Lakeland Terrier Personality traits and Temperament
These are very affectionate and mischievous dogs with a larger than life attitude. There are extremely confident dogs and can even be feisty if the situations demand it. They have a spring in their step and people can’t help but be bowled over by these charming dogs. They are good apartment dogs and need plenty of exercise daily like a good walk or a game. Always keep these dogs engaged, a bored Lakie will seek out their own entertainment and these could be anything like digging up your garden, chasing stray animals or even excessive barking.
They are excellent playmate to children and can match the energy level of the kids all day. Younger children must be taught how to handle the dogs so as to avoid unnecessary incidents. They are not very social to other dogs especially if they are terriers. Do not trust them around cats and other pets like squirrels, hamsters, etc.
They are very alert dogs and make good watch dogs. They are suspicious of visitors and always maintain their distance. The downside is that expect the mailman and the milkman to be chased around the house.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
They have a dual coat with a hard wiry upper coat and a soft undercoat. They need a weekly brushing followed by towel rubs to remove any dirt. They are low shedders, and stripping the coat can help reduce the shedding. Stripping can be done twice a year. Trimming of the hairs can also be done for ease of maintenance.
Trim the nails as needed, and brush teeth properly at least twice a week. Check the ears weekly for dirt, redness or a bad odour that can indicate an infection
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $1000 – $1200
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-16 YEARS
Weight: 15-17 pounds
Height: 12-15 inches
Colors: Wheaten, Black & Tan, Blue, Black, Grizzle & Tan, Red
How to Train this dog
They are not easy to train as they have an independent nature and can be very stubborn. Training a Lakie is going to test your patience to the very extreme. Be firm and consistent, but use positive reinforcement techniques such as food rewards and praise to get the best out of these dogs. Sessions should be short, interesting and intensive. They are difficult to house train and try and minimise the occurrence of any accidents within the house. Crate training is useful and is recommended. Early socialisation with children and other pets must be done.
Health Issues and Food
Diet: Like all terriers food is a major motivation for these dogs and they love to eat. Therefore proper rationing of the feed is necessary.
Health problems: They are a very hardy breed and are generally healthy. They can suffer from certain eye conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and lens luxation. Von Willebrand’s disease can occur rarely.
Patterland Terrier is a cross between the Patterdale Terrier and the Lakeland Terrier. They are brave, lively and alert, making them wonderful as watchdogs. They have the tendency to become barkers but enough discipline should be able to quiet them down.
Best female and male dog names
You can name your Lakeland Terrier as Teddy or Tucker if he is a male and Autumn or Autumn if she is a female.
How to adopt this dog
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Pictures and Videos
Photo Credits: Frei sein, Srinayan Puppala