Lakeland Terrier

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The Full Lakeland Terrier Description

The Lakeland Terrier is frisky, feisty, and fun. He is a smart little dog who loves to be the center of his owner's life. A person who understands this vivacious personality can have a lot of fun with a Lakeland. He's got the energy and interest to play with kids tirelessly.

Did you know?

The birthplace of the Lakeland Terrier is Cumberland county in England.

So you want to own a Lakeland Terrier?

The Lakeland Terrier is a hardy working dog known for his tenacity and good humour.
The Lakeland Terrier is able to adapt to most living conditions, in the city or the country.
The Lakeland Terrier's bold, confident and friendly disposition makes it a great companion.
The Lakeland Terriers' coat needs brushing weekly and shaping every few months.

Indicative Breed Standard


General Appearance

Smart, workmanlike, well balanced and compact.


Gay, fearless demeanour, keen of expression, quick of movement, on the tip-toe of expectation.


Bold, friendly and self-confident.

Head and Skull

Well balanced. Skull flat and refined. Jaws powerful and muzzle broad but not too long. Length of head from stop to tip of nose not exceeding that from occiput to stop. Nose black, except in liver-coated dogs when the nose will be liver.


Dark or hazel. Slanting eyes undesirable.


Moderately small, V-shaped and carried alertly. Set neither too high nor too low on head.


Teeth even with perfect, regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.


Reachy, slightly arched, free from throatiness.


Shoulders well laid back. Forelegs straight, well boned.


Chest reasonably narrow. Back strong, moderately short and well coupled.


Strong and muscular. Thighs long and powerful with well turned stifles. Hocks low to ground and straight.


Small, compact, round and well padded.


Customarily docked. Docked: Well set on, carried gaily but not over back or curled. Undocked: Well set on, carried gaily but not over back or curled. In overall balance with the rest of dog.


Fore- and hindlegs carried straight forward and parallel. Elbows move perpendicular to body, working free of sides, stifles turning neither in nor out. Good drive coming from well flexing hindquarters.


Dense, harsh and weather-resisting with good undercoat.


Black and tan, blue and tan, red, wheaten, red grizzle, liver, blue or black. Small tips of white on feet and chest undesirable but permissible. Mahogany or deep tan not typical.


Height not exceeding 37 cms (141/2 ins) at shoulder. Average weight: dogs: 8 kgs (17 lbs); bitches: 7 kgs (15 lbs).

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