Originally bred in the Lake District of northern England, the Lakeland Terrier is one of the oldest working terrier dogs. A cross-breed of the Bedlington and the Old English Wirehaired Terrier, the Lakeland Terrier is renowned for its hunting, tracking and watch dogging skills.
A solid and squarely proportioned dog, the Lakeland Terrier has a thick coat. The dog has sturdy jaws, strong hindquarters, and short legs and feet. The Lakeland Terrier has an elongated head, with bushy hair on the face. Their tail is docked and carried high and their coat patterned in a splash of colors; black, black & tan, reddish, red grizzle, liver & blue, wheat, grizzle, and grizzle & tan. They have dark or hazel eyes, dark nose, and v-shaped ears that fold over.
reddish mahogany, tan, tan/wheat and black, black, grizzle or gray, blue, liver or any of the color variations listed above with grizzle.
The Lakeland Terrier is courageous, determined, lovable, pleasant, affectionate, vigilant, confident and easily trainable. Hardworking and intelligent, the dog possesses a remarkably quiet temperament and exhibits a strong tendency to dig and bark. The Lakeland Terrier is extremely active indoors and fits well into any home situation; whether it’s urban or countryside. The Lakeland Terrier loves playing with adults or children.
The average life expectancy of the Lakeland Terrier ranges from 10 to 12 years. The major diseases and health problems that affect this breed of dogs is Von Willebrand's disease, cataract, and lens luxation.
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