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Breed:

Lakeland Terrier

Group (AKC):

Terrier

Country of OriginEngland
Type of coatThick, hard and sheds water.
GroomingPluck or strip his double coat to maintain strong color and proper texture. A coat which is properly textured will shed dirt. Regular weekly grooming should consist of brushing at least three times. Bathe only when necessary otherwise his coat will become too dry.
Average height13 - 15 inches
Average weight15 - 17 lbs.
Activity levelVery High
WatchdogVery High
ProtectionLow
IntelligenceHigh, Obedience - Low, Problem Solving - Medium
TrainabilityNeeds to be trained and socialized early in life. An intelligent dog he will learn quickly.
Compatibility with childrenYes
CharacterBrave, hardy
Ideal home environmentUrban or country he will fit well into any home situation. An apartment is adequate if given daily exercise.
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Additional notes:

This is a small, workman-like dog of square, sturdy build who resembles the wire fox terrier. It generally likes everyone it meets and can distinguish friends from strangers. An enthusiastic breed, it enjoys playing with adults or children and has a way of getting its own way making it an entertaining pet.

Short History:

It is related to the Border, Bedlington and Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Developed over a long period of time to be a digging, hunting dog, The Lakeland Terrier was used to hunt vermin in the rugged shale mountains of the Lake District of northern England. Vermin are not affectionate and cuddly.

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