Lakeland Terrier – Terrier

Lakeland Terrier – Terrier

Lakeland Terrier – Terrier

Name Lakeland Terrier
Size Small to Mid-Size
Grooming 3 times a week
Training Moderate - Difficult
Exercise 1 hour a day
Origins United Kingdom, England

The Stubborn Terrier of the UK!

Quick Overview

The Lakeland Terrier is often referred to as the most stubborn dog of the UK and also referred to as a big dog in a small dogs body! This breed of dog was originally developed to protect sheep flocks from Foxes in the Lake District, however nowadays they are more commonly known for being fun, feisty and full of confidence! More of an excitable dog than a protective dog now! For all dogs from Kennel Club from A to Z, click here!

Lakeland Terrier

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Name:                                                  Lakeland Terrier

Size:                                                       Up to 15 inches

Weight:                                                15-17 lbs

Grooming:                                          Thick and wiry top coat

Exercise:                                              1 hour a day

Training:                                              Stubborn

Origins:                                                 England

Lifespan:                                              12-15 years

Breed Type:                                        Terrier

History of the Lakeland Terrier Breed

The Lakeland Terrier is an old working breed that was made for the Lake District area in the United Kingdom. They are considered as the oldest ever Terrier breeds with a great history that tracks all the way back to the 18th century. There was a lot of confusion with this breed of dog as they are thought to of been related to a number of different terrier breeds such as; Dandie Dinmont, the Wire Fox Terrier and the Bedlington Terrier!

Before they were known as the playful and feisty dogs they are known to be like today, they were mainly developed to prevent foxes from taking lambs from the sheep! With this in mind, it was known that the Lakeland Terrier was the perfect dog to do this one job, as the dog needed would have to experience wild weather conditions, harsh landscapes, the dog would have to be hardy, determined and brave, and it was said that this Lakeland Terrier was all that!

As time went on, the dogs breed was beginning to get more and more popular over time, they were starting to be used by local fox hunters for badger hunting, however in 1921 the Lakeland Terrier Association was created in England and the breed was known as the first dog to be registered in the United States by the AKC in 1934. After all this, the dog breed managed to win many competitions!

Fun Facts About Your Lakeland Terrier Dog!

Love them or hate them, here are some Five Minutes Spare hard facts that may or may not entertain you:

  • The Lakeland Terrier was named after there birthplace
    • Despite being a fun and feisty dog now, the Lakeland Terrier was named after being born in the Lake District, before this they were commonly known as the Fell, Cumberland, Westmoreland and Patterdale Terrier.
  • This particular Breed of dog is in fact very rare!
    • The kennel club in the UK have listed this dog as a threatened native breed. Only 220 puppies were registered in 2016 and the numbers in the US are also very low.
  • One Lakeland terrier has a massive ball collection.
    • A Lakeland Terrier by the name of Waffle, lives in Newton Abbot, England, has a collection of 1,000 balls that she starting collecting when she was only a pup.

3 fun facts that some people may not of known about this rare type of dog!

Are They Hard to Train?

With this particular type of dog, they are known for being stubborn when training, alongside this very mischievous. Meaning if they don't want to do something you may want them to learn, they will not try and do it... No matter how many times. They are a little harder to train but with a lot of practise and patients, they will eventually get there. They are known for being smart dogs, therefore once they get the hang of the trick, they will remember it. They respond well with positive reinforcement training methods.

 Do they Need lots of Exercise?

This dog, if you are willing to get one, will only need an hour long walk a day to keep them going. Whether you decide to walk him or her for two 30 minute walks or one massive hour long walk, they are only meant to have an hour, however with them being a playful type of dog, the hour will be better spread across the day as they are very playful and active dogs, as they are known to be a big dog in a small dogs body!

How Often do I Groom my Lakeland Terrier?

With the Lakeland terrier having the wiry coat and a long haired coat, it is said that they need to be groomed, once to three times a week! Depending on the hair y0ur Terrier has.

Are they Healthy Dogs?

Lakeland Terriers are known for being a very robust and healthy breed of terrier. Normally and typically they don't have any issues with health and no genetic health tests for the breed!  For there diet however, they will need to be fed high-quality and appropriately portioned diet to help them keep there health.

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