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Lakeland Terrier Breed Summary

Affectionate, Friendly, Sassy, Vocal and Confident

These dogs are extremely cheeky chappies who are both mischievous and highly comical - but how could you tell that little sweet face off! Additionally, they are extremely adaptable and are just as happy in an apartment as they would be in a mansion!

They are very affectionate and are extremely loyal and protective when it comes to their families. They absolutely adore humans and love to be involved in every aspect of home life.

Fun Fact: A Lakeland Terrier named Waffle, living in the UK has a collection of over 1,000 balls which his owner is not allowed to move!

Kennel Club Group Terrier
Lifespan 9 - 15 Years
Height (at the withers) Males and Females 14in - 15in
Weight Males and Females 15lb - 17lb
Coat Double Coats that are Dense with a Harsh Outer Coat. They are Thick and Weather-Resistant.
Color Black, Black & Tan, Blue, Blue & Tan, Liver, Red, Red Grizzle, Wheaten
Eye color Dark or Hazel
Common health issues Primary lens luxation, Cataracts, Persistent pupillary membranes, Microphthalmia, Ventricular septal defect, Legg-Calve-Perthes syndrome
Other Names Lakeland, Lakie

Lakeland Terriers are known for their affectionate and friendly ways. They get on very well with hoomans as well as children and other dogs. They can sometimes be quite feisty which makes them a little harder to train, so they're probably not the best breed for a first-time owner. Once trained properly, they make fantastic family pets and their comical ways make people quickly fall in love with them! Although small, their tendency to be fairly vocal may rule out being able to live in an apartment (unless you have sound-proof walls!). These dogs require a fair amount of grooming due to their double coats however, for the right family, they make excellent pets.

Lakelands are among the oldest of Britain’s terriers. The name derives from the beautiful Lake District in northern England, where once upon a time farmers used small packs of dogs to rid their property of foxes that raided sheepfolds. This, of course, was a very different kind of English foxhunt than the glamorous affairs on grand country estates, with dozens of red-coated equestrians and huge packs of bawling hounds. The Lakeland was first and foremost a workingman’s terrier.