Lakeland Terrier

Overview

Even the Lakeland terrier is a somewhat compact dog of short-backed, square ratio with a sturdy, workmanlike construct. Its legs are rather long, allowing it to operate at great pace and traverse the rocky shale terrain of its own indigenous mountain countryside. Its gait is smooth and ground-covering, with great reach and drive. Its body is narrow and deep, enabling it to squeeze through small passages following its quarry. Its saying reflects its disposition, which range from extreme to homosexual or impish. Its double coat is made up of soft undercoat and a tough, wiry outer coat.

The spunky Lakeland gets the most of daily, constantly busy exploring, playing and, even if it actually gets its desire, searching, pursuing and running. Provided daily exercise in a secure place, it melts at the house and makes a fun and endearing house pet. It’s reserved with strangers and generally aggressive toward other dogs and tiny animals. Intelligent, stubborn and independent, it may be understated. It’s nonetheless sensitive and have to be trained with patience in addition to a sense of humor.

AKC RANKING 126
FAMILY terrier
AREA OF ORIGIN England
DATE OF ORIGIN 1700s
ORIGINAL FUNCTION vermin hunting
TODAY’S FUNCTION earthdog trials
AVERAGE SIZE OF MALE Height: 14.5 Weight: 17
AVERAGE SIZE OF FEMALE Height: 13.5 Weight: 17
OTHER NAME none
That is an active breed that requires daily amusement or it’ll make it for you. A moderate walk on leash or a hardy match in the lawn can usually meet its requirements, but in addition, it enjoys the opportunity to research off leash in a secure location. It loves spending the day at a safe lawn, but it must optimally sleep at the home. Its cable coat needs combing a couple of times per week, also scissoring and forming (clipping for planting and pets for show puppies) four times annually.
  • Energy levelHigh energy
  • Exercise needsMedium
  • PlayfullnessVery playful
  • Affection levelModerately affectionate
  • Friendliness toward other dogsShy
  • Friendliness toward other petsShy
  • Friendliness toward strangersShy
  • Ease of trainingEasy to train
  • Watchdog abilityHigh
  • Protection abilityNot very protective
  • Grooming needsHigh maintenance
  • Cold toleranceMedium tolerance
  • Heat toleranceMedium tolerance
 Major concerns: none
• Minor concerns: lens luxation, distichiasis
• Occasionally seen: Legg-Perthes, vWD
• Suggested tests: eye
• Life span: 12-16 years
The very first Lakeland terriers were retained by farmers that took them together with little packs of hounds to be able to kill the foxes which were an issue in the region. The puppies were extremely sport and were also used on otter and vermin with excellent success. Though its history isn’t recorded, it shares common ancestors using all the boundary terrier, Bedlington terrier and fox terrier. Since fox hunting became appreciated more for its athletic aspect, the terriers became more stylish as a region of the fox hunt. Those dogs in the English Lake area gained a reputation as especially game puppies, although at the time they had been identified as Patterdale, Fell and Elterwater terriers, all of that came in the Lakeland area. Just in 1921 were they understood as Lakeland terriers, though Cumberland is regarded as the specific birthplace of this strain. The breed was approved for AKC registration in 1934. Ever since that time, the Lakeland terrier was a prominent competition in the show ring, mixing dapper good looks with unsurpassed showmanship. Its popularity as a pet, but has remained average.

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