Lakeland Terrier

With a sturdy and compact frame, the Lakeland Terrier is essentially a smaller version of the Welsh Terrier. With strong legs and a distinctive muzzle, this breed is well balanced and in proportion to its size. The Lakeland Terrier has a shaggy outercoat and a softer, shorter undercoat. They are loyal family dogs.

 

Country of Origin
England
Colour
Puppies sometimes start off as black and develop different colourings as they grow. Coat colours may include blue, black, red, liver and wheaten with varying saddle markings along the body.
Size
Small
Height / Weight
The average height of this breed is 32 - 38cms and the weight range is 6 - 8kgs.
Health
This breed has few health issues that can mostly be prevented with adequate grooming. It should be noted that manmade fibre has been shown to cause ear and chest issues, so owners should stick with cotton bedding.
Life Span
13-14 years
Intelligence
With an independent streak, this breed needs a firm and consistent training method. They are intelligent but can be stubborn.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

This breed can happily follow a typical doggy diet.

Feeding Cost
$5-$10 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
Lakeland Terriers will need a daily walk or run. They also enjoy playing catch and have been known to excel in agility skills.
Ailments
This breed has few health issues that can mostly be prevented with adequate grooming. It should be noted that manmade fibre has been shown to cause ear and chest issues, so owners should stick with cotton bedding.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

This breed will need to be plucked a few times a year either by you or a professional groomer. Loose hair should be trimmed from around the ears and between the pads on their feet.

 

 

Grooming Frequency
Once a week
Trimming
Little
Dating back to the 1800s, the Lakeland Terrier is considered to be somewhat of a veteran dog breed. They were developed by crossbreeding a Bedlington Terrier with the Old English Wirehaired Terrier of England’s Lake District. Previously used to hunt rodents, Lakeland Terrier’s were able to hunt in different terrains and even in water. They were officially recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1934.


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