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Ryder is a ten-year-old boy and the main protagonist of the TV series PAW Patrol. He is the 1st member of the PAW Patrol and is the team's leader.


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 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, since he is a child.

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.

Equipment and Gadgets

Pup tag

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 transform it during the aviator mission.

Mission PAW vehicle

Ryder has a four wheeled skateboard for use in Mission PAW missions.

Skills and Abilities

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.


  • "No job is too big, no pup is too small!"
  • "PAW Patrol, to the Lookout!"
  • "Thanks from hurrying, pups!"
  • "Robo-dog, bring in the Air Patroller!" (Air rescues only)
  • "An extraordinary mission like this calls for extraordinary gear and vehicles. This is a Mission PAW!" (from "Mission PAW: Quest for the Crown")
  • "Robo-Dog, put us in stealth mode." (Mission PAW missions only)
  • "Alright! PAW Patrol is on a roll!"
  • "Mighty Pups are ready to go, go, go!" ("Mighty Pups")
  • "Alright! Mighty Pups are on a roll!" (Mighty Pups, Super Paws and Charged Up missions only)
  • "Mighty Pups to the Lookout!" (starting on "Mighty Pups, Super Paws: When Super Kitties Attack")
  • "Let's roll!"
  • "Life-jacket deploy!" (water missions only)
  • "I'm sure there's a simple explanation."
  • "ATV on auto-pilot!"
  • "All paws on deck!"
  • "Whenever you're in trouble, just yelp for help!"
    • "Whenever you need us, just yelp for help!"
    • "Whenever you're in trouble, just ho-ho-ho for help!" (from "Pups Save Christmas")
    • "Whenever you're in trouble just honk for help!" (from "Pup Pup Goose")
    • "Whenever it's your birthday, just yelp for help!" (from "Pups Turn on the Lights")
    • "Whenever you're in trouble, just yeee-ha for help!" (from "Pups Save a Hoedown")
    • "If you need some extra courage, just yelp for help!" (from "Pups Save a Toof")
    • "If you ever have another giant dream, just snore for help!" (from "Pups and the Beanstalk")
    • "Whenever you're in trouble, just yelp... or 'arrgh' for help!" (from "Pups and the Pirate Treasure")
    • "Whenever you're in trouble, just yelp... or 'beep-beep' for help!" (from "Pups Save the Space Alien")
    • "Whenever you're in trouble, just yelp... or ribbit for help!" (from "Pups Save a Flying Frog")
    • "If you need anything while your ankle heals, just yelp for help!" (from "Pups Save Jake")
    • "Whenever you're in trouble, just yelp... or slap your tail for help!" (from "Pups Save the Beavers")
    • "Whenever you're in trouble, just yelp... or snore for help!" (from "Pups Save a Ghost")
    • "Whenever you're in trouble, just roar for help!" (from "Pups Save a Big Bone")
    • "Whenever you're in trouble, just belly flop for help!" (from "Pups Save the Pop-Up Penguins")
    • "Whenever you or your critters are in trouble, just yelp for help!" (from "Pups Save a Sleepover")
    • "Whenever you're having problems hiding or seeking, just hiccup for help!" (from "Pups Save a Dragon")
    • "Whenever your tooth gets stuck in a carrot, stolen by a crow, lost in a sardine bucket, and knocked around by whales, just yelp for help!" (from "Pups Save a Lost Tooth")
    • "Whenever you're in ghostly trouble again, just say 'oooooh' for help!" (from "Mission PAW: Royally Spooked")
    • "Whenever you've got a flat, or a goat's got your pizza dough, just yelp for help!" (from "Pups Save a Pizza")
    • "Whenever you're in trouble, just yelp for help! Hopefully before you lose your pup tag." (from "Pups Save Skye")
    • "Remember, whenever your in trouble, just belly flop for help!" (from "Pups Save the Penguins")
    • "If the turtles ever need us again, they just have to... (giggling), ...tickle for help." (from "Pups and the Trouble with Turtles")
    • "Whenever you need bees, just buzz for help!" (from "Pups Save the Queen Bee")
    • "And remember, if you ever need us, just squawk for help!" (from "Pups Save a Stowaway")
    • "Hey, whenever you have a pet problem, just yelp for help!" (from "Pups Save the Runaway Kitties")
