AKC PuppyFinder: Lakeland Terrier Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: Brave, bright, confident; affectionate with family, especially kids
- Energy Level: Very Active; Bold and zesty Lakies need outlets for their energy; known as backyard “escape artists”
- Good with Children: Better with Supervision
- Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Occasional
- Trainability: Responds Well
- Height: 14-15 inches (male), slightly smaller (female)
- Weight: 17 pounds (male), slightly smaller (female)
- Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
- Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
- Breed Description
One of the oldest working breeds, the Lakeland Terrier has a natural tendency to chase critters, dig and tunnel. When all that energy is channeled, he's a friendly, adaptable dog, as ready for a day of exercise as he is for a quiet snuggle. Lakeland Terrier puppies are very trainable, as long as you come up with inventive challenges for him to master. This smart, creative problem-solver may outsmart you if you let him. He's an affectionate and confident companion for an active family.
- History & Job
Year Recognized: 1934
Breed History & Job Description: Lakelands are among the oldest of Britain’s terriers. The name derives from the beautiful Lake District in northern England, where once upon a time farmers used small packs of dogs to rid their property of foxes that raided sheepfolds. This, of course, was a very different kind of English foxhunt than the glamorous affairs on grand country estates, with dozens of red-coated equestrians and huge packs of bawling hounds. The Lakeland was first and foremost workingman’s working terrier.
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, but the majority of Lakeland Terriers are healthy dogs.
Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:
- No recommended health tests
- Breed Club