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Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terriers are observant, smart, hard workers and cheerful, friendly companions.
Lakeland Terrier adult black and white

About the Lakeland Terrier

Self-confident and bold, with a keen expression, these compact dogs move very fast. Developed to run with packs of hounds over the steep and rocky terrain of the Lake District, the Lakeland Terrier is very sure-footed, agile and full of stamina.

Black and tan is the most common colour for Lakeland Terriers, but there is a black variety, also. It disappeared in Britain, but Scandinavian breeders have reintroduced it into the population.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country: United Kingdom
Size category: Small
Avg life expectancy: 12-16 years
Intelligent / Even-tempered / Confident / Enthusiastic / Friendly

Key facts

Requires a lot of grooming
Garden not essential
Needs moderate training
Dachshund puppy in black and white eating from a red bowl

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