Lakeland Terrier Breed Profile


He is a small, workmanlike dog of square, sturdy build. His body is deep and relatively narrow, which allows him to squeeze into rocky dens. He has sufficient length of leg under him to cover rough ground easily. His neck is long, leading smoothly into high withers and a short topline ending in a high tail set.


Solid colors include blue, black, liver, red, and wheaten.


The typical Lakeland Terrier is bold, happy and friendly, with a confident attitude. They are highly intelligent and tend to be independent.


The Lakeland Terrier originated in England in the county of Cumberland near the border with Scotland. They have always been prized for their hunting prowess for fox, rabbit, badger, and rat, as well as sheep guarding skills. Lakelands share their lineage with the Black and Tan Terriers, Fox Terriers, and Airedale Terriers.

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