Lakeland Terrier

The Lakeland Terrier like most terriers is alert and lively and does like to keep busy. They are friendly towards other dogs unlike most other terriers.

These small dogs are also good around strangers, just make sure they don’t get bored or they are likely to get a little naughty around the house.

Lakeland Terrier Facts

Lakeland Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      5 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        1 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 33-37 cm (13-14.5 in)

Weight: 7-8 kg (15.5-18 lb)

Coat: Harsh and dense with a good undercoat. Is weather resistant that’s for sure

Colour: Black and tan, blue and tan, red, wheaten, red grizzle, liver, blue or black

Lifespan: 13-14 years

Special Characteristics

The Lakeland Terrier is very easily aroused and loves to keep active and busy around the home. These dogs are described as being keen, quick, friendly, confident, courageous, tenacious and independent.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs love to keep active and do require a lot of exercise. This breed has high exercise requirements and does need a good long walk and run around every day to keep them satisfied.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: They are super loyal towards their owners and show them lots of affection.

Children: Most are great around children, more so if raised with them or are around kids often.

Other Pets: They have a high prey drive and do love a good chase so are likely to harm other small animals and may well injure cats if not raised with them.

Strangers: Are friendly towards strangers, even more so if well socialised from an early age.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are known to be good around other unknown dogs. If you keep them well socialised they well be friendly towards other dogs most of the time.

What to Watch Out For

These little dogs have been known to be problematic around other dogs at times. To avoid this you need to socialise them with other dogs from an early age.

Health Risks

Three health risks to take note of with this breed; hip and elbow dysplasia, cataracts, Legg-Calve-Perthes.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Lakeland Terrier needs to be active and playful and will include the dog in all their exercise and games to keep them happy and content.

More Photos

Lakeland Terrier with wheaten fur coat Lakeland Terrier with black and tan fur coat

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