Lancashire Heeler

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Life span

15 Years


6 Kg


Pastoral Dogs

Lancashire Heeler Overview

The Lancashire Heeler is an intelligent dog breed, that's friendly by nature, very alert and extremely clever. They're a well balanced dog breed and excellent choice for a small family.

They're a vulnerable dog breed that requires lots of love and attention. The Lancashire Heeler is stubborn and mischievous. They love playtime and require plenty of mental stimulation.

The male weighs between 2.7 - 5.9kg and measures in height 25-31 cm. The female weighs 2.7 - 5.9kg and measures in height 25-31cm.

Lancashire Heeler Characteristics

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Size InformationChild Friendly
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Size InformationShedding
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Size InformationGrooming Needs
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Size InformationBarking
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History & Origin

The Lancashire Heeler history is up for debate, however, it is believed that they were originated from a Welsh Corgi and Manchester Terrier. The breed is over 150 years old. 

Lancashire Heeler Temperament

The Lancashire Heeler is alert, energetic and intelligent. They're very playful and make wonderful companions. Thye can be lazy at times but also have lots of energy at other times. They're strong and willing to participate in all of the family activities.  

Lancashire Heeler Training

Training your Lancashire Heeler is easy as they're always willing to learn. They tend to respond well to training and pick up new commands very quickly. Training should always start early and be rewarded to get the best results. 


The Lancashire Heeler requires a moderate level of grooming to help keep their coat in great condition. Brushing them twice a week is sufficient enough for this dog breed.

They require regular nail clipping, ear cleaning and their teeth brushed every day. 


The Lancashire Heeler is predisposed to a few health conditions but won't necessarily suffer from all. These are:

  • Patella luxation 
  • Eye diseases



Lancashire Heeler Exercise Needs

The Lancashire Heeler is an active dog breed and therefore requires lots of outdoor exercise and activities. They should be taken for 2 walks a day for 40-60 minutes each walk. They also require plenty of mental stimulation to help keep them well-balanced, healthy and happy. 

Children and other pets

The Lancashire Heeler tends to bond very well with children of all ages. Early socialisation and training are important and playtime should always be supervised. If you are to introduce another small pet to the family, then this should also be done from a young age.