| UK KC Classification
| Country of Origin
| Date of Origin
||25 - 31 cm (10 - 12 inches)
||3 - 6 Kgs (6 - 13 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
||12 - 13 Yrs
Lancashire Heelers are small, powerful, sturdy dogs and they are alert and energetic. Their short, hard coat can be black and tan or liver and tan in colour.
Lancashire Heelers are happy and affectionate dogs.
If you are considering a Lancashire Heeler as a pet, consider the following points:
They are not suitable with children
They are not easy to obedience train
They thrive in cold climates
They usually make good watch dogs
Lancashire Heelers are also known as:
The original Lancashire Heelers were used to drive cattle but the breed became extinct in the early 1900s. Today's breed was recreated in the 1960s and it is largely a cross between the welsh corgi and the manchester terrier.
The Lancashire Heeler is listed by the UK Kennel Club as a vulnerable breed.