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Lancashire Heeler

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Lancashire Heeler Books

Group: Pastoral - Breed Standard

Origins

Also known as the Ormskirk Heeler, the Lancashire Heeler is a small breed of dog developed for use as a drover and herder of cattle. The Lancashire Heeler is still listed by the Kennel Club as a vulnerable breed.

Description

Ideal height at shoulder: dogs: 30 cms (12 ins); bitches: 25 cms (10 ins).

The coat is smooth with an undercoat which keeps the dog dry in all weathers.It may have a slight mane round the neck in winter. The dog is usually black and tan, but liver and tan is now recognised by the Kennel Club.

Character/Temperament

It is alert, friendly, energetic, and a pleasant companion. It is a strong dog with great instincts, making it a great ratter.

Breed Health

The Lancashire Heeler has a life expectancy of 12 to 13 years

Training

See our books on training


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