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Lakeland Terrier (Side View, Walk)
Side View, Walk

Breed Information


2022: #143

2021: #142

2020: #136

2019: #148

2018: #147

2017: #138

2016: #145

2015: #141

Name Lakeland Terrier
Other names None
Origin United Kingdom
Breed Group Terrier (AKC:1934 & UKC)
Size Small
Type Purebred
Life span 12-16 years







Height 14½ inches (36.8 cm)

Male: 17 pounds (7.7 kg)

Female: 15 pounds (6.8 kg)



Black & Tan


Blue & Tan

Grizzle & Tan



Red Grizzle


Litter Size 3-5 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $1800 - $2500 USD

Lakeland Terriers are a lesser-known breed that can be hard to find, which can drastically raise the price. Purebred Lakeland Terrier puppies are usually around $1,500 to 2,800. Some premium Lakeland Terriers will go for over $3,000. Factors like bloodlines, genetics, and physical attributes will change the final price of each puppy.

Breed Characteristics


3 stars

Apartment Friendly

4 stars

The Lakeland Terrier is good for apartment life. It is very active indoors and will do alright without a yard.

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

1 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Dog Friendly

1 stars

Exercise Needs

4 stars

This dog needs to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk, jog or run alongside you when you bicycle. In addition, it will enjoy running and playing off the leash at regular intervals in a safe area. The Lakeland Terrier is certainly suitable for sports activities such as catch and agility skills.


5 stars

High Maintenance: Grooming should be performed often to keep the dog's coat in good shape. Professional groomers can be sought after for assistance. Professional trimming or stripping needed.

Health Issues

2 stars

Hypoallergenic: YesGenerally healthy.


3 stars

Ranking: #62 Full Ranking List


4 stars

Shedding Level

3 stars

Moderate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed regularly. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.

Stranger Friendly

4 stars


3 stars

Moderately Easy Training: This breed learns quite easily. Training must be full of variety and challenging.

Watchdog Ability

3 stars

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Lakeland Terrier Puppy (Puppies, sitting)
Puppies, sitting

Lakeland Terrier Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Max Bella
02 Cooper Lucy
03 Rocky Molly
04 Jake Chloe
05 Duke Luna
06 Bruno Zoey
07 Oscar Luna
08 Duke Ellie
09 Marley Coco
10 Riley Piper
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The Lakeland Terrier is a rather small dog of short-backed, square proportion with a sturdy, workmanlike build. Its legs are fairly long, enabling it to run at good speed and traverse the rugged shale terrain of its native mountain countryside. Its gait is smooth and ground-covering, with good reach and drive. Its body is deep and narrow, allowing it to squeeze through small passages after its quarry. Its expression reflects its mood, ranging from intense to gay or impish. Its double coat consists of a soft undercoat and a hard, wiry outer coat.

The spunky Lakeland makes the most of every day, always busy investigating, playing and, if it really gets its wish, hunting, running and chasing. Given daily exercise in a safe area, it settles down in the home and makes an entertaining and endearing house pet. It is reserved with strangers and usually aggressive toward other dogs and small animals. Clever, independent and stubborn, it can be mischievous. It is nonetheless sensitive and must be trained with patience as well as a sense of humor.


The Lakeland Terrier breed dates back to the 1800s and is one of the oldest terrier breeds that is still around today. The breed was originally called the Patterdale Terrier, however it is a separate breed from the Patterdale Terrier that we know of today. The Lakeland was developed by crossing the Bedlington Terrier, with the Old English Wirehaired Terrier in the Lake District of England. The dog was used to prevent fox and other vermin from destroying the crops and herds. It hunted den animals such as badger, fox and otter. It was able to hunt on uneven terrain, woods, fields and water. It chased and killed the quarry. The Lakeland was recognized as a breed in 1921 and by the AKC in 1934. It is still used for hunting, as a companion and as a show dog. Some of the Lakeland Terrier’s talents include: hunting, tracking and watchdog.

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