The Lancashire Heeler was used to herd livestock to the market and hunt rabbits and mouse at home. But now he is famous companion dog breed for a family in his native Britain. He is quite similar to his Corgi cousins, and is mischievous, intelligent, and stubborn.

lancashire heeler

Crucial Stats

Dog Breed Group: Herding Dogs

Height: 10 inches to 1 foot tall at the shoulder

Weight: 13 to 15 pounds

Life Span: 9 to 14 years


Lancashire Heeler Dog Breed

The Lancashire Heeler was used to herd livestock to the market in his past. The breed had short enough height to nibble at their heels to herd them along fairly quickly. When he did not come on the road for the market, he used to assist on the farm by catching rabbits and mouse.

He is pretty much similar to the Pembroke Welsh Corgis and the Cardigan who are his cousins but has got a tan and black color that might be a sign of Manchester Terrier inheritance. The Great Britain is his homeland he is a famous companion for a family, show dog, and obedience and swiftness competitor.

This dog breed learns quickly with his intelligence and smartness. But this dog breed has got a mind of his own and maybe mischievously creative as well as stubborn. Let him have training with kindness and strong consistency and reinforcement with positivity. He is generally friendly with other people but he can be violent towards the other dogs. Early socialization is crucial with other dogs and people. He suits the families with children having school-age and loves having a yard where he can enjoy running.



The perfect height for a male Lancashire Heeler is 12 inches at the shoulder; for females, the perfect is 10 inches. He weighs about 14 pounds.