Species group: Terrier Group dogs
Other name(s): Lakeland
According to the United States Lakeland Terrier Club, this breed was developed in England's Lake District in the 1800s to pursue foxes which raided farmer's flocks of sheep during lambing season. While many terriers were only expected to flush their prey, the Lakeland was required to dig in and kill the fox in its lair. As a result, this breed had to be especially courageous and determined.
As a result, the Lakeland Terrier does best with an active owner who understands the terrier psychology. This dog may dig or even get itself caught in some tight spots if neglected. They need kind, consistent socialization and training, as well as lots of exercise to help burn some of that intensity.
Appearance / health:
The skull is flat on top and moderately broad with smooth, flat cheeks. The stop is barely perceptible. The muzzle is strong with a straight nose bridge. The head is well balanced and rectangular. The length of the skull is equal to the length of the muzzle. The nose is black. The neck is long and strong. The tail is set high on the back.
Lakeland Terriers are average shedders. Regular brushing and combing is required to remove the dead hair from the coats. Plucking the coat is done once a year.
They require moderate amounts of exercise. Daily walks, short, sprints, and training sessions keep the dog physically active. An active dog is less likely to display destructive behavior.
Lakeland Terriers are a relatively healthy breed and do not show many hereditary diseases.
Behavior / temperament:
Several Lakeland Terriers may develop destructive behavior such as excessive barking out of sheer boredom. Hence, owners may need to spend significant amounts of time training, socializing, and exercising the dog. They tend to be possessive of their toys and food. They mature slowly, and stay in the puppy stage for several years.
Training may be difficult especially obedience training. However, they have a high learning rate. Early socialization and training may help prevent several behavioral problems and help form a strong bond between the owner and pet.
They enjoy barking and some Lakeland Terriers can be excessive barkers.
active family, Overall positive Fun, energetic Good mood, Faithful Dog, fantastic family pet
little aggression, Vicky barks, loads tiny hairs
acutely sharp instincts, curly ginger coat, endless stamina
A Very Loving and Faithful Dog who likes to be Involved in Everything
When we first received Vic-Sticks (the name being a childhood variation on Victoria/Vicky that seems to have stuck) she was a 'breeding bitch' who had miscarried. Due to her traumatic experience Vicky's owner (a breeder and Crufts trainer) was keen to give her a loving home in which she could retire to.
At first, we were beside ourselves as she had brought some very bad habits with her such as pooing up walls. After a phone call to the breeder we learnt that she did this to keep the waste out of her old wired kennel. However, to her credit, Vicky did beat this habit as she began to go to the toilet outside before bedtime. Sticking to the bad parts first, Vicky barks if she is shut out of the action as she likes to follow the most active member of the household around during their daily activities. In my personal opinion, this is not a bad feature. Yes, the barking is naughty, but I find it so endearing that she wants to be my side! It is wonderful having a companion that is up for anything, whether that be a walk in the park of sitting patiently while you muck out the stables.
Vicky is most content when everyone is in the house for the night, she curls up in her basket and relaxes quietly while enjoying the company. For this reason, I believe the Lakeland Terrier is a fantastic family pet. Vicky was around while my sister, brother and I were growing up and I think we could all agree that she had a profound and lasting effect upon us all. They are such happy and bouncy dogs!
Vicky does require a trip to the groomer every 2 months and 1 month during the summer (as their fur is quite thick). However, if you feel up to it, you can easily give the breed a trim yourself, we have, several times and Vicky seemed happy enough! Also, don't be fooled by the somehow confirmed fact that they don't malt! We originally bought Vicky because we read the Lakeland Terrier breed didn't malt, but if you pick her up she will get loads tiny hairs on your clothing which can be a little frustrating! However, she doesn't seem to leave that many hairs around the house.
Unfortunately, we have been told by the vet that Vicky (in her old age) is nearly deaf and blind. However, this hasn't changed her daily routine very much, she is still keen to keep you company and when interacting, although you have to shout (rather loudly), she will always respond..
From janks8 Jul 10 2015 9:02PM
Very good for joints
Omega3 acids have been shown to help in many health conditions, the most for these 5: - Osteoarthritis - Inflammatory skin disorders (including allergies) - Cardiovascular disorders - Renal disease - Cognitive function and neurological health In cases where disease (i.e. ostheoarthritis) is already present, it might be challenging to get required dose through diet, thankfully supplements can help there. In order to get the therapeutic effect you need to dose them correctly, for this you need to consult your vet, so they can recommend the dose and product you should use. Keep in mind this is not a short term treatment, omega3 fatty acids have a buildup period of 6-8 weeks before they reach high enough concentrations in your dogs body, and they need to be used all the time, if you make a pause, then you need a buildup period again, and your dogs health might deteriorate if it benefited from omega 3 supplementation. To sum up: - Consult your vet about the dose. - Use products that contain both EPA and DHA in highest concentration possible and right ratio. - Don't use on and off but permanently..
From Vuk Ignjic DVM 139 days ago
Keswick the Lakeland Terrier
Keswick was the name of the lakeland terrier me and my family owned it was the first dog we owned and as the name suggests this dog is from Keswick in the lakelands UK.
For a active family this dog is great as a small dog. But if you are looking to train a dog so it can be off the lead and play games outside then this dog is not for you.
I have owned 2 Lakelands now and both have been unable to train to the level of some dogs.
They are highly active and need space to run around a lot.
They will always alert you if there is someone approaching your house by barking but due to the size of the dog they would not put up my of a deterrent against people entering your house..
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