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Lakeland Terrier

A comprehensive guide to Lakeland Terriers.

Life Expectancy
typically 11+ years
Medium length with low shedding

How to pronounce Fox Terrier: layk·luhnd teh·ree·uh

Lakeland Terriers are small, moderately active dogs originally bred for hunting in England’s Lake District. They have a wiry, medium-length and are usually black and tan in colour.  

When it comes to behaviour, each doggo has their own traits and quirks. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We’re taking a look at everything Lakeland Terrier, bringing you the important facts and things to consider.

Could you give a Lakeland Terrier a forever home? 

Caring for Lakeland Terriers

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Lakeland Terrier. 

Health issues

Before you give any Lakeland Terrier a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog suffers from them but it’s good to be prepared.

To find out more about potential health issues for ...

How much food does a Lakeland Terrier need?

There is no set amount for how much food your Lakeland Terrier needs. This will depend on their:

  • age
  • size
  • activity levels
  • fitness
  • weight.

The information on dog f...

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much exercise does a Lakeland Terrier need?

They need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, burn energy, and play. Like all dogs, they need training and benefit from daily enrichment.

If you enjoy regular time outdoors, this breed c...

How much grooming does a Lakeland Terrier need?

Lakeland Terriers shed very little. To put your dog at ease and help their confidence, introduce handling and grooming step by step. This will make grooming more enjoyable for everyone and ensure a positive experience...

What crate size do you need for a Lakeland Terrier?

In their crate, your dog should be able to comfortably:

  • sit and stand at their full height
  • turn around without touching the edges
  • lie down at full stretch
  • wag their tail.  
  • ...

Lakeland Terrier behaviour and training 

Even if you think you know about Lakeland Terriers, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality. 

What's the temperament of a Lakeland Terrier?

Each dog has their own personality and individual experiences of the world. So, each dog has their own temperament.

Two Lakeland Terriers, for example, may have very different ways of reacting to certain situati...

Are Lakeland Terriers easy to train?

Any dog can be taught new tricks, whatever their breed. It’s all about positive learning. Find out what motivates your dog, whether that’s treats, toys or praise. You can use this as a reward throughout training to ma...

Are Lakeland Terriers good with children?

Every dog has a different personality shaped by their life experiences. They develop likes and dislikes as they grow, and react differently to situations.

However, some ways of respecting and behaving safely aro...

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