The square and sturdy Lakelands, standing less than 15 at the shoulder and weighing about 17 pounds, are small dogs. But don’t tell them this. With his cock-of-the-walk swagger, Lakeland calls the old dog-lover’s cliché “”a big dog in a small package””. They come in many colors; Some have a sporty saddle mark on their back.
With twisted V-shaped ears, straight front, rectangular head and a mischievous twinkle in their eyes, Lakeland is the blue-legged British terrier’s blueprint.
Lakelands are among the oldest in Britain. The name is derived from the beautiful Lake District of northern England, where farmers once used small packs of dogs to rid their wealth of foxes raiding sheep. It was, of course, a very different kind of English fox compared to the glamorous cases on grand desi estates, with dozens of red-coated cavalry and huge packs of huge hoods. Lackland was first and foremost in the area of work worker.
The Lackland Terrier is a small, Working Dog of square, sturdy construction. His body is deep and relatively narrow, which allows him to squeeze into rocky dens. He has enough leg length so that he can easily cover rough ground. His neck is long, easily moving into high stones and a short topline ending in a high tail set. His attitude is gay, friendly and confident, but not overly aggressive. He is alert and ready to go. His movement is lively and graceful, with a straight, forward, free of good length. His head is rectangular, the jaws are powerful, and the ears are V-shaped. A dense, wavy coat is finished with long embellishments on the muzzle and legs.
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time’
Lackland has a beautiful, stiff double coat when plucked by hand. However, it is difficult to find a person to coat a coat (or “strip”). Shearing the coat will also suffice, but with it the color and texture of the coat will fade. Once the clip is loose, with loose curls. Hair does not grow out instead of being stuck in the coat, so Lackland is considered a non-shedding breed that is suitable for those who cannot tolerate a lot of dander. Brushing weekly will help remove loose hair and prevent mats.
Lakeland needs early socialization, with a good basic puppy training class as well as the class and trainer carefully selected. A long-time breeder note: “Avoid training classes taught by people who do not understand the Terror Mind. Lakelands are wicked smart; They learn quickly, and get bored quickly. Make the right thing easy and the wrong difficult, and reward good choices. “They learn fast but do not follow repetitive training – they are too smart to do the same tasks over and over again.
When properly raised, the Lacklands are not a hyperactive breed. A good, long walk or brisk run as well as opportunities to run safely in a dense area daily should keep them both physically and mentally fit. A long-time breeder notes: Physically, Lacklands can get enough exercise when living in a two-story house. Mentally, he needs to exercise a lot to become a saint. Running on short leads does not cut it. It seems necessary to walk all-out on a regular 20- or 30-foot line.
Lackland Terrier should perform well on high quality dog food, whether it is commercially manufactured or prepared with the supervision and approval of your veterinarian. Any diet should be appropriate for the age of the dog (puppy, adult or senior). Some dogs are at risk of being overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treatment training can be an important aid, but giving too much can lead to obesity. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet, check with your vet. Clean, fresh water must be available at all times.
There are very few breed health conditions for the Lackland Terrier, and there are none that outweigh the very few incidents. As with all breeds, a Lakeland’s ear should be regularly checked for signs of infection, and teeth should be brushed frequently, using toothpaste designed for dogs.