The Lakeland Terrier is a small-sized dog and is originated in England. The dog is said to be a good companion and a watchdog.
The Lakeland Terrier adapts to the home-environment very soon and become friendly with everyone in a short time.
- The Lakeland Terrier is said to be one of the oldest breeds.
- The Lakeland Terrier is said to be a good hunter in the olden days.
- In the Lake District of England, by crossing the Bedlington Terrier and the Old English Wirehaired Terrier, this new breed was developed and named as Lakeland Terrier.
- The Lakeland Terrier is hypoallergenic.
Compatible with children and other domestic animals, the Lakeland is a great breed choice for families or a dedicated sole owner. Inherently energetic and fun-loving, the Lakeland requires regular exercise and mental enrichment.
Highly intelligent and responsive, the Lakeland can be trained to a good degree. On average a healthy Lakeland will weigh 6-8 kg depending on its gender, with a life expectancy of 10-12 years when shown the appropriate care. It is not uncommon for a Lakeland to outlive this expectancy.
Distinctive in appearance, yet bearing a striking resemblance to the Airedale Terrier, the Lakeland is characterised by a medium build, a high-set tail, triangular 'drop' ears and a wiry outer coat in common colour variations of black, blue, liver, tan and grizzle.
A good and quality diet should be planned and fed for the Lakeland terrier. Do not feed it heavily and so prepare a food schedule and feed it accordingly. Try to use clean drinking water all the time.
The Lakeland Terrier is very active and likes to go for walks along with the owners. It prefers long walks and regular exercise will make it fit and healthy. It impresses the owner with its outstanding activeness and sportiveness.
Due to its small size and activeness, it might attract the other bog animals which may turn danger for the dog. So, do not let any other animals to come near the dog and always keep an eye on the dog whenever it is on for the daily walks.
Selectively bred for its hardy capabilities, the Lakeland is typically healthy and long-lived. As with most other breeds, the Lakeland is prone to certain afflictions, including optical disorders, dermatitis and hip dysplasia. No serious breed-specific or genetic diseases are documented for the breed.