Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier Breed Information & Characteristics

Weight Gain Potential

Do Lakeland Terriers get fat easily?

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The Lakeland Terrier is a breed that has an average risk of becoming obese. Daily walks and a balanced diet of quality dry dog food can help maintain a healthy weight. An active lifestyle and monitoring weight regularly is recommended.


Are Lakeland Terriers Hypoallergenic?

While no dogs are truly 100% hypoallergenic, Lakeland Terriers are about as close as it gets, making them an ideal pet if you are an allergy sufferer.


What is a Lakeland Terrier personality? What are Lakeland Terrier dogs best known for?


Shedding Level

Are Lakeland Terriers heavy shedders? How Much Does a Lakeland Terrier Shed?

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Lakeland Terrier dogs are not heavy shedders, but they will lose a significant amount of hair each year. To decrease the amount of shedding, you can regularly brush your Lakeland Terrier. This will remove loose hair and keep his coat growing in the same direction.

Watchdog Ability

What is the watchdog ability of a Lakeland Terrier dog?

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The Lakeland Terrier dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, this breed will alert their owner.


Where do Lakeland Terriers come from?



What are Lakeland Terriers descended from?

Old English Wirehaired Terriers, Bedlington Terriers

Breed recognition

What organizations or kennel clubs recognize/register the Lakeland Terrier breed?

American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
Club Espanol De Terriers

Date of Birth

When were Lakeland Terriers first bred? How old is the Lakeland Terrier breed?


Breed Group

What Breed Group is a Lakeland Terrier?

Terrier (AKC:1934 & UKC)

Eye Color Possibilites

What color are Lakeland Terrier eyes?


Nose Color Possibilites

What color can Lakeland Terrier nose be naturally?


Coat Color Possibilites

What color can Lakeland Terrier coat be naturally?


Coat Length

How long is a Lakeland Terriers coat?

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The coat of a Lakeland Terrier dog ranges in length from short to medium.

Coat Density

How Dense Is The Lakeland Terrier Coat?

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Coat Texture

What is the texture of the hair of a Lakeland Terrier?


Litter Size

How many puppies can a Lakeland Terrier have in a litter? How many puppies can a Lakeland Terrier have in her first litter?

A Lakeland Terrier can have a litter of 12-16 puppies on average. However, it's worth noting that the size of the litters can vary greatly. Factors that can influence litter size include the health of the mother, breeding history, and genetics.


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Lakeland Terrier dogs generally adapt well to changes in lifestyle and different living environments, but it is considered as an average level of adaptability compared to other breeds.

Health Issues

Do Lakeland Terriers have a lot of health problems?

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The Lakeland Terrier is a breed of dog that is known to have a higher frequency of health issues compared to other breeds. These issues can range from minor to serious, and regular check-ups with a veterinarian are essential in order to identify and address any potential problems as early as possible.

Major Concerns

What are the major health concerns to be aware of when owning a Lakeland Terrier?

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Minor Concerns

What are the less significant issues to keep in mind when it comes to Lakeland Terriers?

Patellar Luxation
Eye Problems

Occasional Tests

What are the occasional tests recommended for Lakeland Terrier breed?

Eye Examination
Physical Examination
Allergy Tests


Do Lakeland Terriers have a lot of energy?

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Lakeland Terriers are high-energy dogs, thus an active lifestyle suits them well.

Social Needs

Do Lakeland Terriers need socialization? How social are Lakeland Terriers?

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Lakeland Terrier have above average social needs compared to other breeds.They thrive in environments where they have a lot of interaction with humans and other dogs.

Exercise Needed

How much exercise should Lakeland Terriers get?

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The Lakeland Terrier dog needs significant physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They are also well-suited for those who lead an active lifestyle and enjoy activities such as running, hiking, or other outdoor pursuits.

Sleeping Need

How much sleep should a Lakeland Terrier have? Do Lakeland Terriers sleep a lot?

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Lakeland Terriers are active dogs that don't require as much sleep as other breeds. However, they still need enough sleep to stay healthy.

Drooling Tendency

Does a Lakeland Terrier drool a lot?

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The Lakeland Terrier is a breed of dog that is characterized by its minimal drooling, making it an ideal choice for people who dislike drool marks on their clothing.

Tendency to Bark

How much does it bark?

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Lakeland Terriers tend to bark moderately, they bark when necessary, such as to alert their owner or to communicate something. They may also bark due to certain triggers like fear, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety and compulsive barking.


Do Lakeland Terriers exhibit aggressive behavior to safeguard their home and territory? Do they possess a natural tendency to guard?

