Lakeland Terrier

The Lakeland Terrier is a resilient small breed of dog native to England’s Lake District. Bred for their indomitable courage, unstoppable stamina, and prodigious strength in hunting foxes and badgers, the same qualities make them perfect companions too! But beware: being true terriers at heart means they may indulge in behaviors such as digging holes or barking excessively – but only if you don’t keep an eye on them. So, no matter where your furry friend lives with you, it’s important to be mindful of their heritage when managing certain habits that come naturally.

The Lakeland Terrier is a relatively “hypoallergenic breed”, with their wiry outer coat requiring only moderate grooming to maintain its glossy condition. Interestingly, this particular terrier comes in an array of different colors; ranging from black and tan to red grizzle and wheaten! And while they may appear similar to the Welsh Terrier at first glance, they are slightly smaller than their counterpart.

The vibrant energy of these dogs is palpable, always ready to pounce into action. Although they need a certain amount of exercise and playtime, their adaptability allows them the flexibility to adjust without exhausting amounts of structured activities. Having an outdoor space for exploration and digging can be beneficial; however, you should make sure to secure your boundaries because it’s in their nature to sneak through any available cracks or holes!

The jovial Lakeland struts like a majestic rooster and has an unmatched sense of humor. His alluring personality, intelligence, and craving for life are tough to compete against – Lakeys adore their family members and make ideal furry companions for those who enjoy the exuberance that terriers bring into one’s life.

Although the Lakeland Terrier may not be the biggest or most eye-catching of terriers, they have an incomparable presence while being walked. You can spot them by their jaunty steps and supremely confident posture—they believe that there is no one as great as themselves! At a mere 17 pounds, these bundles of enthusiasm present hours of amusement with their muscular build and ceaseless energy.

  • Furlyfe Rank
  • Group AKC Terrier
  • Origin United Kingdom
  • Size Small
  • Weight 15 to 18 pounds
  • Coat Length Short
  • Coat Type Double, Wiry
  • Colors Black, Black & Tan, Blue, Blue & Tan, Grizzle & Tan, Liver, Red, Red Grizzle, Wheaten
  • Other Names None
  • Temperament Independent, Bold, Confident, Friendly, Intelligent, Trainable

Breed Characteristics

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