Lakeland Terrier Breed Maintenance
Lakeland Terriers are typically considered to be a hypoallergenic breed in large part due to their low shed rate, and although they do not require frequent bathing, they do require some specialized grooming. The coat requires weekly brushing and combing which serves to both remove dirt, tangles, and excess fur and also to redistribute the required natural oils throughout the fur. This breed’s coat also requires either clipping or stripping on a regular basis to keep it healthy. Those that choose to strip the coat can either use hand stripping or strip the animal using a stripping knife. A clipped coat is often easier for pet owners to maintain, but the texture and color of the animal’s coat may be altered. These dogs are an energetic breed, and they require a great deal of exercise to keep them at their happiest and healthiest. Although the Lakeland Terriers are generally small, their abundant energy coupled with their tendency towards barking frequently make these dogs unsuited to the apartment lifestyle.