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Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Bred to hunt vermin in the rugged shale mountains of the Lake District of northern England.
AKC recognized: 1934
AKC group: Terrier
Weight: around 17 lbs
Size: Height: males around 14½ inches;
females around 13½ inches
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Various. Solid colors include blue, black, liver, red, and wheaten. Saddle marked dogs are wheaten or golden tan with a saddle that's blue, black, liver, or varying shades of grizzle.
14 to 15 years.
The Lakeland Terrier is bold, gay, confident, alert, independent, inquisitive, and friendly. They have a good sense of humor and make good companions for active families. They are quick learners, but because of their independence, they can be challenging to obedience train.
Good with children?
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Yes with well-behaved children.
Usually considered good for allergy sufferers.
Suitable canine sports/activities:
obedience, agility, field, hunting
Brush and comb once a week for 15 to 30 minutes. They shed minimally, but need to be hand stripped periodically. Bathe only when necessary.
Known health problems:
Recommended books for further reading:
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
United States Lakeland Terrier Club
Wikipedia breed information page
United States Lakeland Terrier Club Rescue