Thinking about purchasing an Lakeland Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Lakeland Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Lakeland Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Lakeland Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Lakeland Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Lakeland Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Lakeland Terrier Profile
Lakeland Terriers are a small, workman-like dog of square, sturdy build who resemble the wire fox terrier. They are thought to be the exact copy of the Airedale Terrier, miniaturized. They have short drop ears that are round on the ends, and quite a face with facial hair. They have rather narrow bodies, but deep chests. They are smaller dogs, but with the same amount of ability as any bigger dog. Lakeland Terriers generally like everyone they meet and can distinguish friends from strangers. They are good watch dogs, and good guard dogs for their size. They are lively, intelligent and stubborn. Lakeland Terriers are level headed and of sound temperament. The Lakeland Terrier is an enthusiastic breed who enjoys playing with adults or children and has a way of getting its own way, making them an entertaining pet.
Height: 13 - 15
in various colors. Black and tan, blue and tan, red-gray, red, wheat, liver,
blue or black.
Terriers are brave and hardy. They are intelligent, alert, confident and bold.
They are wary with strangers, but will warm up to them. They are friendly to
almost anyone, and get along with children well. They have the energy to match
them. Lakeland Terriers are level headed, fun, and have the ability to get what
they want usually.
Very High. Lakeland Terriers are very alert, and very good at letting
their masters know what is going on.
Lakeland Terrier Care and Exercise:
Pluck or strip the double coat of a Lakeland Terrier to maintain
strong color and proper texture. A coat which is properly textured will shed
dirt easily. Lakeland Terriers need regular grooming that should consist of
brushing at least three times a week. Bathe only when necessary, otherwise their
coat will become too dry. The Lakeland Terrier's exercise should consist of
long walks and a secured backyard to play in.
Activity: Very High. Lakelands
are a very energetic breed, and owners should be aware of this before buying
Lakeland Terrier Health Issues: Legg-Perthes disease (degenerative disease of the hip bones), cataracts and lens luxation.
Life Span: 12 - 16 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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