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These dogs are known for being extremely protective and make excellent guard dogs. They possess a strong instinct to defend their territory and owners and have a high level of vigilance and alertness.


Are Lakeland Terriers mouthy?

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Roaming urge

What is the likelihood of a Lakeland Terrier running away? Do they have a tendency to explore or wander frequently?

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Prey Drive

Do Lakeland Terrier dogs have a high prey drive?

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Past times

What do Lakeland Terriers enjoy doing? How do I keep my Lakeland Terrier busy?

Dog Parks

Activity Level

What is the energy level of a Lakeland Terrier? How much energy does a Lakeland Terrier have?

Lakeland Terriers are medium-energy dogs and typically enjoy socializing and playing casual or even sustained games of chase with other dogs. They may also have occasional periods of barking or racing around the house.

Tolerance of being left alone

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Walks per Week

How far should a Lakeland Terrier walk each week? How many miles should a Lakeland Terrier walk every week?

There's really no limit to how far you walk your dog as long as they're comfortable. For Lakeland Terrier, it's at least 9 miles / week. Just remember to build distance and stamina gradually over time.

Activity per Day

How much a Lakeland Terrier should exercise a day? How much activity does a Lakeland Terrier need?

In general most Lakeland Terriers usually need at least 45 minutes of exercise daily. This can be spread across the day and include all sorts of high-energy activities, like walking, running and playing.


What level of grooming should be provided for a Lakeland Terrier?

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This breed is known for having high grooming needs.

Brushing Frequency

How often should you brush a Lakeland Terrier?

Lakeland Terrier should be brushed at least once a week. Of course you can give them more frequent brushes if you find that they are still shedding a lot

Brushing Tools

What are the most commonly used brushing tools for Lakeland Terriers?

Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper


How many cups of food does a Lakeland Terrier eat?

For an average 15-17 pound (7 - 8 kg) Lakeland Terrier feed 1.3 cups daily. But, keep in mind, the amount you feed is going to be dependent on the quality of the food you are feeding.

Daily Cost

How Much Does a Lakeland Terrier Cost Daily?

The average cost of a Lakeland Terrier is somewhere $1.40 - $1.80 per day.

Monthly Cost

How Much Does a Lakeland Terrier Cost Per Month?

The average per month expenses of a Lakeland Terrier is between $42 - $53. This makes an average of $504 - $636 per year. It will be on the higher side when the dog is still small because it will need more frequent visits to the vet, shots.


How intelligent is a Lakeland Terrier?

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The Lakeland Terrier have below the average degree of obedience intelligence among other breeds. However, calling them “dumb dogs” is unfair. Where Lakeland Terriers lack in obedience & working intelligence, they make up for it with their keen ability to understand human emotions.

Sensitivity Level

How sensitive is a Lakeland Terrier dog?

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Lakeland Terrier dogs have average emotions and are adaptable to different situations, not requiring extra care like sensitive breeds do.

Affection Dependance

Are Lakeland Terrier dogs affectionate?

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Apartment Friendly

Do Lakeland Terrier do well in apartments? Are Lakeland Terriers good indoor dogs?

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The Lakeland Terrier is an apartment-friendly dog breed. They can do perfectly well in apartments providing they are sufficiently exercised and taken out and about as part of their owner's daily lifestyle.

Child Friendly

Are Lakeland Terriers good with kids? Are Lakeland Terriers good around children?

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Lakeland Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. They are good with children and excellent dogs with children if they are socialized and trained at a young age.


Are Lakeland Terriers good for elderly?

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Cat Friendly

Are Lakeland Terriers good with cats? How friendly Lakeland Terriers are toward cats?

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Lakeland Terriers are not cat friendly dogs.

Dog Friendly

Do Lakeland Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? Are Lakeland Terriers OK with other dogs?

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Lakeland Terriers are not dog friendly dogs.

Pet friendly

How do Lakeland Terrier dogs interact with other pets? Are they considered pet-friendly?

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Stranger Friendly

Are Lakeland Terriers friendly with strangers?

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Lakeland Terriers are friendly dogs and won't commonly bark at strangers. However, if you wish to change this, training them is easy. With their intelligence, teaching this breed to do anything is pretty simple.


Do Lakeland Terriers like to play? Are Lakeland Terriers playful?

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The Lakeland Terrier is a playful dog. So, no matter how busy the day may get, the best thing you can do for your Lakeland Terrier is to make time each day to play. It can be as little as 15-20 minutes, and it will mean the world to them.


Are Lakeland Terrier easily trained?

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Lakeland Terrier dogs are usually easy to train, but may require consistency to fully obey commands.