    • "And remember, whenever you have an itch, just 'ooga ooga' for help!" (from "Pups Save Big Hairy")
    • Whenever you're in trouble, just 'HAYA!' for help!" (from "Pups Save Sensei Yumi")
    • "Whenever you're in trouble, just wish for help!" (from "Pups Save a Frog Mayor")
    • "Whenever your boat is stuck on a mountain, just 'bah-gawk' for help!" (from "Pups Save a Freaky Pup-Day")
    • "Whenever you're stuck in a storm, just howl for help!" (from "Pups Save a White Wolf")
    • "Whenever the rain is going to spoil your picture-perfect day, just yelp for help!" (from "Pups Save the Chalk Art")
    • "Whenever your holidays are in trouble, just yelp for help!" (from "Pups Save a Bah Humdinger")
  • "You're all such good pups!"
Original PAW Patrol members
Chase | Marshall | Rocky | Rubble | Ryder | Skye | Zuma
Secondary/occasional PAW Patrol members
Al | Cap'n Turbot | Ella | Everest | Liberty | Rex | Robo-Dog | Tracker | Tuck | Wild
Cat Chase | Cat Marshall | Cat Rocky | Cat Rubble | Cat Skye | Cat Zuma | Mayor Humdinger | Meow-Meow
Ruff-Ruff Pack team members
Dwayne | Gasket | Hubcap
Cat Pack team members
Leo | Rory | Shade | Wild
Other animals
Apollo the Super-Pup | Arrby | Baby bat | Baby dolphin | Baby goats | Baby hippos | Baby mer-pup | Baby snakes | Baby stegosaurus | Baby Triceratops | Baby walrus pup | Baby whale | Bats | Bayberry | Bears | Benny | Bessie | Bettina | Bettina's calf | Big Bill | Big Hairy | Blizzy | Blue-beaked albatross | Blue-footed booby bird | Brachiosaurus | Buddy | Bullfrogs | | Bunnies | Butterflies | Cali | Captain Blackfur | Cassandra the Cruelest Kitten | Catfish | Chickaletta | Chipmunks | Chompy the Beaver | Claw | The Copycat | Crocodile | Crows | Daisy | Delores | Dolphins | Draco | Ducks | Ebenezer | Edwena | Emma and Corny | Eunice and Ellie | Father wolf | Flame | Friendly snake | Fuzzy | Garbie | Giant baby octopus | Giant octopus | Giant sea slug | Gilda | Gilda's brother | Gilda's mother | Gophers | Henry and Elizabeth | Hops | Jade | Jenny | Joey (kangaroo | turtle) | Jumpy Jumper | Lambs | Leo | Little eagle | Little Hairy | Little Hootie | Mama eagle | Mama Hootie | Mama mer-pup | Mamma Dragon | Mandy | Mandy's father | Mandy's mother | Marley | Matea | Maverick | Maynard | Mice | Mindy | Mindy Moo | Mother whale | Mother wolf | Mula Terca | Myrna | Narly | Narwhal whale | Olivia | Oscar | Penguins | Piglets | Polar bears | Precious | Precious' brother | Priscilla | Pupaletta | Queen bee | Randy | Roostario | Rubble-Double | Ruby | Rumbletop white tigers | Rusty | Scorch | Seagulls | Sheep | Skunk | Smiley | Snake | Songbirds | Sparks | Speedy Steve | Spider King | Squeak | Squirrels | Star | Stegosaurus | Sweetfoot | Sweetie | Sylvia | Terry | Triceratops | Tropical fish | Turtles | Tyrannosaurus Rex | Tyrese | Unnamed baby deer | Unnamed black cat | Unnamed brown cat | Unnamed female deer | Unnamed male deer | Unnamed gray cat | Unnamed worm | Velociraptors | Waddle | Walinda | Wally | Water snakes | Whiskers | White tiger cub | White tiger mom | White wolf cub | Xander
Adventure Bay residents | Arizona Goodway | Butler of Barkingburg Castle | Cake judge | Cap'n Turbot | Cassie | The Cheetah | Chili and pizza judge | Cletus | Cowgirl Beryl | Dierdre | Dr. Tammy Turbot | Earl of Barkingburg | Farmer Al | Farmer Yumi | Francois Turbot | Grover Goodway | Gustavo Goodway | Hailey Daily | Helga Humdinger | Hurricane Harrigan | Jake | Ladybird | Lionel Lightspeed | Luke Stars | Mailman | Mayor Goodway | Mayor Humdinger | Mr. Hudson | Mr. Porter | Mr. Wingnut | Mrs. Wingnut | Ms. Marjorie | Otis Goodway | Precious' owner's father | Precious' owner's mother | Raimundo | Riff Rockenbock | Roger | Ron Rapidfire | Santa Claus | Sid Swashbuckle the Pirate | Spud | Suzie | The Great Wendini | The Whoosh | Toodles | Traveling Travis | Wild Wilbur | Willy Widewheels Jr. | Winnie Winnington
Kids and teenagers
Ace Sorensen | Alex Porter | Carlos | Danny | Duke of Flappington | Eddie | Emmy | Foggy Bottom Boomers | Harold Humdinger | Jeremy the Genie | Julius Goodway | Julia Goodway | Katie | Precious' owner | Princess of Barkingburg | Ryder | Taylor Turbot
Adventure Bay Snow Monster | Busby | Dragon | Earl | Jim Gaffigan | Seabee | Space Alien | Space Alien's mother | Waiter Bot