Lakeland Terrier – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Terrier Dogs
Height:
13 to 14 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
15 to 17 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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Lakeland Terrier is a dog of 15 inches and 17 pounds.

Females are slightly smaller in size compared to males, and both males and females tend to live between 12 to 15 years. Overall, this is a small dog with a big dog personality.

Originally from England, this dog was bred to be a farmer’s dog – their primary duty was to work in packs on sheep-stealing foxes. This is a low-shedding breed with a hard and wiry coat.

They come in several colors and many of them usually have a sporty saddle mark on the back. Ears are V-shaped while the head is rectangular.

Not that long ago this breed was known by different names, including the Fell, Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Patterdale Terrier.

In 2016, the Kennel Club of the United Kingdom lists Lakeland Terriers as a threatened native breed. That same year only 220 puppies were registered. The number of this breed in the States is also low.

Lakelands have a beautiful and harsh double coat that needs the proper maintenance by hand plucking.

It will be hard to find someone who can pluck or ‘strip’ coat, so if and when you find an experienced dog groomer with this skill to whom you trust stick to them.

If you cannot stand a lot of dander, but love dogs of unusual appearance then you shoudl definitely think about Lakeland. To remove the loose air and prevent mats, practice weekly brushing.