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Lakeland Terrier Breed standards
General Appearance of the Lakeland Terrier
Smart, workmanlike, well balanced and compact.
Lakeland Terrier Characteristics
Gay, fearless demeanour, keen of expression, quick of movement, on the tip-toe of expectation.
Bold, friendly and self-confident.
Head and Skull
Well balanced. Skull flat and refined. Jaws powerful and muzzle broad but not too long. Lakeland Terriers Length of head from stop to tip of nose not exceeding that from occiput to stop. Nose black, except in liver-coated dogs when the nose will be liver.
Dark or hazel. Slanting eyes undesirable.
Moderately small, V-shaped and carried alertly. Set neither too high nor too low on head.
Teeth even with perfect, regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Reachy, slightly arched, free from throatiness.
Shoulders well laid back. Forelegs straight, well boned.
Lakeland Terrier Body
Chest reasonably narrow. Back strong, moderately short and well coupled.
Strong and muscular. Thighs long and powerful with well turned stifles. Hocks low to ground and straight.
Small, compact, round and well padded.
Docked: Well set on, carried gaily but not over back or curled.
Undocked: Well set on, carried gaily but not over back or curled. In overall balance with the rest of dog.
Lakeland Terrier Gait/Movement
Fore- and hindlegs carried straight forward and parallel. Elbows move perpendicular to body, working free of sides, stifles turning neither in nor out. Good drive coming from well flexing hindquarters.
Dense, harsh and weather-resisting with good undercoat.
Black and tan, blue and tan, red, wheaten, red grizzle, liver, blue or black. Small tips of white on feet and chest undesirable but permissible. Mahogany or deep tan not typical.
Height not exceeding 37 cms (141/2 ins) at shoulder. Average weight: dogs: 8 kgs (17 lbs); bitches: 7 kgs (15 lbs).
Lakeland Terrier Faults
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Lakeland Terrier Rescue a UK based special rescue for Fell/Patterdale Terriers including Lakeland Terriers. Before you decide on a lakeland terrier you should read their breed profiles to find out if a lakeland terrier is the right dog for you.
Buying a Puppy
Puppies need a lot of attention and must be constantly supervised.
A puppy/dog is a responsibility 365 days a year. This includes vacations, holidays, etc.
A dog is a long-term commitment (10 to 15 years on the average).
A puppy should be a permanent part of your family.
A puppy is not a toy, it is a living being. It is not something to be put in the backyard to be played with only when you feel like it.
Puppies and children are not always a good combinations. Bringing a dog into a family that has children should be done only after a lot of thought and planning. Small children should never be left unsupervised with a dog or puppy. Children are rough on animals and even the best children can be abusive by hitting the dog or teasing it. Do not buy a pet for a child until the child is old enough to understand how to care for the animal and be gentle with it. It is not fair to put an animal in a situation and then punish it for defending itself when it is being hurt.
A puppy is an expense. Like anything else, don’t buy one if you can’t afford to properly care for it (i.e. spay/neuter, vet care, quality food, training). If you do not feel you have the time for a puppy, consider adopting a rescue dog.
Do not buy a puppy for the following reasons:
- You saw the puppy in a pet store and felt sorry for it.
- Christmas present.
- You want your child to have a dog – puppies and children are so cute together.
- You saw one (on T.V., at the park, at your neighbors house) and you fell in love with it.
- Someone had a litter of puppies and you just had to take one home with you.
Dog Rescue National Animal Welfare Trust
Members of the public who want to adopt a dog or puppy from one of the Trusts Centres must first satisfy the Trust that it is likely to be a successful relationship, and that a lasting partnership will be established between the dog and it’s new owner
Matching details of the home and family as well as their expectations of their proposed dog or puppy is a must. This information is compared with the characteristics of the dogs that the Trust has available.
The homing process may take up to three weeks before the dog will be able to leave with it’s new owner. During this time, owners and their family will be expected to visit, spending time with the dog or puppy to form a bond.
Every potential new home is carefully vetted by a team of volunteer home-checkers before being re-housed. The homing procedure is only complete when they are certain that there is a very good match. Before being homed, both puppies and dogs are vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered.
New owners take the dog on the understanding that if things don’t work out the dog must be returned to the Trust. Where they have no history of a dog, they will not normally re-home dogs to families with young children.
Inevitably some dogs are with the Trust for a long time, some even for the rest of their natural lives. An absolute rule of the Trust is that no healthy dog is ever put to sleep.
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