Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Dog Facts

Type:
Terrier
Energy:
High
Exercise Requirement:
Medium
Affection Level:
Moderately affectionate
Protection:
Not very protective, good watch dog
Size:
Small
Grooming Maintenance:
High
Temperature Preference:
Temperate
Typical Lifespan:
12-16 years

About the Lakeland Terrier Breed

The Lakeland Terrier is quite a small terrier, but makes up for it by having a lot of energy. It has a square frame, and sturdy, long legs which allow is to move speedily, but able to traverse rocky terrain. It can get itself through small gaps, a useful trait for a terrier which was often used to ferret out vermin.

The Lakeland Terrier coat is short and wiry, with a slight curl to it. It has a long head, with a brush of hair on its muzzle, and floppy, triangular ears. The coat can be black, tan, blue, liver, red or wheaten. In the past, the tail of the Lakeland Terrier was docked, but now it is more often left to grow naturally upright.

Like a lot of terriers, the Lakeland is inquisitive and fun loving. It loves to explore and sate its curiosity. This means, however, that it needs daily exercise to keep it from getting mischievous. If it doesn't expend its physical and mental energy each day, it will entertain itself, likely getting a bit naughty. It can be a bit shy around other dogs and strangers, but with good socialisation as it grows up, this shouldn't be too much of an issue.

The Lakeland also needs to have its coat groomed once or twice a week, and stripping four times a year.

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