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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.
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.
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.
- Lakeland Terriers have a double coat with a soft undercoat covered by a hard, wiry outercoat.
- They are a high-maintenance grooming breed and should be combed twice weekly with a professional clipping four times a year.
- Some Lakeland Terriers have a “saddle” marking over their back and shoulders. They have short backs but long legs.
12 to 16 years
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.
Lakeland Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.
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.
- Only two dogs have won both the Westminster and Crufts dog shows, and one was a Lakeland Terrier named Champion Stingray of Derryabah, who did it in 1967.
- Lakeland Terriers were developed as hunting dogs, and their main function was to protect sheep from foxes.
- Lakeland Terriers have been recognized by the American Kennel Club since 1934, but they’ve never become a popular American pet.