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Lakeland Terrier Breed Profile

Lakeland Terrier fact file

KC Group: terrier
Size: medium
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: possibly
Moulting level: low
Grooming: moderate
Jogging partner: yes

Lakeland Terriers were bred to hunt and kill foxes and vermin around the farms of the Lake District and have been bred for tenacity and courage as well as the ability to pursue their quarry independently of their master's control.

Lakeland Terrier Character

A lively and obstinate dog, they will be wary of strangers and protective of his flock and territory but form strong, close bonds with their family.

Lakeland Terrier Size

Breed Standard states that the Lakeland terrier should measure no more than 37cm at the shoulder, with a weight of 8kg for dogs and 7kg for bitches.

Lakeland Terrier Health

There are no major conditions that afflict this breed.

Lakeland Terrier Special Care

They require gentle training, as they can be quite sensitive and also independent-minded.

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