Breed origin: Lancashire in northwestern England.
Original purpose: Drive cattle by nipping at their heels.
AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service
Weight: around 14 lbs
Size: Height: males around 12 inches;
females around 10 inches
Color: Black or liver with tan markings.
Life span: 12 to 15 years.
General characteristics/temperament: The Lancashire Heeler is powerful, sturdy, alert, energetic, courageous, happy, and affectionate. They are very strong for their size, and have great hunting instincts as well. Playful and friendly, they make excellent family pets.
Good with other dogs? Yes
Good with cats? Yes
Energy/Activity Level: Moderate
Exercise requirement: Two walks daily, and/or play sessions in a fenced yard or dog park.
Grooming requirement: They shed seasonally, usually twice a year. Brushing and bathing during shedding season will help speed up th process. Other times of year only bathe if necessary.
Known health problems: Cataracts, Collie eye anomaly, primary lens luxation, persistent pupillary membrane.
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
The United States Lancashire Heeler Club
Wikipedia breed information page
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018