Lancashire Heeler Breed Profile

The Lancashire Heeler is a hardworking, playful, affectionate, energetic, and happy dog. He is very attached to his owner and would like to live in the house and be a member of your family. He is gentle and loving and loves to be petted and cuddled by your side.

Lancashire Heeler at a Glance

When he’s happy, he pulls his lips back and shows his teeth, which mostly look like a smile! IN the house he is very relaxed, docile, and always able to take a nap. But as soon as the doorbell rings or he is asked to play, he immediately jumps up. The Lancashire Heeler is a robust, resolute, and agile dog that can jump quickly across a field, appearing from afar as if it were floating over the fields. He has a high level of stamina and needs his long daily walks and the chance to roam the fenced yard or park.

When he is outdoors he should be kept on a leash at all times as he enjoys chasing small animals. He is not a suitable dog to be left alone for a few hours. He is brave and confident. He is easy to train and learns fairly quickly. But can also be stubborn and spiteful. He needs clear rules that he has to follow. When training, you should be friendly but also consistent. He is an inquisitive and fun-loving dog who loves his toys and his family.

He is a good watchdog, barking immediately when strangers approach his area. He gets along well with other dogs and cats. He gets along well with young children as long as they don’t tease him. The Lancashire Heeler is one of those breeds that can shed a few hairs every now and then.


The Lancashire Heeler is 25-31cm tall and weighs 2.7-5.9kg. It has a short, smooth, and shiny coat with medium-sized ears that are pricked and set forward.

Advice on Posture

His coat only needs an occasional brushing. But you can also brush it more frequently to comb out dead hairs early before they are spread around the house.

History of the Lancashire Heeler

The Lancashire Heeler has been kept by shepherds in the North West of England for hundreds of years to herd large herds of cattle and sheep and to hunt rats and rabbits. After his breed nearly became extinct, the breed was revived in the 1960s with the crossing of the Welsh Corgi and Manchester Terrier.

Judy Taylor

Written by Judy Taylor

Judy Taylor combines her love of science and writing to educate pet owners. Her articles on pet wellness, published on a variety of platforms, reveal a deep passion for animals. With a teaching background and shelter volunteer experience, Judy brings expertise to the fields of writing and compassionate pet care.

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