- Dog Breed Group
- Terrier Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- England, digging, hunting dog.
- Life Expectancy
- 12 - 16 Years
- Black and tan, blue and tan, red-gray, red, wheat, liver, blue or black.
- Thick, hard and sheds water.
- Exercise Needs
- Exercise should consist of long walks and a secured backyard to play in.
- The Lakeland Terrier is hardy and brave. He is an intelligent dog who learns quickly. Needs to be socialized at an early age.
- Good with Children
- Good with children. He will stand his ground against other dogs and he needs to be taught when young not to chase cats.
- Grooming Needs
- Pluck or strip his double coat to maintain strong color and proper texture. A coat which is properly textured will shed dirt. Re
- Average Size - Male (in)
- Average Size - Female (in)
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- Proportionately Less
- Health Issues
- Cataracts, lens luxationv
- Living Conditions
- Urban or country he will fit well into any home situation. An apartment is adequate if given daily exercise.
He is a small, workman like dog of square, sturdy build who resembles the wire fox terrier. He generally likes everyone he meets and can distinguish friends from strangers. An enthusiastic breed he enjoys playing with adults or children and has a way of getting his own way making him an entertaining pet. He is related to the Border, Bedlington and Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Developed over a long period of time to be a digging, hunting dog. The Lakeland Terrier was used to hunt vermin in the rugged shale mountains of the Lake District of northern England.
The Lakeland has an alert manner and a strong sense of protection for its owner, and so makes a good watch-dog.
The Lakeland Terrier has such a strong personality and such endearing ways that it soon becomes the center of all attention.
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