Ryder is a young, precocious, 10-year-old boy who is the leader of the PAW Patrol. During an emergency, he calls and leads the pups on missions to help the citizens of Adventure Bay.
Nick Jr. Description
"Ryder is the leader, rescuer, and teacher of the pups. He has heart, a can-do-spirit, and the skills PAW Patrol needs to get the job done! During rescues, you can catch Ryder on his hi-tech ATV that transforms into an hovercraft and a snowmobile."
Ryder is very intelligent and creative. He trained each of the pups to their own specific job (e.g. Marshall as a firefighter dog, Chase as a police dog etc.), and he invented all of the gadgets used by the PAW Patrol team. He even taught each pup how to use their own gadgets. During an emergency, Ryder knows the solutions to each problem and he also knows which pups are needed in each mission. He is tech-savvy and has built the pups' equipment and vehicles.
During missions, Ryder is seen in all episodes as being very calm and collected. He is also very mature, patient, and friendly, which earns him the trust and loyalty of all the pups, and this makes him a good leader of the PAW Patrol. He's kind and caring towards his pups. He's always willing to help out someone with nothing in return, even if that someone happens to be a villain like Mayor Humdinger. He's quite reasonable and lenient, even to Mayor Humdinger, despite the latter's schemes.
Although Ryder is mature, he is still a child, and can be playful and childish, such as when he plays video games on his Pup-Pad. He also plays with his pups in his spare time.
Ryder has fair skin, gelled up spiky dark brown hair, and brown eyes. He wears a red, white, yellow, and blue vest, which contains the PAW Patrol logo, that covers a white long-sleeved shirt. He also wears blue jeans and has blue and white shoes. He is not as tall as the adult characters.
During missions, Ryder wears a high-tech jacket which has the same colors like his vest. During an underwater mission, Ryder wears a scuba diving suit that also has the same colors as his vest.
In "Pups and the Ghost Pirate", Ryder wears a knight costume for Halloween. Although different from what Ryder usually wears, the knight costume still contains his life vest, which inflates when Ryder was traveling over the water on his ATV.
Here is a gallery of Ryder's attires throughout the series.
Standard outfit (no sleeves)
Standard outfit (sleeves)
Standard outfit with helmet (no sleeves)
Standard outfit with helmet (sleeves)
Standard outfit with helmet and life jacket (sleeves)
Ryder's pup tag is used as an honorary status as the leader of the PAW Patrol, but sometimes uses it to communicate with the pups. His badge is the same as the main one used for the team, a big paw in the middle and red background. His mighty pups one looks the same, but the metal is a bit more darker and it has a gold background. His Dino rescue one is the same as Rex's but in red instead.
The pup-pad (also known as a pup-tablet) is one of Ryder's gadgets. The appearance of the pup-pad resembles and has similar functions of a normal electronic tablet like an iPad; however, the pup-pad has the function to work as a cell phone and its synced and connected to each PAW Patrol pup's collar. It has a special sliding mechanism, which Ryder uses this to call the PAW Patrol team to the Lookout, PAW Patroller, or the beach ("Pups Save a Mer-Pup" only) when an emergency arises. It is also connected to the Projector in the Lookout and the PAW Patroller, Ryder's ATV, and Ryder's vest. It is seen in all episodes of PAW Patrol.
The jacket of which Ryder wears during a mission is a high tech gadget. The jacket can be transformed into a life vest during aquatic missions, and it is synced with Ryder's pup-pad. It is seen in all episodes of PAW Patrol.
The ATV is Ryder's vehicle. It is a very high-tech vehicle which can transform into three modes, ATV mode, Hovercraft mode and Snowmobile mode. The ATV mode is the default mode of the ATV. It is used as a form of transport to get around Adventure Bay during land-based missions. The Hovercraft mode is the ATV's second mode and it's usually use in aquatic missions. The Snowmobile mode is the ATV's third mode and used in snow-related missions. The vehicle number is 01. Like Ryder's Pup-Pad, it is seen in all episodes of PAW Patrol. In "Pups Go All Monkey", it was revealed that Ryder's ATV has autopilot. In "Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Tigers", Ryder's ATV was repainted just like Skye's helicopter. He can transformed during the aviator mission.
Ryder possesses the skills and abilities of a leader. Ryder is very intelligent. He is able to solve any problem that occurs in Adventure Bay. Ryder is very organized and always prepared for any mission.
Ryder knows what to do for any kind of emergency. In the episode "Pups Save the Treats", Ryder was able to perform acrobatic somersaults to get back onto his ATV from the ice he was on.
Ryder is really skilled in inventing and repairing gadgets. He is seen in several occasions fixing up his ATV or the pup's gadgets along with Rocky. He also knows how to operate all of the PAW Patrol's equipment and gadgets, but he is too big to drive their vehicles.