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Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier Characteristics: The fearless and companionable Lakeland Terrier is a breed of small dog classified as a member of the Terrier Dog Group (AKC:1934).

The Lakeland Terrier, is characterized by its sturdy, square appearance with a long muzzle and mischievous expression. Other characteristics include dark brown or hazel eyes that are small and oval shaped; small, V-shaped, folded ears; a high set, slightly curved tail and a smooth, fluid gait.

The temperament of the Lakeland Terrier can be described as Independent, Bold, Friendly. The coat type of the Lakeland Terrier is described as thick, bushy, wiry coat in assorted colors. 

Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Lakeland Terrier demonstrated the desired traits of a Hunting Dog and is known by its nick name the "Old Lakey". The origin of the Lakeland Terrier dog breed was in United Kingdom (England) where it was developed in the 1700's.

Lakeland Terrier Breed Group and Dog Type - Terrier Dog Group (AKC:1934): The Lakeland Terrier is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Terrier Dog Group (AKC:1934).

Other names for the Lakeland Terrier: The Lakeland Terrier is known by the nickname of "Old Lakey" or simply the "Lakie".

Origin of the name "Lakeland Terrier": The Lakeland Terrier is named after the place it was originally bred in the Lake District in in northwest England. The origin of the word 'terrier' is derived from the Latin word 'terra' meaning "earth" as so many of the terrier breeds were originally bred and trained as hunting dogs to pursue their prey, such as the fox, badger, rats, mice and otters into their burrows and bolt holes.

Lakeland Terrier History and Origin: The country of origin of the Lakeland Terrier breed was in United Kingdom (England) during the 1700's. The Lakeland Terrier was bred to be a working dog and hunter, and unlike many other terriers, was bred not just to hunt and locate animals but also to kill their quarry. The breed is derived from a variety of terrier breeds including the Border Terrier the Manchester Terrier and other Fell Terrier types including Patterdale and the, now extinct, Old English Black and Tan Terrier.

The breed was officially named as the Lakeland Terrier in 1912 and recognized by the British Kennel Club on 17 March 1931 and was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1934. The most famous Lakeland Terrier was Stingray of Derrybah, the only dog to have won the Best in Show at both Crufts (the annual dog show held annually in the UK) and the US equivalent the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City) in 1967

Lakeland Terrier Modern History: The modern history of the Lakeland Terrier moved on and the breed is now used as an enthusiastic, hardy family pet although it does retain the tendency to chase anything that moves!

Lakeland Terrier Height: The Lakeland Terrier breed is classified as a small sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 14? inches (36.8 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is 14? inches (36.8 cm).

Lakeland Terrier Weight: The weight of this small sized dog, in a male dog is 17 pounds (7.7 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is 15 pounds (6.8 kg).

Lakeland Terrier Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as thick, bushy, wiry coat. The term "Wire" refers to coarse hair.

Lakeland Terrier Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of Blue, Wheaten, Grizzle & Tan, Red and Black & Tan.

Lakeland Terrier Grooming - MODERATE Grooming Needs: The dog grooming needs of the Lakeland Terrier is not extensive and therefore categorized as Moderate in order to maintain a healthy coat, reducing the risk of skin infections. The modest grooming needs of the Lakeland Terrier is considered to be mid-maintenance requiring weekly brushing and combing. Dog Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the teeth, eyes, nails and ears.

Lakeland Terrier Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3-5 puppies. Lakeland Terrier puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Lakeland Terrier puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Lakeland Terrier Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Fearless, Independent, Bold, Friendly and Companionable.

Lakeland Terrier Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is LOW. The Lakeland Terrier requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes to one hour every day.

This small dog has a smooth, fluid gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your dog to keep up with your normal walking pace.

Lakeland Terrier Diet: A fully grown Lakeland Terrier should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Lakeland Terrier Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Lakeland Terrier breed include Legge-Perthes disease, Lens Luxation . Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Lakeland Terrier dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Lakeland Terrier Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Lakeland Terrier breed is 12-16 years.

Lakeland Terrier Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Lakeland Terrier breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Lakeland Terrier names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Jinx *** Bruno *** Sabre *** Tucker *** Samson *** Jagger *** Toby *** Duke *** Wolf *** Vulcan *** Pluto.

Lakeland Terrier Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Lakeland Terrier names are Bella *** Cinders *** Zara *** Maggie *** Phoebe *** Reba *** Lola *** Abby *** Roxy *** Empress *** Lily.

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