When people contact us for a companion puppy, they often want to know how the puppy has spent its first few months. The Lakeland Terrier is a breed that I believe requires careful attention at its earliest stages of development.
When we make a decision to have a litter, we first ensure that the prospective brood bitch is in peak health. After the breeding, the waiting game begins. If the litter "took," the bitch goes on a slightly altered diet to promote healthy pregnancy. As the date draws near (normal gestation time is approximately 63 days, or about 9 weeks), I re-organize a spare bedroom and prepare for the litter's arrival.