Lakeland Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Lakeland Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginEngland flagEngland
Other Names
What other names does the Lakeland Terrier have?
Cumberland TerrierFell TerrierWestmoreland TerrierPatterdale Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Lakeland Terrier Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Lakeland Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Lakeland Terrier?
$1200-$1800
If you choose to purchase the Lakeland Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Lakeland Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Lakeland Terrier gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Lakeland Terrier? How many Lakeland Terrier are there in the world?
Frequent: The Lakeland Terrier is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.

Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.

Lakeland Terrier Size

Size
Is a Lakeland Terrier small, medium or large dog?

How big do Lakeland Terrier get?

Small
Weight
How much does the Lakeland Terrier weigh? How much should the Lakeland Terrier breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Lakeland Terrier?
Male: 17 pounds (7.7 kg), Female: 15 pounds (6.8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Lakeland Terrier?
Male: 17 pounds (7.7 kg), Female: 15 pounds (6.8 kg)
Height
How tall is the Lakeland Terrier? Lakeland Terrier height:
14½ inches (36.8 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Lakeland Terrier?
14.5 inches (36.8 cm)

Lakeland Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Lakeland Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Wiry
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Lakeland Terrier's coat?
Blue Grizzle TanRedWheatenLiverBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Lakeland Terrier and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Lakeland Terrier requires grooming on a daily basis.

Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule.

Taking good care of your Lakeland Terrier is time-consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Lakeland Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cumberland Terrier?
Lakeland Terriers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Lakeland Terrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Lakeland Terrier every day?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Lakeland Terrier Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Lakeland Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
IndependentConfidentIntelligentBoldFriendlyTrainable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Lakeland Terrier? Is the Lakeland Terrier breed dumb or smart?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Lakeland Terrier obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.

The Lakeland Terrier ranks below average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Lakeland Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Lakeland Terriers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Lakeland Terrier is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Lakeland Terrier sensitivity:
Lakeland Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Lakeland Terrier a good family dog?
Average to High: Lakeland Terriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cumberland Terrier need? Lakeland Terrier social needs:
Lakeland Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Lakeland Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Cumberland Terrier bark?
Average: The Lakeland Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Lakeland Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Lakeland Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Lakeland Terrier dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Lakeland Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Lakeland Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Lakeland Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Lakeland Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cumberland Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Lakeland Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Lakeland Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Lakeland Terrier has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Lakeland Terrier? How much bite force does a Lakeland Terrier have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Lakeland Terrier bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Lakeland Terrier do?
Lakeland Terriers have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Lakeland Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Lakeland Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Lakeland Terrier roam?
Lakeland Terriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Lakeland Terrier have high prey drive?
Lakeland Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Lakeland Terriers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Lakeland Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Lakeland Terrier breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Lakeland Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Lakeland Terrier be left alone?
Lakeland Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Lakeland Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Lakeland Terrier temperament with other people:
Lakeland Terriers are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Lakeland Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Lakeland Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Lakeland Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Lakeland Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Lakeland Terrier temperament with children:
Lakeland Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Lakeland Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Lakeland Terrier breed live with a cat?
Lakeland Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Lakeland Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Lakeland Terrier dogs get along with other dogs?
Lakeland Terriers are not dog-friendly. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Lakeland Terrier is not the best choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Lakeland Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Lakeland Terrier breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Lakeland Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Lakeland Terriers good office dogs? Do Lakeland Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Lakeland Terriers be office dogs?
No
Lakeland Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Lakeland Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cumberland Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Lakeland Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Lakeland Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.

Lakeland Terrier Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Lakeland Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Lakeland Terriers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Lakeland Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Lakeland Terrier see the vet?
Frequent
The Lakeland Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Lakeland Terrier dogs live? How old can a Lakeland Terrier be? What is the age limit of the Lakeland Terrier? How many years can the oldest Lakeland Terrier live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Lakeland Terrier?

12-16 years
The average lifespan of Lakeland Terrier: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Lakeland Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Lakeland Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Lakeland Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Lakeland Terrier?
Lakeland Terriers are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Lakeland Terrier need? How much exercise do Lakeland Terrier dogs require per day?
Lakeland Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Lakeland Terrier breed need?
Lakeland Terriers don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Lakeland Terrier need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Lakeland Terrier breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Lakeland Terrier? How much food should I feed my Lakeland Terrier?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Lakeland Terrier risk for obesity:
Average: The Lakeland Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Lakeland Terrier's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lakeland Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Lakeland Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Lakeland Terrier drool?
The Lakeland Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Lakeland Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Lakeland Terrier.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Lakeland Terrier As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Lakeland Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Lakeland Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Lakeland Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Lakeland Terrier be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Lakeland Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Lakeland Terrier be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Lakeland Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Lakeland Terrier be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Lakeland Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Lakeland Terrier be a boat dog?

Not really

Lakeland Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Lakeland Terrier be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Lakeland Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Lakeland Terrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Lakeland Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Lakeland Terrier pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Lakeland Terrier breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Lakeland Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Lakeland Terrier have in a litter? How many puppies can the Lakeland Terrier breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Lakeland Terrier have? How many puppies can a Lakeland Terrier give birth to?
3-5 puppies

Lakeland Terrier Recognition

AKC Group
Is Lakeland Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Is Lakeland Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Lakeland Terrier breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubClub Espanol De Terriers

Lakeland Terrier Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Hypoallergenic: Lakeland Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Lakeland Terrier breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Lakeland Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Mouthiness: Lakeland Terriers have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Lakeland Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Lakeland Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Lakeland Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Health Issues: Lakeland Terriers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Lakeland Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Lakeland Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Lakeland Terriers are not dog-friendly.
  • Office Friendly: Lakeland Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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