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Lancashire Heeler

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Lancashire Heeler

UK KC Classification Pastoral
Country of Origin Great Britain
Date of Origin 1600s/1960s
Height 25 - 31 cm (10 - 12 inches)
Weight 3 - 6 Kgs (6 - 13 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 13 Yrs

Main Characteristics

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

Interesting Facts

Lancashire Heelers are also known as:
Ormskirk Heeler
Ormskirk Terrier

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.

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