A breed presentation of Lakeland Terriers by Pat Peters, Kilfel Lakelands. Clip 1 of 5.
About Pat Peters
Breed, exhibited, or sold over 50 Champion Lakeland Terriers. Her kennel has provided stud services and foundation stock to many of today’s current top Lakeland Terriers in the US, Canada and Overseas. Patti purchased her first Lakeland in 1969. One of her greatest successes came in 1987 when her homebred Ch. Kilfel Pointe of View, known as “Flirt”, went Best In Show at Devon, followed the next day by capturing Best In Show at the famous all Terrier show, Montgomery County Kennel Club. Flirt followed up her show career by producing 9 champion offspring, which has tied her as the Top Producing Dam in breed history to date.
Ch Northcote Delzar Serious Riot, the 2004 BIS winner at Montgomery County K.C., descended from her line. Patti has participated actively in the US Lakeland Terrier Club, serving not only on the Board of Directors but twice as President. For over 20 years, readers of the AKC Gazette enjoyed her regular Lakeland Terrier Columns. She co-chaired the comittee to conform the US Lakeland Terrier Standard to AKC guidelines, and helped edit and illustrate the “Lakeland Terrier Illustrated Standard”, put out by the US Lakeland Terrier Club.
Patti’s extensive knowledge of dogs is in part result of working as a licensed veterinary technician for 30 years, well as working for the great professional handlers Thomas Gately, William Traynor, and Peter Green. In addition to her proven success as a breeder, Patti is widely respected for her talents as an artist and sculptor, with her work often exhibited as trophies at specialty shows or as fund raising items.
About this video – A personal note from Terri Alloway of Northcote Lakeland Terriers
When I was asked to present a breed seminar on Lakeland Terriers to the Central Ontario Judges Study Group in May of 2007, I knew that it was an opportunity of a lifetime to support and encourage the Judges in their education and appreciation of our breed. I also knew there was someone far more knowledgeable and capable than me! When Pat Peters accepted the invitation to come to Canada, I decided to create an event that would be an investment in the future of the Lakeland Terrier breed.
It is not often that judges, breeders and exhibitors can personally interact with someone of Patti’s expertise and knowledge. Recognizing that this event would be of great interest to others, we decided to film both of Patti’s presentations and make them available to Judges and fanciers across North America. Response to the event brought fanciers from across Canada and the United States. In addition to the educational content of the seminar, the opportunity to meet other breeders and enjoy some relaxed time together was an added enticement!
A very relaxed, hands-on trimming session was held the second day and some time was also spent evaluating three litters and several adolescent dogs. It is my hope that this DVD will become a tool that will mentor breeders and educate judges both now, and in the future. I trust that this presentation will not only be a lasting tribute to the generations of breeders who have made Lakeland Terriers what they are today, but will also encourage the passion of future breeders in their commitment to preserve and protect the Lakeland Terrier breed.