Temperament: This is a lovely affectionate dog that is highly alert, and lively, with lots of confidence. The Lakeland Terrier is particularly good with children. This dog needs firmness, and training, with the owner being a good leader. This dog is a very keen digger and can be prone to obsessive barking, if not well handled and trained away from the habit.
The dog can be trained quite easily with the only problem being, taking its time to potty train. As this is a bright dog training needs variety, to challenge the dog. This dog will get along well with other dogs but socialising, at a young age, with cats and other household pets is needed.
This breed needs a leader that his firm or problems may arise such as tending to guard the toys and food, becoming a dog aggressive and obsessively barking. With good leadership, these will not occur, along with daily walks and training. This can be an excellent dog.
Health issues: The Lakeland Terrier is generally good health. This breed usually doesn’t have any problems to speak of but be sure to find a quality breeder and stay away from in line breeding when possible. Your Lakeland Terrier needs to be up to date on all vaccinations, de-wormings and heart worm preventatives.
Grooming: This breed needs its coat plucking two to three times a year; this is usually done by hand to remove loose hairs. This breed sheds little.
Living conditions: Although the Lakeland Terrier requires daily walks it is suitable for apartment living.