Lakeland Terrier Dog Breed

Lakeland Terriers

At one time known as the Patterdale terrier, this dog is one of the oldest working terrier breeds. Principally used for game hunting, so great was the courage of the native Lakeland Terriers that they would follow underground for tremendous distances. It is told that, in 1871, Lord Lonsdale had one which crawled 23 feet under rock after an otter.

In order to extricate the dog it was necessary to undertake extensive blasting operations. Finally, after 3 days' work, they reached the dog, and he was gotten out, none for the worse for his experience. Still other dogs have been known to be locked underground for 10 to 12 days and have been taken out alive. Others have paid the penalty. Despite his gameness and courage, he has an attractive, quiet disposition.

He is friendly, active, graceful and strong with a self-confident demeanor. They are courageous workmen and yet affectionate to have in the home.

Height- of the mature dog is 14 1/2 inches from the withers; bitches may measure as much as 1 inch less than dogs.

Weight- approximately 17 pounds.

Coat type - the outer layer of its two-ply coat is hard, wiry and water-proof. The undercoat is soft.

Colors include blue and tan, black and tan, red, wheaten, red grizzle, liver, blue or black. The tan on a Lakeland is wheaten or straw. Regular grooming is recommended.

Training Information

United States Lakeland Terrier Club (M)

Secretary, Mrs. Edna Lawicki, 8207 E. Cholla St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Breeder Contact, Mrs. Edna Lawicki, 8207 E. Cholla St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260, (602) 998-8409


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