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Country of Origin:

The Lancashire Heeler originated in England. PLEASE NOTE: This breed has been accepted for recording in the AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS). This is simply an avenue to maintain reputable records regarding the breed’s development. This breed is not eligible for AKC (American Kennel Club) registration.


The Lancashire Heeler will grow to a height of 10-12 inches at the shoulder and will weigh anywhere between 6-13 pounds.


The Lancashire Heeler's coat is either long or short depending upon the season. During the winter the coat is plush and will have a visible mane. During the summer months, the coat is short and sleek.


The Lancashire Heeler is intelligent and alert. They can sometimes be strong willed or stubborn and can be wary with strangers.


The Lancashire Heeler needs training as they may nip at people's heels. They are an excellent herding dog. The Lancashire Heeler are excellent dogs for families who are committed to basic obedience and manners.


The Lancashire Heeler should only be bathed when needed and requires occasional brushing with a firm bristled brush or comb.


The Lancashire Heeler can be difficult to train but it can be done with a firm, confident and consistent trainer. It is important that the owner demonstrate that they are the pack leader, not the Lancashire Heeler, in order to avoid problems with the dog developing 'Small Dog Syndrome'.


The Lancashire Heeler has a lot of energy and need daily, brisk, long walks. If sufficiently exercised, they will do well in an apartment. This is a dog that does not conform to being left alone for long periods of time. This is a working, herding dog.