Lancashire Heeler Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
The origins of the Lancashire Heeler are not definite, but it is speculated that cattle being herded from Wales to slaughter at Ormskirk in Lancashire by Welsh Corgis met the Manchester Terrier during his travels and the rest is obvious. The Lancashire Heeler has the cattle herding attributes of the Corgi, and his tendency to nip at heels of recalcitrant animals and also the terrier instincts for rabbiting and ratting. He is small at 10″ – 12″, but built along sturdy lines and packed full of energy which needs to be channelled. He is a happy dog around the house, joining in whatever activities present themselves but does need to be occupied. He can have a tendency to nip if over-excited so this should be firmly discouraged from the outset. He gets on reasonably well with other dogs but does want to be top dog, so there could be problems with other male dogs in the home.
The Lancashire Heeler is happy, affectionate, easy to keep clean and enjoys the company of children. His coat is thick and hard with a fine undercoat and is always black and tan with a correct patterning of the tan required.
- Audaxus Norfolk
Rescue and Rehoming
In the unfortunate event you need to re-home your dog, or you are looking to give a home to an older dog, contact the Breed Clubs for their assistance. It is always wise to speak to people who are expert in the breed so you can get the best possible help.