Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier
Lakeland Terrier
The Lakeland Terriers were originally bred in the harsh but beautiful countryside of the English Lake District to hunt foxes. The purpose of the Hunt was to destroy the fox that would prey on sheep and lambs thereby affecting the livelihood of those dependent upon farming. The Lakeland had to be able to follow the fox over rugged peaks and steep cliffs in all weather and when the fox went to ground the Lakeland had to follow and either bolt the fox or kill it underground.

Its work dictated its shape and size. It had to be small, but agile enough to crawl long distances, legs not too short so as to enable the dog to jump. It was also required to walk or jog with the Hunt from the Kennels to the scene of operations, and then work. Necessity also dictated the shape of the head, as where a Lakeland can get its head the body will follow.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Lakelands can live up to and beyond the age of 15 years.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Lakeland is a small terrier with an impish and assertive disposition. It is a "people" dog and thrives on plenty of human contact. As the Lakeland Terrier does not molt they would make an excellent companion for those with respiratory problems. With their loud bark and fearless temperament they are a great deterrent to intruders. It is not a lap dog but a supremely athletic and lovable rascal who responds well to training and discipline.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

As a companion dog the Lakeland Terrier should be familiarised with other household pets at an early age. It will then live happily and reliably with them. Early socialisation with people and other dogs, and basic obedience is also recommended. The Lakeland is not a pack dog but will run happily with a dog of the opposite sex.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Trimming the coat is a fact of life for almost all of the Terrier breeds, the Lakeland Terrier being no exception. Careful grooming can make a world of difference to the dog's appearance. To keep a typical harsh all-weather coat that is part of a Lakeland's overall look the coat should be stripped out by hand with the help of a stripping knife, or as is more usual today the dog may be clipped.

Drop ears can be prone to ear mite and need to be kept clean and dry. It enjoys a daily walk and can become bored if cooped up in a garden without company for long periods. You will also require a dog-proof back yard or a dog run to safely enclose your pet in safety during your absence as Lakelands are past masters at getting out through the smallest of escape routes.

IDEAL OWNERS

The Lakeland Terrier is an ideal companion and family dog, suited to both town and country living.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Lakeland Terrier is the dog for you and you can exercise it regularly, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Eva Fekete Kineta WA Contact
Warren Mowles Sandimorn QLD Contact
helen hayden vicoridge NSW Contact
kerrie miller upinair NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)