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Lancashire Heeler Breed Profile

Lancashire Heeler fact file

KC Group: pastoral
Size: small
Good with children?: seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
Grooming: little
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.

Lancashire Heeler Character

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

Lancashire Heeler Size

25-30cm and a weight of between 3.5-7kg.

Lancashire Heeler Health

Lancashire Heelers can suffer from genetic eye conditions such as Primary Lens Luxation and Collie Eye Anomaly. Always ensure that your dog has been tested for both PLL and CEA.

Lancashire Heeler Special Care

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.