Lakeland Terrier

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AKC Group: Terrier
The Lakeland Terrier hails from the Lake region of England and were used as a ratter and fox hunter. The Lakeland Terrier has been selectively crossed bred using the Old English Wirehaired Terrier, the Bedlington Terrier, the Border Collie and Dandie Dinmont Terrier. The Lakeland Terrier has been known as the Fell Terrier, Eltewater Terrier or Patterdale Terrier. The Lakeland Terrier came into fruition in 1921.
Size: Less than 14.5 inches high; 15 to 17 pounds
Color: Solid colors of blue, black, liver, red or wheaten. Wheaten or golden tan with a blue, black, liver or grizzle saddle.
Life span: 12 to 16 years
Health problems: Legg Perthes, elbow dysplasia, lens luxation, cataracts, thyroid problems and von Willebrand’s Disease.
The Lakeland Terrier is an entertaining little dog that is playful and full of energy. This dog has a real love of life. Confident and courageous, he’s curious and inquisitive. They love to dig (sorry
gardeners). They need a lot of physical activity and attention. They tend to bark a lot. Eager to please, the Lakeland Terrier is intelligent and learns quickly. Training isn’t easy as they have an independent and stubborn streak. Try to socialize him early and properly to stem off his love of chasing cats. You may never to be able to trust that a small rodent pet won’t end up becoming your Lakeland’s lunch. With strangers, a Lakeland is polite but wary. With children, he is good when they’re gentle and considerate. To train effectively, be consistent and positive and use socialization as a reward. To avoid his stubborn streak, try to vary training methods and exercises. If house training is difficult, try crate training. Use lots of praise and attention instead of punishments. Leash and lead training should be a priority in his training story since they are natural chasers. Also devote some attention to his possessiveness of food and toys.
The Lakeland has a beard and a wiry, hard coat. He is square looking with small, wide-set eyes and a long muzzle. The Lakeland’s beard needs to be brushed and cleaned daily. Trim bottom hair. Brush weekly and have his coat clipped every few months. When properly groomed, the Lakeland is a low shedder.
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