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Lakeland Terrier

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Lakeland Terrier
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Appearance
13.5-14.5 in (34.5-37 cm) 15-17.5 lbs (7-8 kg) Hard, wiry outercoat that stands up to the elements. Soft, short undercoat. Variety of colours, including blue, black, wheaten, red, black and tan, blue and tan, and grizzle. Fur slightly longer around muzzle.
History

The Lakeland Terrier gets his name from the lake districts of northern England, where the breed originated. These dark-coloured terriers were categorized as a member of the Fell Terriers, and the English used them to hunt foxes. Unlike the fox terriers, these dogs would go to ground and face down the foxes, which required high stamina and perseverance. The Lakeland Terrier was also a popular farm dog, since he would keep the farm free of vermin and yet remain loyal to the flocks and other farm animals. Today, this breed is used less as a hunting dog and more as family or show dog.

Personality

Loyal, protective, and intelligent, the Lakeland Terrier is a devoted family companion and a good watchdog. With his playful and inquisitive nature, he is both amusing and fun to train. The Lakeland Terrier thrives with positive, encouraging, and diverse training methods, so that he does not become bored. While his hunting instincts can occasionally make him a little territorial with food and toys, this is easily directed with puppy training. Friendly and affectionate with children, the Lakeland loves to socialize. He will happily get his exercise from long strolls and trips to the park with his family.

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Lakeland Terrier Breeders

Kinlayke Reg’d
Ontario

McKinlay, Scott & Pam, Kinlayke, Reg’d. We have been breeding and showing quality Lakeland Terriers since 1980. Our family home raised, personality-plus puppies make wonderful companions for those who love and appreciate the terrier spirit. We breed to combine top bloodlines for great health, conformation, and temperament. Non-shedding. Puppies and adults available occasionally. 12297 Talbot Trail (Morpeth), PO Box 1111, Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0. (519) 674-2331; kinlayke@ciaccess.com

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