Lancashire Heeler

Lancashire Heeler


The Lancashire Heeler was once used to drive cattle to market and to hunt rats and rabbits at home. Now a very popular companion dog breed in their native Britain, although they are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of rescue groups or shelters. Remember to adopt. Lancashire Heelers resemble their Corgi cousins and can be intelligent, mischievous or stubborn. This can make them difficult to train, so they are likely to get on better with an experienced parent. If you can meet the needs of the breed, you will have a loving, loyal and playful family member.


In its past, the Lancashire Heeler was used to drive cattle to market. It was short enough to nip at their heels to move them and agile enough to jump if they tried to kick. It resembles its cousins the Cardigan and Pembroke Welsh Corgis, but has a black and grayish coloring that may be a sign of Manchester Terrier heritage. In its native Britain, it is a popular companion, show, agility and obedience dog. It is an intelligent dog that learns quickly, but has a mind of its own and can be stubborn as well as mischievous and inventive. It must be trained with gentle but firm consistency and positive reinforcement. With other people he is generally friendly, but can be rough with other dogs. Early socialization with people and other dogs is important. He is best suited to families with school-age children and likes to have a yard where he can run. Make sure it is escape proof.

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Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Herding Dogs
Height: 10 to 12 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 13 to 15 pounds
Life Span: 9 to 14 years

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