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Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
26.03.2009.
KC
September 2007

UTILISATION

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FCI
Terrier.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 3Terriers
Section 1Large and medium-sized Terriers
Without working trial

KC
Terrier
UKC
Terrier

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Lakeland Terrier was bred to hunt vermin in the rugged shale mountains of the northern England Lake District. The Lakeland Terrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club on January 1, 1995.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Smart, workmanlike, well balanced and compact.
KC
Smart, workmanlike, well balanced and compact.
UKC
The Lakeland Terrier is a breed of moderation. The breed is small and workmanlike, with a square, sturdy build. Its deep, relatively narrow body allows it to squeeze into rocky dens. He has sufficient length of leg to cover rough ground easily. Short-legged, heavy-bodied dogs and overly refined, racy specimens are not breed typical and are to be penalized.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Gay, fearless demeanour, keen of expression, quick of movement, on the tip-toe of expectation.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Gay, fearless demeanour, keen of expression, quick of movement, on the tip-toe of expectation. Bold, friendly and self-confident.
KC
Bold, friendly and self-confident.
UKC
The Lakeland is gay, friendly, self confident and bold, but not overly aggressive. He is typically alert and ready to go, and may be intense and determined, or gay and even impish. Expression reflects the dog's mood.

HEAD

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FCI
Well balanced. Length of head from stop to tip of nose not exceeding that from occiput to stop.
KC
Well balanced. Skull flat and refined. Jaws powerful and muzzle broad but not too long. Length of head from stop to tip of nose not exceeding that from occiput to stop. Nose black, except in liver-coated dogs when the nose will be liver.
UKC
The head is well balanced and in proportion to the size of the dog. The skull and muzzle are of equal length and joined by a slight stop.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Flat and refined.
UKC
The skull is flat and refined, not overly broad.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black, except in liver-coated dogs when the nose will be liver.
UKC
The nose is black except in liver colored dogs, when it will be brown.

Muzzle

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FCI
Broad, but not too long.
KC
Teeth even with perfect, regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
UKC
Broad with powerful jaws, not longer than the skull.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Jaws powerful. Teeth even with perfect, regular scissor bite, i. e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
UKC
A full complement of comparatively large, strong white teeth meet in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark or hazel. Slanting eyes undesirable.
KC
Dark or hazel. Slanting eyes undesirable.
UKC
The moderately small, somewhat oval eyes are set squarely in the skull and fairly wide apart. In liver colored dogs, the eyes are dark hazel and the eye rims are brown. In all other colors, the eyes are dark brown and the eye rims are black.

Ears

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FCI
Moderately small, V-shaped and carried alertly. Set neither too high nor too low on head.
KC
Moderately small, V-shaped and carried alertly. Set neither too high nor too low on head.
UKC
The small, V-shaped ears fold just above the top of the skull. The inner edge is close to the side of the head. The flap is pointed toward the outside corner of the eye.

NECK

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FCI
Reachy, slightly arched, free from throatiness.
KC
Reachy, slightly arched, free from throatiness.
UKC
The slightly arched, long neck is refined but strong. Clean at the throat, it widens gradually and smoothly into the shoulders.

BODY

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KC
Chest reasonably narrow. Back strong, moderately short and well coupled.
UKC
The withers are noticeably higher than the back. The short, level backline ends in a high tail-set. The loins are short and taut; and may be slightly longer in bitches. The body is strong and supple. The moderately narrow, deep, oval chest extends to the elbows. The well-sprung ribs are moderately rounded off the vertebrae. The tuck-up is moderate. There is a well-defined, broad pelvic shelf behind the tail that is more developed in dogs than in bitches. The following are to be penalized: a barrel-chested, big-bodied dog; a slab-sided dog lacking substance.

Back

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FCI
Strong, moderately short

Loin

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FCI
Well coupled.

Chest

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FCI
Reasonably narrow.

