The Lakeland terrier has a very dense coat that is weather resistant. In order to keep this coat in the same healthy condition, the dog should be fed a high quality dog food. Make sure the dog food you feed this dog is a type that is for his breed size (large breed, small breed, puppy food, etc.).
Make sure you read the ingredients on the dog food bag to see what the dog food consists of before you buy it. Too many dog owners mistakenly feel that the most expensive dog food is always the best. While the more expensive brands are often the better brands, this is not always the case. Always make sure the dog food has meat as the main ingredients on the bag. Of the first five ingredients listed, meat should be at least one of two of the ingredients. Meat means meat and not meat by products, which are the parts of the animal that cannot be sold or used for anything else.
Stay away from dog foods that do not contain the majority of meat or meat meal (meat with the water drained out). Other foods to avoid are dog foods that contain corn, wheat, soy or other "fillers" such as these. These are called fillers because that is what they do - they will fill the dog up, but not necessarily with the right ingredients. It's the same thing as a child filling up on candy and treats all day as opposed to a balanced meal. They may be full, but their bodies are not getting what they need to grow strong and healthy.
This is also the case when dogs are getting dog food that consists mostly of fillers. Many dog foods will have these fillers listed at the top of the ingredient list and further down you will see some sort of meat listed. The order in which the ingredients are listed is the percentage of that ingredient that is in the food.
Regardless of what type of dog food you see advertised or how well known it is, always read what is in the food before purchasing it for your dog. If your Lakeland terrier is not getting good quality food, it will affect how healthy his coat looks, as well as his teeth and overall appearance. Corn in dog foods has also been linked with many food allergies, yeast infections and ear infections.
Although the Lakeland terrier can survive very nicely in an apartment, they do still have a need for regular exercise outside. They thrive very well on daily walks as well as the opportunity to run around in a large yard or park. They love playing catch and retrieving objects as part of the play. Exercise is as important to the Lakeland terrier as good nutritional food.