Lakeland Terrier

Small and sturdy!

Country of Origin: England

Dog Group: Terrier dog breeds (AKC)

Origin of Name: The Lakeland Terrier breed dates back to the 1800s and is one of the oldest terrier breeds that is still around today. The breed was originally called the Patterdale Terrier, however it is a separate breed from the Patterdale Terrier that we know of today. The Lakeland was developed by crossing the Bedlington Terrier, with the Old English Wirehaired Terrier in the Lake District of England.


A bit low

Monthly keeping cost







Tendency to Bark:

Very Less

Life Span: 12 to 15 years

Availability: Easy to get

About lakeland terrier
The Lakeland Terrier was born in the county of Cumberland in England’s beautiful but treacherously rugged Lake District near the Scottish border. The Lake District is known for its beautiful hills and mountains.The Lakelands first were classified as colored working terriers to differentiate them from white terriers .

Lakelands are related to several terrier breeds, including the Old English Black and Tan Terrier (now extinct), the Dandie Dinmont and Bedlington Terriers, and the Border Terrier. They are one of the oldest working terrier breeds still in use today.

In 1921 the Lakeland Terrier Association was formed in England. They were first exhibited in England under a variety of names, including the Fell and Patterdale Terrier.

The American Kennel Club first registered a Lakeland Terrier, Eaton What A Lad Of Howtown, in 1934, by which time it had its current name and was a regular in the show rings both in the U.S. and England. Breeders worked to produce dogs that would have the looks to win in the show ring while retaining the working characteristics that were so prized.

In the early 1990s, an outstanding Lakie named Ch. Revelry’s Awesome Blossom, owned by Jean L. Heath and comedian Bill Cosby, emerged. Her remarkable show record included more than 100 All-Breed Bests-in-Show, making her among the top-winning show dogs of all time.

Visits to Groomer-High

Drooling- No

Bath- Rare

Tolerance to heat- Basks in it

Tolerance to cold- Loves snow

Exercise Requirement- Lots

Under Coat- Yes

Colour- Wheaten, Black & Tan, Blue, Black, Grizzle & Tan, Red

Coat Type- Short

Hair Length-Short

Hair Density- Sparse

Lakeland Terriers are a hardy breed and has an average lifespan of 12 to 16 years, don’t suffer from any known hereditary health problems. Some are minor health concerns such as:-

Lens luxation


Legg-Perthes disease

von Willebrand’s Disease(vWD)

The Lakeland is gay, friendly, self confident and bold, but not overly aggressive. He is typically alert and ready to go, and may be intense and determined, or gay and even impish. Expression reflects the dog’s mood. All terrier, he’s curious about everything, intelligent, and entertaining. He’s usually reserved with strangers but loves his family, especially the kids. With other dogs, he might not start a fight, but he certainly won’t back down from one.

Training & Intelligence
Lakeland are intelligent and pick up on training quickly, however they like to do things on their own terms, so patience is a must. Keeping the training sessions varied and as interesting as possible helps to keep them engaged in the process. Lakies will not respond to a wishy-washy leader. Always train a terrier with a positive attitude and lots of praise, as harsh treatment will backfire.

Litter Size – 3 to 5 puppies (approximately)

Complication in Breeding- No

Generally a dog takes around 18 months to reach his or her full height and structure. It is advisable to breed your dogs after at least two years of age. If you are a first timer at breeding then taking a vets help.

Lakeland Terrier Profile


Loves Humans


Not easy to train
Intelligent breed

Litter Size


Not Easy to groom
Regular grooming required



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