Origin
A clue to this British dog’s origin is in its name – it developed in the beautiful Lake District and its main job was to rid its owner’s premises of rats, vermin and foxes. Some believe that this breed dates back to the 17th century.
Lifespan
14-16 years
Size
Average height for a dog is 35 cms (14 inches) from the withers to the ground.
Weight
8 kgs (17 lbs)
Coat
Thick, coarse, abundant and curly with a weatherproof undercoat.
Build
These are powerful and hardy dogs with a muscular and compact build.
Characteristics
This breed is affectionate and sensitive to its owner’s wishes; with adequate training and socialisation, they can be excellent with children. They are friendly companion dogs and their acute hearing makes them excellent guard dogs.
Colour
Colours are liver, black, blue, red and wheaten.
   
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