Lakeland Terrier Dogs

Lakeland Terriers are energetic and determined canines. They love nothing more than to run, play, swim and dig outside. Lakeland Terriers also happen to be very intelligent, responding to firm but positive training.

Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier Pictures

  • Lakeland Terrier dog named Charlotte
  • Lakeland Terrier dog named Lucy
  • Lakeland Terrier dog named Rudy
  • Lakeland Terrier dog named Shelby
  • Lakeland Terrier dog named Katrinka
  • Lakeland Terrier dog named Sassy
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Ideal Human Companions

    • Active singles
    • City dwellers
    • Outdoorsy types
    • Families with older children

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Trademark Traits

    • Bold
    • Active
    • Friendly
    • Determined
    • Intelligent

What They Are Like to Live With

Bred to be tireless workers, these little guys can be independent and stubborn, but they are usually eager to please. Lakeland Terriers are extremely bold, but they get along with other dogs. However, they should still be kept on a leash when in public. Overall, these dogs have a friendly and fun demeanor.

Things You Should Know

Lakeland Terriers can live as long as 15 years with relatively few genetic health problems. Their wiry coats need regular grooming and clipping to maintain their distinctive look. Also remember to trim their ears and feet.

Lakeland Terriers adapt very well to apartment living as long as they get a good, daily walk. If you can occasionally allow them some time to run free in a protected environment, they will definitely have a blast.

Lakeland Terrier History

Developed in England’s Lake District, the Lakeland Terrier was used to keep foxes away from sheep and hunt rats in the surrounding mountains. Once known as the Patterdale Terrier, this tireless worker was known for its incredible bravery and loyalty.

The Look of a Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terriers have small, square-built frames covered in bristly, wiry coats. Their long, narrow heads have small, dark eyes and V-shaped ears that fold forward. They have strong necks that slope down to deep chests, short backs and medium-length tails that point straight up. Their coats usually come in solid black, liver, blue, red and wheaten with the occasional “saddle” mark on the back.

Talk About Lakeland Terriers 

Sturdy little dogs

I love my Lakeland Terrier. What a great little dog. She is always up for some fun. The only thing she wants out of life is to hang out with you.

Lakelands are sturdy little dogs who really don't know they are only around 15 lbs. Her favorite thing to do is go the beach and chase the waves. She will do it for an hour and then crawl on your lap and go to sleep.

This is my second Lakeland and I would never have another breed. My last little girl lived 16 years. She was a constant joy. They are healthy, easy to care for and don't shed. You have to love and understand the terrier temperament but if you do, you should consider a Lakeland.

~John P., owner of a Lakeland Terrier