Welcome to the United States Lakeland Terrier Club

A bold, zesty “big dog in a small package,” the Lakeland Terrier, named for the Lake District of his native England, was once a farmer’s dog bred to work in packs on sheep-stealing foxes. The Lakie’s coat is hard, wiry, and low-shedding. Our members are dedicated to the responsible breeding and ownership of the Lakeland Terrier. We advance and protect the interests of the breed through education, research, events, and Lakeland Terrier Rescue.

The Members Of The United States Lakeland Terrier Club recognize:

  • Our responsibility to preserve and protect the breed.
  • The need to provide guidance and education of judges, breeders and the public for the betterment of the Lakeland Terrier breed.
  • The need to conduct sanctioned and licensed Specialty Shows under the rules of the American Kennel Club.
  • The fate, integrity, quality, reputation and future of the Lakeland Terrier is the responsibility of the members of our club, as owners, exhibitors and breeders.

We welcome you to join a special community, where you can develop friendships with those that proudly share your passion for the breed.

2024 Anniversary Apparel

Short & Long Sleeve Tee-Shirts, Pull-over and Zippered Hoodies,
Mug with Bamboo Lid & Magnets
Printed with the 2024 Anniversary logo.

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Example of Lakeland puppies to link to "Choosing a breeder".

Find A Puppy

You have decided the Lakeland Terrier is the dog for you!
Our Breeder members are dedicated to breeding dogs
that conform to the written standard for the ideal specimen.

History of the Lakeland Terrier

Presentation on the history of the Lakeland Terrier presented by
Alan Johnston of Oregill kennel founded in 1921 by his grandfather.

Oregill is the oldest kennel in the same family in the world.

Lakeland Terriers love to….