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.

2021 USLTC National Specialty

USLTC National Specialty will be October 10, 2021,
with a New Host Hotel.
Our regular class judge will be Mr. Clay Coady
and our sweepstakes judge will be Ms. Susan Atherton.

Get the Details

Lakeland Terrier in the conformation ring. Links to the National Specialty section.
Beautiful example of a mature Lakeland Terrier. Links to the Illustrated Standard.

Lakeland Terrier Standard

The Lakeland Terrier was bred to hunt vermin in the
rugged shale mountains of the Lake District of northern England.
He is a small, workmanlike dog of square, sturdy build.

Read the Standard

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.

Find A Puppy

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

Lakeland Terriers love to....