Non-sporting Breeds

Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 14 in (37cm)
Weight: Dog: 17 lb (7.5kg) Bitch:15 lb (7kg)
Coat: Dense and harsh, with weather-resistant undercoat
Color: Black and tan, blue and tan, red, wheaten, red grizzle, liver, blue, or black; mahogany or deep tan not typical; small tips of white on feet and chest undesirable but permissible

The Lakeland Terrier comes from the Lake District in the old English county of Cumberland. It was developed with the aim of protecting lambs from foxes. To meet this aim, there were various terrier crossings, and it is thought that the Border, the Bedlington, and the Dandie Dinmont Terriers, and probably later the Fox Terrier, all contributed. The result is a practical and courageous working animal, resembling an Airedale Terrier in miniature, which is small enough to follow prey underground. The Lakeland Terrier has retained its sporting instincts yet makes an excellent housepet, being a smart little guard and good with children. However, it is a lively dog, needing a fair amount of exercise. Its coat requires daily brushing, and if it is the intention to exhibit, will have to be stripped three times a year.
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