Lakeland Terrier Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Small
  • Ease of Training:Low/Medium
  • Grooming:Medium/High
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Daily Walk
  • Energy Level:High
  • Protection:Makes an effective watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes, with older, gentle children
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:17 lbs
  • Height:Male: 14.5; Female: 13.5 inches
  • Coat Colour:Solid (blue, black, liver, red, or wheaten); or wheaten or golden tan with a saddle of blue, black, liver or grizzle

Lakeland Terrier Coat

The Lakeland Terrier has a thick double coat making grooming a chore. The outer coat should be hard and wiry in texture, while the undercoat should be soft and lie close to the body of the dog.

Lakeland Terrier Character

The Lakeland Terrier can be wary around strangers, but does well with other dogs and can do well with cats if properly socialized at an early stage in life. This dog loves to chase moving objects so should never be let off lead unless in a fenced in yard.

Lakeland Terrier Temperament

Peppy, spunky, and jolly, this breed does exceptionally well with children. Very feisty and vivacious, this breed requires firm training. They love to dig and have the tendency to guard items that he considers "his." The Lakeland Terrier is somewhat of a barker.

Lakeland Terrier Care

The Lakeland Terrier sheds little to no hair, but does require frequent grooming. A professional should perform hand plucking the hair approximately three times per year. Hair inside the ears should also be plucked. The beard of this breed should be regularly cleaned.

Lakeland Terrier Activity

As with most terriers, this breed is very lively and would do best with a small to average size yard. However, will do okay without one. The Lakeland Terrier does exceptionally well in agility, and loves jogging or brisk runs.

Lakeland Terrier Health and Life Expectancy

Although the Lakeland Terrier is generally a healthy and robust breed, there are a few health issues to look out for. This includes Legg-Perthes, elbow dysplasia, lens luxation, cataracts, thyroid problems, and vWD. The life expectancy of the Lakeland Terrier is around 12-16 years. The parents of the Lakeland Terrier puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.