Lakeland Terrier

Other name: Lakeland

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Life expectancy

The Lakeland Terrier has a life expectancy of between 13 and 15 years




Adult size

Female Between 13 and 15 in
Male Between 14 and 15 in

Adult weight

Female Between 13 and 18 lb
Male Between 15 and 20 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown Red Blue
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Lakeland Terrier costs between £360 and £680

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More details about the Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier: Origins and history

This breed owes its name to the strait formed by the Lakes of the north-western English coast. In this region, the breed developed mainly out of necessity and not for sporting reasons as was the case with most Terriers. In fact, the Lakes region was populated by foxes with a higher-than-average size, who devoured chickens, rabbits, and deer. Fox-hunting was impossible in these inaccessible lands and it was therefore necessary to breed dogs for the hunt: these were the Lakeland Terrier’s ancestors. Several Terriers have participated in the creation of the breed we know today: The Bedlington Terrier, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, the Border Terrier, the Fox Terrier and the Airedale Terrier.  The first standard of the Lakeland was written in 1912 and the English Kennel Club recognised the breed in 1921. It was only in 1954 that the CFI officially recognised the breed.

Training a Lakeland Terrier

Obstinate in nature, it is sometimes difficult to make the Lakeland Terrier cooperate because he is far from docile or submissive.

Thus, a firm, coherent, early and attentive education is necessary to achieve a satisfactory relationship with this dog.

Although he likes to delight his master, his strong temperament and his cunning instincts sometimes make him forget what the rules are. It is therefore necessary to never surrender anything to him and to offer regular treats when training.

Lakeland Terrier: Purchase price

The price of a Lakeland Terrier varies depending on its origins, age and gender. It is important to find a quality breeder that can prove the purity of the lineage and the proper selection of his parents, so as to avoid any genetic problems. You have to estimate an average of £680 for a dog that is part of the Kennel Club.

Regarding the average budget to support a dog of this size, it takes about £20/month, excluding grooming costs - which can be frequent and sometimes expensive.

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