Lakeland Terrier

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Is the Lakeland Terrier right for you?

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Other name(s): Lakeland

The basics:
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

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Lakeland Terrier

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