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.
| 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.|