There are numerous dog breeds across the world that exhibit different kinds of characteristics and behaviors. They also originate from different parts of the world and may either be half-bred or purely bred. In this post, we will briefly look into 13 dog breeds that start with the letter ‘L’.
1. Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is a friendly dog originating from Canada and the UK. They are of medium to large size and can weigh up to 80 pounds. Energetic, affectionate, curious and kind, these dogs are extremely popular as pets as well as for working assistance.
They can be black, yellow or brown in color and have a lifespan of around 12 years. They also have a keen sense of smell.
2. Lagotto Romagnolo
The Lagotto Romagnolo breed comprises dogs originating from Italy. Also referred to as ‘water dogs’, these dogs are known for hunting and retrieving objects. They are small to medium in their size and tend to be off-white, brown, black or gray in color.
They have wooly fur and can live up to 15 years. They are friendly, strong, active and smart dogs.
3. Lakeland Terrier
Lakeland Terriers are dogs that originate from the UK. They are small in size and rarely shed any of their fur. They are strong, agile, kind and independent dogs. They come in several colors and have a mane-like coat around their nose.
Once used for farming and hunting, their popularity is now decreasing.
4. Lancashire Heeler
Dogs belonging to this breed also come from the UK, particularly England. They are small in size and can live up to 15 years. They are usually black or tan in their colors. Known for their human-like ‘smile’, these dogs are friendly, energetic and vigilant.
The Landseer dog comes from Canada and is black and white in color. This dog is large in size, weighing anywhere between 100 and 150 pounds. They are gentle, friendly, patient and loyal dogs that were frequently used by fishermen and farmers. Interestingly, they are named after an artist who painted these dogs often.
6. Lapponian Herder
Lapponian Herders are dogs that originate from Finland. They live up to 14 years of age. They are medium in size and were often used for herding and as guard dogs. They are black, gray or brown in color and are energetic, independent, intelligent and generally friendly in their behavior.
7. Large Münsterländer
This dog breed originates from Germany. The dogs belonging to this breed are black and white in color and medium to large in size. They are often used as hunting and retrieving dogs. They are known to be patient, energetic, loyal and agile.
They have a lifespan that extends 10 years. They are also highly cooperative and versatile in nature.
The Leonberger dogs also originate from Germany and are quite large in size. Their lifespan goes up to 9-10 years. They have bushy fur and can be yellowish, brown, tan and black in color with a black snout. They are flexible, intelligent, quick, friendly and obedient dogs.
They need plenty of grooming and have often been used as search dogs and working dogs.
9. Lhasa Apso
Dogs belonging to this breed come from Tibet and were often used as guard dogs. They can be black, white, brown, yellow in color and tend to have long fur that extends to the floor. They have a lifespan of around 15 years.
They are obedient, energetic, friendly, intelligent and vigilant dogs. They require plenty of brushing and grooming to prevent entangled fur.
10. Lithuanian Hound
Lithuanian Hounds are dogs that originate from Lithuania. They are medium in size and have often been used for hunting purposes. They are strong, sturdy, quick and have a keen sense of smell. They have a lifespan that can go up to 14 years.
They are usually black and brown in color with the occasional white spot. They are quite active and vigilant.
11. Llewellin Setter
The Llewellin Setter, or the English Setter, originates from the UK. These dogs are friendly and active. They are medium in size and are generally white in color with black or brown specks or spots on them. They are known to be mischievous and can be a bit difficult to train.
They have a lifespan that can extend up to 12-13 years.
These dogs, originating from Germany, are small dogs with a long mane, giving them the appearance of a small lion. They can live beyond 15 years and come in a variety of colors. They are active, friendly, playful and are often used as domesticated pets. They do not tend to shed too much fur.
13. Lucas Terrier
Lucas Terriers are from the UK and generally small but sturdy in size. They generally tend to be black or tan or brown. They are kind, companionate, friendly and curious. They are easy to train and can live up to 15 years.
That concludes this list of 13 dog breeds starting with ‘L’. Through this list, we have briefly seen how each breed originates from a different place and varies significantly in its appearance, skills and requirements.