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The Lakeland Terrier and Legge Perthes Disease

The Lakeland terrier is a very healthy dog and not subject to any serious health problems. However, some of the Lakeland terriers do develop Legge Perthes disease. Legge Perthes disease is also referred to as Legg Perthes Disease, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease or PCPD. [...]

The Lakeland Terrier and its Courage

The Lakeland terrier is a breed of dog that is used for hunting purposes as well as being a great family dog. Although many used the Lakeland terrier as a family pet or a show dog, their main purpose originally was as a hunting dog used in the pursuit of foxes. [...]

The Lakeland Terrier and its Special Grooming Needs

Grooming the Lakeland terrier can be very difficult because of their hard wiry coat. Another reason for the difficulty is that most of it is done by hand, making it very time consuming. Although there will be different grooming done on the Lakeland terrier depending on if he is used as a pet or show dog, the dog will still need to be groomed somewhat regularly. If the dog is being groomed as family dog and not shown, you can get by with scissors and clippers. If this dog is not groomed regularly, his hair will not only look shaggy, but will be full of tangles and harder to groom later. [...]

The Lakeland Terrier as a Family Dog. A Children's Pet?

When most people hear the name Lakeland terrier, or terrier in general, they think in terms of a hunting dog. Although this is perfectly understandable considering most terriers are hunting dogs, most of them make excellent family dogs. The Lakeland terrier, who was originally bred to hunt vermin, is the perfect example of a multi-purpose dog. Not only are they excellent hunting dogs, but also have made many families very happy as their family dog. [...]

The Lakeland Terrier as a Show Dog

You've heard of the Lakeland terrier, the hunter, and you've probably heard of the Lakeland terrier, the family pet. Now you'll hear and read about the Lakeland terrier show dog. This is a role the Lakeland terrier has done for many years and has done well. There are many groups and organizations just for the Lakeland terrier dog shows and competitions. [...]

The Lakeland Terrier Nutritional and Exercise Needs

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.). [...]

The Lakeland Terrier Weird Facts/Did You Know?

The Lakeland terrier has won the Westminster in New York as well as the Crufts in London. The dog won Best in Show & Supreme Champion. The dog's name was Champion Stingray of Derryabah and is one of only two other dogs to accomplish this feat. [...]

The Lakeland Terrier Is This The Right Dog For You?

The Lakeland terrier, although originally used for hunting, is now a very versatile dog used in the show ring as well as a family pet and companion. If you are thinking of getting a Lakeland terrier, consider some of the characteristics of the dog before deciding if he is the right one for you. You may find this dog is all wrong or that the Lakeland terrier is the perfect choice of dog for you and your family. [...]

So You Want To Breed The Lakeland Terrier?

The Lakeland terrier is a great dog, whether it's being used for hunting or as a family pet. Many owners enjoy this dog so much that they think about breeding the dog, so they may own more than one. Often when owners are so fond of their dog, they want to have one of its pups to "carry on the genes" of their beloved dog. The Lakeland terrier is part of what is known as a Vulnerable Native, meaning that they are of British origin and in danger of becoming extinct because they are declining in numbers and their world status is diminishing. [...]

The Lakeland Terrier as a Hunter

The Lakeland terrier is a breed of dog that was bred to hunt vermin. Anyone that knows anything about this terrier knows this, too. What many don't realize is just what an extraordinary hunter the Lakeland terrier is. They are brave, bold, energetic and very courageous. [...]

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