TAIL

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FCI
Previously customarily docked.
Docked: Well set on, carried gaily but not over back or curled.
Undocked: Well set on, carried gaily but not over back or curled. In overall balance with the rest of dog.
KC
Previously customarily docked. Docked: Well set on, carried gaily but not over back or curled. Undocked: Well set on, carried gaily but not over back or curled. In overall balance with the rest of dog.
UKC
The tail is set high on the back. It is customarily docked so that the top of the tail is level with the occiput when the dog is in show position. It is carried upright, with a slight curve toward the head being desirable.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs straight, well boned.
KC
Shoulders well laid back. Forelegs straight, well boned.
UKC
The shoulders are well angulated, and shoulder musculature is flat and smooth. The shoulder blade is long in proportion to the upper arm, allowing for reasonable angulation while maintaining the more upright "terrier front." A line from the top of the shoulder blade should pass through the elbow. When standing and moving, the elbows are held close to the body.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well laid back.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The strong, clean forelegs are straight when viewed from either the front or the side. The pasterns have no appreciable slant.

FEET

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KC
Small, compact, round and well padded.
UKC
Small, round and compact with deep pads.

Forefeet

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FCI
Small, compact, round and well padded.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong and muscular.
KC
Strong and muscular. Thighs long and powerful with well turned stifles. Hocks low to ground and straight.

Thigh

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FCI
Long and powerful.

Stifle

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FCI
Well turned.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The hind legs are well angulated but not so much as to affect the balance between the front and rear that allows for smooth, efficient movement. The well-muscled thighs are powerful. The stifles turn neither in nor out. The distance from the hock to the ground is relatively short. Viewed from the rear, the hocks are parallel to each other. The rear pastern is straight when viewed from the side.

Hock

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FCI
Low to ground.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Straight.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Fore-and hindlegs carried straight forward and parallel. Elbows move perpendicular to body, working free of sides, stifles turning neither in nor out. Good drive coming from well flexing hindquarters.
KC
Fore- and hindlegs carried straight forward and parallel. Elbows move perpendicular to body, working free of sides, stifles turning neither in nor out. Good drive coming from well flexing hindquarters.
UKC
Movement is straightforward and free, with good reach in front and drive behind. It is smooth, efficient, and ground-covering. Coming and going, the legs are straight. The feet turn neither in nor out; the elbows are close to the sides in front, and the hocks are straight behind.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Dense, harsh and weather resisting with good undercoat.
KC
Dense, harsh and weather-resisting with good undercoat.
UKC
The breed is double coated. The outer coat is wiry in texture. The soft undercoat is close to the skin and does not overpower the wiry outer coat. Appearance is neat and workmanlike. The coat is trimmed short and smooth on the skull, ears, forechest, shoulders and behind the tail. Body coat is one-half to one inch longer and may be slightly wavy or straight. The furnishings on the muzzle and legs are crisp in texture. They are longer than the body coat, and plentiful but not profuse, and should be tidy. The face is traditionally trimmed with the hair left longer over the eyes to give the head a rectangular appearance from all angles, with the eyes covered from above. The eyes are apparent when viewed from the front, giving a unique mischievous expression. The legs appear cylindrical. The breed is hand stripped. Clipping is inappropriate for the show ring.

COLOUR

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FCI
Black and tan, blue and tan, red, wheaten, red grizzle, liver, blue or black. Small tips of white on feet and chest undesirable but permissible. Mahogany or deep tan not typical.
KC
Black and tan, blue and tan, red, wheaten, red grizzle, liver, blue or black. Small tips of white on feet and chest undesirable but permissible. Mahogany or deep tan not typical.
UKC
The following colors are equally acceptable: solid colors, including blue, black, liver, red and wheaten: wheaten or golden tan with a saddle. The saddle may be blue, black, liver, or varying shades of grizzle. Grizzle is a blend of red or wheaten intermixed with varying amounts of black, blue or liver. In saddle-marked dogs, the saddle covers the back of the neck, back, sides, and up the tail.

SIZE

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KC
Height not exceeding 37 cms (141/2 ins) at shoulder. Average weight: dogs: 8 kgs (17 lbs); bitches: 7 kgs (15 lbs).
UKC
Ideal height is 14½ inches at the withers. Ideal weight is 17 pounds for males, 15 pounds for females.

Height at withers

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FCI
Not exceeding 37 cm ( 14 ½ ins) at shoulder.

Weight

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FCI
Dogs 17 lbs (7,7 kg) ; bitches 15 lbs (6,8 kg).

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.
UKC
Tail: Tail tightly curled over the back.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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UKC
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.