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Lakeland Terrier:Dog Breed Profile

Lakeland terriers, originally called The Patterdale Terrier, come from The lakeside region of northern England and are a cross between a Bedlington Terrier and an Old English bristle Terrier. The species originally had many branches and was unified into one species in 1912.
The lake terrier and the Welsh terrier are very similar in overall shape, except that the latter is slightly smaller. The lakeshore's body was deep and narrow, and this shape enabled it to move freely through the caves for its task. The legs are long enough to cope with all kinds of rough and complex terrain.

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  • About Lakeland Terrier Breed

    The Lakeland terrier is good-looking, cheerful, confident, and friendly to humans. It is not aggressive, so it is suitable for family breeding. The most typical characteristics of lakeside terriers are bold, optimistic, and friendly, always with a swagger. Being timid is a defect, being aggressive is inferior compared to the standard. The lakeland terrier is alert and ready to go. Although it always shows a brave and indomitable attitude, it actually has a quiet side.


Lakeland Terrier Breed Daily Care

The long hair on the Lakeland Terrier's body should be combed frequently. It is best to stick to it every day to brush so that you can effectively keep the smooth and smooth and clean beauty, will not appear knotted and messy situation.

Shower regularly. Soak up the water with a dry towel in time after each wash, and then blow dry with a hairdryer. Blowing and combing. As for the frequency of bathing, according to the season and climate to decide, the generally cool weather, interval time can be longer; If the weather is hot, the interval is a few shorter, wash 1-2 times a week.


Lakeland Terrier is not picky about food, diet requirements are not high, but feeding can not be too monotonous, to ensure balanced nutrition, especially indispensable protein and vitamins. Lakeland Terrier's feed can be divided into animal feed, plant feed, and additive.

Puppies are usually born at 2-3 months. In this stage, the puppy therefore weaning, living environment changes, so easy to cause mental and action on the restlessness, inappetence, this stage in particular to care. Feeding three times a day, food should be supplemented with calcium powder and vitamins, but also pay special attention to prevent a small number of puppies bully food, overeating, feeding appetite per day to the size of the dog to quantitative, not too full, the best is 70 to 80 percent full, and in addition to feeding, but also to each puppy to feed 150ml or so of water. Arrange a proper amount of outdoor exercise every day, the appropriate ultraviolet radiation, is conducive to calcium absorption and bone growth and development. Young dogs are generally referred to as 3-6 months of age after birth. Young dogs can live independently, so feeding can also be changed to twice a day, of course, feeding to be timed, quantitative, fixed quality, constant temperature, it should be closely monitored when eating. Also, dogs at this stage have canine teeth and like to chew, so some bones can be thrown in to allow them to chew. Dogs to separate by strength, pick out the love of fighting young dogs, so as not to bite the group frame, hurt the dog. Breeds of dogs usually have high nutritional needs, so in addition to morning and evening feeding, it is best to add a feed in the middle. Every day to ensure that the daily activity of the dog, to the large activity area 2 ~ 3 times/day, each time about half an hour, so that can ensure the quality of the male dog, but also to enhance the physique of the female dog.

In addition to the summer to give the dog more baths, but also to pay attention to the cleaning of the dog ear, before the bath to remove earwax, will be sterile absorbents wet after the removal of the ear canal and ear surrounding dirt, pay attention to is wet can, cotton ball does not take water, so as not to enter the ear. Then, when you start washing, plug your dog's ear canal with a cotton ball to avoid water, especially in the summer, when water can easily cause ear infections. Your dog's toenails should also be trimmed regularly, otherwise, it is easy to scratch other people or animals, or damage furniture, clothing, etc.

Every time our lakeside terrier comes to the toilet to defecate, we have to teach him how to squat on the toilet, and the main training is that we have to take the dog more times and teach him more times. Lakeside terriers are very clever animals, so they usually learn to use them only a few times. After they arrive at a certain place and go to the toilet, we praise them, which will make them feel that they are doing the right thing. On the contrary, if they defecate in the open, we must correct them strictly.


When we take care of Lakeland terrier, we should feed them to control the amount of food. Eating too much will cause dogs to gain weight, make movement become dull, lose the advantages of lively, flexibility.

Lakeland stems prefer to be active, so they should be allowed to move freely in the hospital at a suitable time every day, or they can be taken out for a walk on a leash or in the park, which can help them burn off excess calories, promote digestion and absorption, and maintain a normal appetite.

Lakeland Terrier Breed History

The Lakeland terrier has a long history as a working terrier and is still of interest today. It comes from England in the 18th century. Originally called The Pettdale Terrier, The Patterdale Terrier is a cross between a Bedlington Terrier and an Old English bristle Terrier, found on The shores of a lake in northern England. The species was previously divided into many branches, until 1912 when it was classified as a single species. Long before there were kennel clubs or official records, lakeside terriers were domesticated, mainly in the Lake regions of England, and were highly capable of working for people. The name lakeside is actually a modern term for the Patterdale Terrier. One story about the dog is that in 1871 Lord Lonsdale had a lakeside terrier that crawled more than seven meters under a rock to track down a sea otter, only to become trapped and require extensive excavation to rescue it. After three days of digging and rescue, the dog was actually found and rescued. It was said that this dog was still alive after being trapped in the ground for 10-12 days, which would have been impossible for any other breed of dog. Criteria for the identification of lake terriers were established around 1896. Great interest was shown in this ancient breed, with the owners or other experienced hunters acting as judges at the show. At that time, there were mainly blue-gray, black-brown, red or khaki, and a few white lakeside stalks. Later, the classification of colors was abolished, and only white and variegated. Cumberland was the original home of the lakeside terrier. It is a beautiful place, especially in the south, with many lakes and a pleasant climate. The lakeside terrier, a Cumberland breed, came to prominence in 1912 when a Kersurck terrier club was founded. In the first two years of the first World war, the club did a lot of preparatory work. It was only with the outbreak of World War I that all activity was interrupted, and it was not until 1921 that the lakeside terrier was again remembered. That year, raising lake terrier gathered at the Cumberland owners of Whitehaven, according to Thomas Nosking (attend one of the collections at the time, later emigrated to the United States) recalled later, lake terrier meeting when the name is to that meeting, the participants are unanimous and decision, also made the standards of lake terrier, soon after this, the British kennel club gave the registration in the breed pedigree. It was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1921. But it wasn't until 1934 that the lakeside terrier was officially included in the AKC pedigree. The lakeside terrier won the show in 1967 and 1968.

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