Lancashire Heeler

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Lancashire Heeler overview

Originated in Britain for use in cattle herding. Became extinct when modern transport took over the role of moving cattle to market. The breed was recreated in 1960 using the Welsh Corgi and Manchester Terrier. Does not retain any of the original cattle herding instincts, but is a potential rabbit and rat catcher.
An alert and pleasant companion; makes a good guard dog.
Not readily obedience trained and not always good with children.
Tough, active, stoic breed. 

Other known names for Lancashire Heeler

Ormskirk Heeler, Ormskirk Terrier


United Kingdom

Breed Group

Pastoral Group

Biological data

Male: 6–13 lbs.
2.7–5.9 kg..
Female: 6–13 lbs.
2.7–5.9 kg.
Male: 30 cm.
Female: 25 cm.
Colours, markings and patterns
Black with rich tan markings on muzzle, spots on cheeks and often above eyes, from knees downwards, with desirable thumb mark above feet, inside hindlimbs and under tail. Richness of tan may fade with age.
White to be discouraged, except for a very small spot on forechest being permitted, but not desired.

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Lancashire Heeler – Breed standard

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Lancashire Heeler references and further reading

Lancashire Heelers USA

Lancashire Heeler Community  
The Lancashire Heeler Club
Lancashire Heeler Association
Lancashire Heeler Breeders

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AP-PN25YA - Lancashire Heeler
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson