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Lakeland Terrier


Lakeland Terrier profile

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Lifespan: 13-15 Years

Avg height: 33-37cm.

Avg weight: 7-8kg

Coat type: The Lakeland Terrier has a medium-length double coat, with the outer coat being hard, bushy and wiry and the undercoat being soft.

Coat colours: Black, black & tan, blue, grizzle & tan, wheaten, red.

Originally bred for: Chasing foxes.

Breed traits: Determined, agile, independent, confident, friendly. 

A little about the Lakeland Terrier


The Lakeland Terrier earned its name from its place of origin - the Lakeland District of England. They are dogs who enjoy hunting and running and therefore need daily vigorous exercise. If this is supplied they can be excellent pets, however, they are often wary or even aggressive with other dogs and pets.



Though the Lakeland Terrier is largely healthy it can be predisposed to diseaseS such as Lens Luxation, Distichiasis, Legg-Perthes, and Von Willebrands disease. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.