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Lakeland Terrier

Size: Small

Weight: 15 - 17 lbs.

Height: 13" - 15"

Life Span: 13 - 14 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Great Britain (1700s)

Also Known As: Patterdale Terrier

Group: Terrier

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The Lakeland Terrier requires daily walks or jogs, runs and play sessions in a large fenced yard. This breed enjoys swimming.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


Affectionate, cheerful and fun. The Lakeland Terrier has traits similar to the Welsh Terrier, but tends to be more independent and headstrong. Although this breed is easy to obedience train, it may be difficult to housebreak. The Lakeland Terrier is a fast learner and will enjoy training more if you keep activities varied and challenging. The Lakeland Terrier interacts with other pets and loves children.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


This breed was first developed by English farmers to protect flocks from predators. Lakeland Terriers would track and even kill small mammals. Today, the Lakeland Terrier is happy to serve mainly as a family pet.

Dog Food for Your Lakeland Terrier

Small breed puppy food

Small Breed Puppy

For the care and nutrition of Small Breed Puppies.

Small breed adult dog food

Small Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of Small Breed dogs.

Small breed senior dog food

Small Breed Senior

Helps support the lifelong health of small breeds.

Small Breed Adult Picky No More dog food

Picky No More™ Small Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of small breed dogs. 

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