Lakeland Terrier

KC Pedigree, Small

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

The Lakeland breed was developed by crossing the Fox and Airedale Terriers. The aim was to create a dog with the stamina to run with packs of hounds in the Lake District.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Hill walkers looking for a small companion with the stamina to keep going.

Not the best for ...

Fans of foxes or badgers – the breed was bred to have the courage to kill them.

Aliases

Lakeland, Lakie

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Spikey
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

15 years

Good first dog?

No

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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FT Sifted
Pet Gazette
BBC
BBC Radio 4

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