Dawg Photographers Jim and Karl had the pleasure of photographing Todd, a really energetic Lakeland Terrier, in our Swaffham Studio.
About Lakeland Terriers
Oh my, what a rascal these dawgs are, mischievous, lots of stamina, and oodles of character. Originally bred in the beautiful countryside of the English Lake District to hunt foxes exploiting their ability to follow the fox over rugged peaks and steep cliffs in all weathers. When the fox went to ground, well guess what, these little chaps used to follow. Back in the day a Lakeland was key to helping a sheep farmer to keep their flock safe and alive. Today they are a great family pet .
Originally bred in 1912, Lakelands are thought to have the roots of a black and tan terrier, with a little bit of Welsh, Border, Fox and Bedlington terrier – no wonder they are such little rascals!
Lakeland Terrier Appearance
A compact dog boasting a sturdy and strong look with hazel or dark eyes. Keep your hands clear of their strong jaw, they have the perfect scissor bite where their upper teeth neatly overlap their lower ones. This was very evident as Todd chewed through one of our tennis balls in the studio.
The accepted breed colours for Kennel Club registration are as follows:
Black & Tan
Blue & Tan
Lakeland Terriers Nature
Whilst Karl was photographing Todd, it was clear to see why Lakeland’s make a good choice for family dogs, but take note, train them well! They really are hyper-active and the males can be a little aggressive towards other dogs but the females tend to be more relaxed when they first meet any other dogs. Rarely do Lakelands show any sort of aggressive behaviour towards a stranger preferring to just keep their distance until they feel more comfortable with them.
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