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Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier The Lakeland Terrier breed is an active, independent-minded Terrier breed. Though Lakeland Terriers are not particularly inclined toward obedience, they do tend to be devoted to their families. The Lakeland Terrier's Behavior Source: The United States Lakeland Terrier Club. Recommended for: pet, working dog The Lakeland Terrier dog breed is a very active breed. Lakeland Terriers are still widely used as working dogs in England. Friendly and devoted without being possessive, the Lakeland Terrier breed tends to make great companion dogs. Nonetheless, these dogs tend not to be great fans of obedience training, tending toward independence, like most terriers. Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home. The Lakeland Terrier's Physical Characteristics Here are some of the characteristics of the Lakeland Terrier breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.

  • Size: 14½ inches, 17 pounds
  • Coat: hard, wiry overcoat over a soft undercoat
  • Color: variety of colors including blue, black, liver, red and wheaten (for solid colors) and also brindled and patched colors
  • Eyes: small-sized, oval; dark hazel-brown with brown rims (in liver or liver-and-tan-colored dogs); brown to black with dark rims (in all other color dogs)
  • Ears: V-shaped, small, folded
  • Muzzle: straight
  • Nose: black; may be liver-colored on liver-colored dogs
  • Tail: high-set on the back

The Lakeland Terrier’s Origins and History Source: Wikipedia. Country/Region of Origin: England Original purpose: hunting fox and rabbit, guarding sheep, showdog Name: originated in the Lake District of England; also called Black and Tan Lakeland Terrier. Historical notes: said to be a descendant of old English Black and Tan and Fell Terriers; by 1925 the breed had been cross-bred with the Fox Terrier and Airedale Terrier.



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