This terrier was bred in the English Lakeland District in the 19th century – both as a pied catcher and as a protector of young lambs against foxes. Bedlington, Border, and Dandie Dinmont Terriers were used for breeding, probably Fox Terriers too.
Often used as a pet today, the Lakeland is an eager little dog with tremendous energy and zest for life. The breed is prone to barking, making it a good guardian. This dog needs a lot of exercises and is patient with children.
Lakeland Terrier – hunting and family dog
The Lakeland Terrier is a hunting dog (among other things for hunting foxes) and a family dog.
A Lakeland Terrier will need to be hand-trimmed two to three times a year. In addition, hair must be regularly removed from the ear canals, and excess hair between the balls of the feet should also be cut off. The fur of “show dogs” requires intensive care.
Athletic, intelligent, affectionate, good watchdog, confident, easy on children, lively, and happy.
This sports-loving dog learns at a relatively leisurely pace. You should keep the exercises varied because what is fun for the dog, he will also understand faster.
Lakeland Terriers are good with children, and actually so are socializing with other dogs – a trait that is actually uncommon within the terrier group.
They are reserved towards strangers, but it doesn’t generally take extreme forms. Sue should be introduced to cats from a young age so that they don’t chase after you later.