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.

Characteristics

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

Temperament

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.

Eyes

Dark or hazel. Slanting eyes undesirable.

Ears

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

Mouth

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

Neck

Reachy, slightly arched, free from throatiness.

Forequarters

Shoulders well laid back. Forelegs straight, well boned.

Body

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

Hindquarters

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

Feet

Small, compact, round and well padded.

Tail

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.

Gait/Movement

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.

Coat

Dense, harsh and weather-resisting with good undercoat.

Colour

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.

Size

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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