Lakeland Terrier


Lakeland Terrier Breed Description

Appearance: 13.5-14.5 in (34.5-37 cm) 15-17.5 lbs (7-8 kg) Hard, wiry outercoat that stands up to the elements. Soft, short undercoat. Variety of colours, including blue, black, wheaten, red, black and tan, blue and tan, and grizzle. Fur slightly longer around muzzle.


The Lakeland Terrier gets his name from the lake districts of northern England, where the breed originated. These dark-coloured terriers were categorized as a member of the Fell Terriers, and the English used them to hunt foxes. Unlike the fox terriers, these dogs would go to ground and face down the foxes, which required high stamina and perseverance. The Lakeland Terrier was also a popular farm dog since he would keep the farm free of vermin and yet remain loyal to the flocks and other farm animals. Today, this breed is used less as a hunting dog and more as a family or show dog.


Loyal, protective, and intelligent, the Lakeland Terrier is a devoted family companion and a good watchdog. With his playful and inquisitive nature, he is both amusing and fun to train. The Lakeland Terrier thrives with positive, encouraging, and diverse training methods so that he does not become bored. While his hunting instincts can occasionally make him a little territorial with food and toys, this is easily directed with puppy training. Friendly and affectionate with children, the Lakeland loves to socialize. He will happily get his exercise from long strolls and trips to the park with his family.

Lakeland Terrier Breeders:

There is currently no Lakeland Terrier breeders registered with us yet.