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  • WEIGHT: 50 to 75 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 22 to 26 inches
  • COLOR(S): Sable and white, blue merle, and tri-colored.
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
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Lancashire Heeler

BREED GROUP: Herding
WEIGHT: 18 to 20 lbs
HEIGHT: 10 to 12 inches
COLOR(S): Black and tan.
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DESCRIPTION

Looking like a mix between the Manchester Terrier and the Welsh Corgi, the Lancashire Heeler is said to be relative to these. They are short legged, and quite long in body. The breed has large prick ears that stand on end when listening intently. They are excellent herding and heeling dogs, which is what they were originally used for. Lancashire Heelers have such strong herding instincts that one owner reported her Lancashire trying to herd the cattle on TV! Lancashire Terriers are a happy breed, enjoying the company of family and get along well with other pets. They make an affectionate breed, although very good at hunting vermin and rabbits. Lancashire Heelers are alert, energetic, and fun - making them a pleasant and positive companion. An interesting fact about this breed is that when they are content and happy, they have been known to give the "Heeler smile", in which the dog may sit back, draw back their lips and form what looks like a smile!

TEMPERAMENT

The Lancashire Terrier is an easy going breed. They are happy, energetic and love to be with their owners. Some prefer to hunt rabbits and rats rather than herd cattle, but some have a very strong desire to herd. They are alert and pleasant to be around. Although small, they are strong and sturdy.

GROOMING

Short, smooth and thick. They can develop a mane in cold weather. Grooming is minimal on this breed. They should be brushed every once in a while to keep the coat looking shiny.

HEALTH

No major health issues.

EXERCISE

Lancashire Terriers need free running space or half an hour to an hour walks per day. They should be given time to play and explore off the leash. They love to curl up and relax, so exercise should be given regularly. The Lancashire's coat sheds a couple times per year, and baths should be given at this time. This will help with the shedding.

TRAINING

Lancashire Heelers learn easily, and train moderately fast. Simply begin training as soon as possible, beginning early in life, using positive training methods.



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