The Lakeland Terrier was used to hunt and kill fox
and other vermin that destroyed farmers' lambs and chickens. His slim
lines allowed him to slip through narrow crevices in pursuit of his prey.
This square, sturdy dog resembles the
Wire Fox Terrier and can stand up
to 14 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder. He has a dense, hard, double coat
that can be black and tan, blue and tan, red-gray,
red, wheat, liver, blue or black. The Lakeland Terrier's
coat, when properly textured, will shed dirt and water. An
enthusiastic dog, the Lakeland Terrier enjoys playing and makes an
entertaining family pet. He requires daily exercise.
Brave, hardy, and active, the Lakeland
Terrier also makes an excellent watchdog. As with most terriers, he will
stand his ground against other dogs, and will benefit from early training
and socialization. He is intelligent and learns quickly.