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Just something I was thinking about whilst walking the dogs this morning...

 

In my youth, there was a distinct 'type' of working terrier called a Border/Lakeland, though rarely did it ever seem to be a direct cross of the two breeds, it was a distinct type and easily recognisable.

 

These days we read about lines, his line, that line, this line but little is said about what once was a 'common type'.

 

Does anyone still call the type they have Border/Lakeland...??

 

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some border lakeland types with varying degrees of border blood all related

He’s got a bit of border in him I think,farm bred Wales,just knock about with me and do as they please👍

Took pup for a pint  nearly five month , and already needs to be  on a lead round holes... very forward bitch pain in the arse but clever 

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Border lakelands I knew as a lad were a blend of border and Lakeland, not always a first cross but usually best to best bred, I still call most of the not boxy unshowy lakelands I see border lakelands as to me lakelands are boxy show dogs, I know some folk call the same dogs fell terriers. I think having deprecate classes at shows has put an end to crossbred terriers as such

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I remember the name "border lakeland" being in common use and IMO it was a mans way of saying his terriers were workers. In other other words he wanted to distance himself from the show posers.

Border Lakelands were nearly always red or black and tan and stocky or cobby in build with a coat like a Brillo Pad.

I can remember some very, very good workers of the type.

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The border lakeland i had looked like a yorkie :laugh: but her coat was the worst ive ever seen on a terrier , it parted in the centre

Work wise she was a lttle demon , wouldnt settle in the kennel always wanting to be on the go and yapping all the time

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I've got one and my uncle has a one from a litter I bred a few years back the dad was a red Lakeland Middleton bred and mum was my border bitch . They are both Black and Tan withe more the border head and build But both the dog and bith we kept bak are really off there head game on anything and will work all day . Not the best to look at but work as good good as any other x I've seen . Atb

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I remember the name "border lakeland" being in common use and IMO it was a mans way of saying his terriers were workers. In other other words he wanted to distance himself from the show posers.

Border Lakelands were nearly always red or black and tan and stocky or cobby in build with a coat like a Brillo Pad.

I can remember some very, very good workers of the type.

Spot on Neil. :victory:

 

So, with that in mind who still calls the type they have Border Lakelands..?

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I remember the name "border lakeland" being in common use and IMO it was a mans way of saying his terriers were workers. In other other words he wanted to distance himself from the show posers.

Border Lakelands were nearly always red or black and tan and stocky or cobby in build with a coat like a Brillo Pad.

I can remember some very, very good workers of the type.

 

Spot on Neil. :victory:

 

So, with that in mind who still calls the type they have Border Lakelands..?

I thought you had use someone's name now.....

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they where all border lakies when i got interested in terriers. in lancashire anyway. most genuine border lakies these days would be very different. as for classes in shows. the crossbreds have been pushed out by the poorer quality show lakies.

 

Back in the day :whistling: Border Lakelands was the name of the type but were still usually referred to as Lakelands or Lakies.

Predominantlt black and tan but often reds as well.

Check out any of gary Middleton's stuff.

Haven't seen the fellow since the early nineties but I would hazard a guess he's still got them. :thumbs:

 

 

Old pic of an old pic :laugh:

 

Cheers, D.

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An old friend of mine years ago had his own line of what he called Border Lakelands. Rough coated black and tan types.

He used to provide the badgers for a large trials every year using these terriers, between 20 or 30 he told me.

But yet on the day itself he'd bring his strongdogs and a couple of russells. The border lakelands stayed at home, they were too hard for the trials.

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