Thinking about purchasing an Lancashire Heeler? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Lancashire Heeler breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Lancashire Heeler owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Lancashire Heeler and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Lancashire Heeler Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Lancashire Heeler and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Lancashire Heeler Profile
Looking like a mix between the Manchester Terrier and the Welsh Corgi, the Lancashire Heeler is said to be relative to these. They are short legged, and quite long in body. The breed has large prick ears that stand on end when listening intently. They are excellent herding and heeling dogs, which is what they were originally used for. Lancashire Heelers have such strong herding instincts that one owner reported her Lancashire trying to herd the cattle on TV! Lancashire Terriers are a happy breed, enjoying the company of family and get along well with other pets. They make an affectionate breed, although very good at hunting vermin and rabbits. Lancashire Heelers are alert, energetic, and fun - making them a pleasant and positive companion. An interesting fact about this breed is that when they are content and happy, they have been known to give the "Heeler smile", in which the dog may sit back, draw back their lips and form what looks like a smile!
Other Names: Ormskirk Terrier, Ormskirk Heeler, Lancashire Terrier
Height: 10 - 12
inches. Females: average 10 inches; Males: average 12 inches.
and tan or liver and tan. Lancashires have rich tan markings on their muzzles,
spots on the cheeks and above the eyes, from the knees down, and desirably a
thumb mark above the feet. They also have tan on the insides of the legs, underbelly
and under the tail.
Lancashire Terrier is an easy going breed. They are happy, energetic and love
to be with their owners. Some prefer to hunt rabbits and rats rather than herd
cattle, but some have a very strong desire to herd. They are alert and pleasant
to be around. Although small, they are strong and sturdy.
High. Lancashire Heelers are alert and aware.
Lancashire Heeler Care and Exercise:
Lancashire Terriers need free running space or half an hour
to an hour walks per day. They should be given time to play and explore off
the leash. They love to curl up and relax, so exercise should be given regularly.
The Lancashire's coat sheds a couple times per year, and baths should be given
at this time. This will help with the shedding. Grooming is minimal on this
breed. They should be brushed every once in a while to keep the coat looking
shiny. They can develop a mane in cold weather.
Activity: Medium. Indoors
the breed can be lazy and love to curl up and go to sleep, however, outside
the breed can be rather energetic and require exercise and play from its owner.
Lancashire Heeler Health Issues: Unknown.
Life Span: 12 - 14+ years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
FSS ( Foundation Stock Service - not yet eligible for the AKC)
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