KC Group: pastoral
Good with children?: seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
Jogging partner: short runs
Originally used to herd cattle and sheep by nipping on their heels, they also made excellent vermin hunters. Unfortunately the Lancashire Heeler has now been placed on the Vulnerable Native Breeds lists.
They've been successfully developed into a companion breed and their amiable temperament shines through, although they do still have a tendency toward herding, especially of children and other pets. They are generally outgoing
25-30cm and a weight of between 3.5-7kg.
Lancashire Heelers have no major reported disorders.
Socialization is a must and should be carried out early and in as many situations as possible. They may not be suitable for the first-time dog owner.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.
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