Lakeland Terrier

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 1in - 1ft 2in
Weight: 15-17lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly2/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount1/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need3/5


  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly4/5

Lakeland Terrier Information

Lakeland TerrierThe Lakeland Terrier is one of the oldest working Terrier breeds still in existence today. Not as popular as most of his other Terrier counterparts, the Lakeland certainly is a confident, affectionate dog ready to join any family.

This breed stands out for their dense, wiry coat that can be many different colors including black, blue, liver, red and wheaten. You’ll see they have a long patch of hair around his mouth that looks like a beard. Their natural instincts lead them to chase vermin or dig up the yard, so make sure you watch them outside!

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Lakeland Terriers be apartment dogs?

The Lakeland Terriers does fine in apartments. They don't need lots of spaces so they should adapt well to apartment-living.

Can Lakeland Terriers be left alone?

While Lakeland Terriers prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Lakeland Terriers good with kids?

Lakeland Terriers can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Lakeland Terriers friendly with strangers?

Although Lakeland Terriers can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Lakeland Terriers get along with other dogs?

Lakeland Terriers aren't usually friendly with other dogs. They tend to not get along unless carefully socialized.

Do Lakeland Terriers bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Lakeland Terriers bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Lakeland Terriers shed a lot?

The Lakeland Terrier rarely, or never, sheds. They're excellent for someone who doesn't want to clean up much dog hair.

Do Lakeland Terriers need a lot of grooming?

Lakeland Terriers don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Lakeland Terriers need a lot of exercise?

A Lakeland Terrier will need a moderate amount of exercise to be happy. You'll need to plan some basic walks or fetch during the day.

Are Lakeland Terriers easy to train?

Although Lakeland Terriers can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Lakeland Terriers handle cold weather?

Lakeland Terriers do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Lakeland Terriers handle hot weather?

Lakeland Terriers do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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