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The Lakeland Terrier
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The Lakeland Terrier makes for a good watchdog, which is active, intelligent, and known to be very affectionate. Hailing from England, The Lakeland Terrier has a coat which is thick and hard, and somewhat water resistant. Colors can be widely varied, including combinations of black and tan, blue and tan, reddish grey, black, blue, red, wheat, or liver. The coat needs to be plucked by a grooming professional at least twice a year. Also, excessive hair around the pads of the feet should be trimmed and the ears must be kept clean at all times. Lakeland Terriers have a shoulder height of 14.5 inches (37 cm).
This breed of dog learns quite easily, although training must be full of variety and challenging for the dog. Early socialization is necessary in order for it to get along with other household pets or cats. Although Lakeland Terriers can be somewhat reserved around strangers, it is known get along very well with children and other dogs. Apartment life is very much suited for the Lakeland Terrier, however it still needs adequate exercise schedule. Lakeland Terriers do benefit greatly from running and playing off the leash on a regular basis.