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Lakeland Terriers

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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
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Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terriers

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Average Height & Weight

The Lakeland Terrier is considered a Small dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 14.5 inches.

Weight: 17 pounds.

Females – Height: 13.5 inches.

Weight: 17 pounds.

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Lakeland Terrier


Typical Coloring

Lakeland Terriers are commonly blue, black, liver, red and wheaten.





If you had to pick one word to describe Lakeland Terriers, it would be spunky. This breed is always busy, whether they’re playing, hunting or exploring. They are bold and friendly dogs with high intelligence and a surprisingly sensitive nature.




Activity Level

Lakeland Terriers are a high-energy breed with moderate exercise requirements.

They enjoy taking long walks on a leash as well as playing in a fenced-in backyard. If they do not get adequate daily exercise, they will turn mischievous.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 16 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Lakeland Terriers include lens luxation and distichiasis. Von Willebrand Disease and Legg-Perthes are less common but still occur within the breed.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Lakeland Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



Lakeland Terrier


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

For owners who don’t mind putting in the time and effort to train them, Lakeland Terriers make good family pets. They are not good with other dogs or household pets, however, often becoming aggressive toward them.




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