|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.
Click to read the Lancashire Heeler Breed Standard.
Lancashire Heeler Breed Clubs
LANCASHIRE HEELER CLUB. Sec. Mrs C Norman. Tel No: 01938 553357
Lancashire Heeler Rescue and Rehoming
Contact a Breed Club. They should be able to give you information about dogs requiring homes and procedures for re-homing; if you are in the unfortunate position of having to re-home your own Lancashire Heeler, please go through breed rescue. They will not be judgmental and are best able to find the right permanent home for him.
The Breed Club now has a section of their website dedicated to Rescue.
Lancashire Heeler Breeders
If you are looking for a puppy contact the Breed Clubs and the Breeders listed and visit the puppyfinder website where there is a great deal of information on hereditary conditions. If you are a Breeder and wish to advertise your puppies puppyfinder is an excellent showcase.