The small Lakeland Terrier originally comes from Great Britain. In English areas such as the Lake District, it was used for fox hunting because of its properties. Breeding added further character traits and physical traits. His agility and fearlessness made him and still make him an ideal hunting dog.
The Lakeland Terrier’s name was recognized by the Kennel Club around 1928. He was previously also known as Cumberland Terrier or Westmoreland Terrier, among others. After World War II he came to Europe and America.
In Germany, it is mainly kept as a family dog and is cared for by the Terrier Club. Every year between 40 and 80 puppies are registered with the help of the VDH. In contrast to other dog breeds, the Lakeland Terrier is rarely found in Germany.