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Lakeland Terrier Information

Name Lakeland Terrier
Other Name Lakeland Terrier
Origin England
Build Type Small
Life Cycle 12-14 years
Group Terrier
Character Intelligent, Confident, Friendly, Trainable, independent, Lively
Height Male:12-15 inches
Female:12-15 inches
Weight Male:14-17 pounds
Female: 14-16 pound
Color Black & Tan, Blue, Black, Grizzle, Wheaten, Tan, Red
Average price 1200 US$


Good with Kids ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Child Friendly ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Cat Friendly ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Dog Friendly ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Trainability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Shedding ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Watchdog ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Intelligence ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Grooming ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Popularity ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Adaptability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Hypoallergenic Yes

Lakeland Terrier


The Lakeland Terrier is a quiet investigator, able to spend all the day in search of unknown interest. It is lively dog which enjoys playing with children, however, stranger dogs and other pets are not accepted. It makes fun with family and enjoys company of its master. It gets involved into hunting, running and chasing. It is purely a clown for amusement indoors and active detective outdoors. It is intelligent and self dominating stand-alone dog. Naughty and clever, this breed needs careful training. One should have tolerance and sense of humor along with strong will to train this sharp breed.

Small in size, square like shaped, short-backed Lakeland Terrier has a robust physique resembling a workman. Its body allows the Lakeland Terrier to pass through narrow passages during the investigation. Its long legs enable it to run fast and travel through the hard surface of the mountain. The ground touching and easy gait of the dog has good approach of grasp. The terrier’s double coat is comprised of a tough and curvy outer coat, which comes in a variety of colors including blue, black, liver, red, and wheaten, and a soft undercoat. Its expression is mood dependent and it is emanated to the viewers. Its happiness or sadness is clearly visible to the people in its surrounding.

The Lakeland Terrier breed is named from its home of origin, the Lake District in England. The dog is a small rarely mid-size belongs to the Terrier family. The Lakeland Terrier is as old as 1800s back and is known to be the oldest breed of terrier. Native people of the Lake District in the United Kingdom were the first who build and develop the Lakeland Terriers and had used them as packs of hounds to hunt game specially badgers, otter and foxes. They were also used as crops guards to stop destruction of fields by foxes. The Lakeland Terrier were also volunteer at chasing and expelling varmint and fur. The breed is believed that it shares a similar descent with the Bedlington terrier, a sheep like dog. Originally related to Elterwater, Patterdale, and Fell Terrier, it was formally recognized as the Lakeland Terrier in 1921 and got recognition by American Kennel Club in 1934. Its applications of today are hunter, detective, investigator, tacking, watchdog and family guardian.


The Lakeland Terrier madly exploring-natured and lively dog. It is fond of plying outfield in search of somewhat interesting for it. It will tack the smell to its end to find out resultant. It remains active and curious outdoor. In the family, it is a companionate member who loves to work along. The Lakeland Terrier feels easy while playing with children and entertain them in a way as it is a true clown. They do not love the solitary life rather enjoy the company of house members. Prolong solitary may introduce some unpleasant behavior in them like digging, barking, chewing and will get frustrated. Although reserved with strangers, the Lakeland Terrier may act overly aggressive towards small animals and other dogs. This stubborn, independent, and clever breed can become mischievous at times, too. Therefore, the sensitive Lakeland Terrier expects a diligent trainer and one that integrates cheerful games. One positive thing about this breed is that they are very cautioners towards its family and will protect them. They bark on strangers and on other elements who, in their opinion, posing threat to family members or property. Training would make them understand the command of stop barking when alarm has been noticed by the owner. Same way, after introduction, they will behave friendly with strangers.

To housetrain this breed, you need an expert trainer or you have to be patient enough and ready to expand time. The training should be started from its puppyhood. If you have other pets in your house, you need to socialize on early bases and introduce your pets to them in their initial training phase. For daily exercises, again you need to plan some activity for them. A reasonable leashed walk or an energetic game in the yard is all this dynamic dog needs to fulfill its practice demands. But it loves to wander around, investigate, and hunt when given a chance. Although the dog relishes passing its day in the yard, it should be given plenty of time to rest preferably indoors or under shed at night.

Owner Should Know

  1. They are enthusiastic and need greater energy.
  2. It can dominate a weak owner and will exercise authoritative control over the house. This dog is not for new dog lovers.
  3. The will of chase can taunt it to track some animal, do not let it open and wander around. Keep leashed when you are away.
  4. Let it play and arrange a fenced yard to exercise its activities.
  5. Usually they are not excessive barker, however, some loneliness or other frustrations may lead it to bark aggressively.
  6. Housetrain is relatively a difficult job, but to be conducted n proficient manner.
  7. Obedience training is vital to make effective family dog.
  8. Try to get healthy puppy from trusted breeders and ensure puppies are possessing good health.

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