The Lakeland Terrier is a kind, smart, and lively dog. They are big fans of kids and never want to stop playing. They are very self-assured, to the point where they require a tough, but calm, leader in order to be properly socialized. Having been bred to root out burrowing animals, they have a tendency to dig, and being hunting dogs, they also have a tendency to bark. Just another reason why socialization is so important with this breed. If, however, you properly raise a Lakeland Terrier, you are going to have one of the sweetest, most well behaved dogs on the planet. .