind,right off one thinks of "Black Tiger Rocky","Miner","Blackie","Maggie","Flint","Whip","Worry","One Eyed Jesse","Shaker","Gripper",and dogs that
come down from them.Without the input
of Brian Nuttall and his family,this fine
little breed of Terrier would not have thrived and persevered as it has.
We are thankful to own dogs of this established family.
Ken Gould has been a major player in the development and preservation of the Patterdale Terrier.
Gould dogs work today,as well as they did 30+ yrs ago.The Gould dogs are known for good finding,and dispatching quarry and displaying grit & tenacity if needed.They can run a bit larger,with strong heads/muzzles,and some leg to them.They are usually blacks or black & bronze/tans ,either smooth or broken coated.Of course they can be different colors,but the black is more prevalent.Ken's dogs can easily stand alone,or cross well with Booth,and/or Nuttall,just as they blend with Gould well.Some good ones that come to mind are:Smithy,Scratch,Troy,Spartacus,Turbo,and Black Jack to name a few.If you have yourself a good Gould dog,they are as good as any.