While he is well suited for a variety of living situations including rural and urban settings, the Lakeland's energy level makes him well suited for an active lifestyle. They are easy to train when their natural instincts are properly channeled, but be careful not to let the dog do the training. Lakelands never tire of strategizing, and they love a good brainteaser. They are an intelligent dog, very capable of formulating a solution to any problem, whether it be to train his people to work around his schedule or stalk the neighborhood squirrels.
Did You Know?
One of two dogs to win both Westminster in New York and Crufts in London was a Lakeland Terrier named Champion Stingray of Derryabah (1967).
The breed is derived like the Welsh Terrier from the now extinct Old English Black and Tan Terrier. Other breeds including Wire Fox Terrier, Border Terrier, Bedlington Terriers and the early Dandie Dinmonts are believed to have contributed to the breed's development.
The breed has been known by a variety of names including Patterdale, Fell, Cumberland and Westmoreland terrier.
The Lakeland Terrier was accepted for registration in the AKC stud book in 1934.
The birthplace of the Lakeland Terrier is Cumberland County in England.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black & Tan||018|
|Blue & Tan||044|
|Grizzle & Tan||110|
|Liver & Tan||124|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|