Lakeland Terrier

Description

The Lakeland Terrier has a typical Terrier square frame and stiff coat. Its body is compact, but very strong. The neck is very well muscled and angular to the shoulders. The back slopes somewhat to the tail, which stand up and curls backward slightly toward the back. With its very angular back legs, the breed is capable of great speeds. The breed’s head is rectangular and the muzzle is moderately long. It has very small ears that are slightly pointed at the tip. The coat is close to the body, with the exception of the legs and torso. The fur covers the eyes and hangs from the chin like a beard.

Temperament

The Lakeland Terrier has the general Terrier “happy-go-lucky” attitude, but can be stubborn. There is very little that is unpleasant about this breed. It may bark unnecessarily and digs holes if kept in a backyard. The breed is good with children and generally gets along with other pets. This dog is brave and loyal. It tends to act cautious around people it doesn’t know. The breed is responsive to training and appreciates learning new and challenging ideas. The best time tot train the Lakeland Terrier is when it is a puppy.

Height and Weight

The Lakeland Terrier is an average height of 14 inches. The breed varies in weight between males and females. Males typically weigh 17 pounds and females typically weigh about 15 pounds.

Health Problems

The Lakeland Terrier tends to live a long and healthy life. The breed is not associated with any genetic conditions.

Ideal Living Conditions

As with terriers, the Lakeland Terrier is suitable for indoors or outdoors. It is typically kept indoors because it is happiest when it is close to its family. The breed will do fine in a backyard as long as it has interaction with people. If kept outdoors, it does not require a significant amount of space. A small to medium-size yard is sufficient for this breed.

Exercise

The Lakeland Terrier is a little dynamo that is generally active most of the time, whether it lives outdoors or indoors. The breed will generally run and have a good workout on its own. It is recommended that it participate in other activities. Physical play is considered exercise for this breed.

Life Expectancy

The Lakeland Terrier generally lives 10-12 years.

Litter Size

The average litter size for the Lakeland Terrier is 4 puppies.

Grooming

Brushing the Lakeland Terrier’s coat on a regular basis is recommended. The breed’s coat sheds several times each year. During this time the amount of excess fur will build up. A professional groomer isn’t necessary to remove this loose fur.

Origin

The Lakeland Terrier originates in England around the 1700s.

Group

Terrier

Color

The only acceptable color for the Lakeland Terrier is light brown.