Lancashire Heeler

The Lancashire Heeler have really strong herding instincts and are known to try to round up erratic kids and might nip at their feet or heels.

On a good note they are very alert and playful and love and need to keep busy because these little dogs have bags and bags of energy to burn.

Lancashire Heeler Facts

Lancashire Heeler

Exercise Requirements:      5 star rating

Good with Children:             3 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       3 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 26-30 cm (10-12 in)

Weight: 3-6 kg (6.5-13 lb)

Coat: Hard topcoat that is thick and rough with a fine undercoat

Colour: Black or liver with rich tan markings

Lifespan: 12-13 years

Special Characteristics

This is a playful dog that absolutely loves to chase. Get ready for loads of games of fetch, these small dogs love it. Also known for nipping, be careful around young children.

Exercise Requirements

Always likes to keep busy and will be busy at home and outside on walks. These dogs are considered to have high exercise requirements.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: They are loyal towards their owners and show them lots of affection.

Children: Good if raised with them, but will nip during play.

Other Pets: Could well be a problem around small pets in the house.

Strangers: Are wary towards strangers but can be friendly if well socialised.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Can be good around unknown dogs if well socialised from an early age. Make this part of your training schedule.

What to Watch Out For

Be careful of them nipping feet and heels during play. Could well be a problem around people that they do not know if not socialised from an early age.

Health Risks

Brilliant news; no known health risks at present.

Ideal Owner

These dogs are busy and really do love to play, an active owner that has the time to keep the dog busy through play and exercise would be the perfect match.

More Photos

Lancashire Heeler with black and tan fur coat Lancashire Heeler Liver with tan markings fur coat

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