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Lancashire Heeler

Ormskirk Heeler, Ormskirk Terrier


A small but sturdy, powerful and energetic working dog, either black and tan or liver and tan, with a weather resistant double coat and a natural tail that is carried in a slight curve.

It is alert, friendly, energetic, intelligent, playful and a pleasant companion. Personality can range from lazy and playful to energenic and talkative. It is actually a very strong dog that likes to participate in all kinds of activities, and can carry a ball or object the size of themselves.The Lancashire Heeler is friendly towards its owners and passers-by on the street but may be aggressive towards an unknown character on their territory.

Size Small
Height 10-12 inches (25-31 cm)
Weight 6-13 pounds (3-6 kg)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Colors Brown Black and Tan Liver
Origin United Kingdom
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

This breed is a good dog for apartment living. It is very active indoors and will do okay without a yard as long as it is properly exercised. This breed will do okay in colder climates as long as it has proper shelter.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs


The Lancashire Heeler can be difficult to train but it can be done with a firm, confident and consistent trainer. It is important that the owner demonstrate that they are the pack leader, not the Lancashire Heeler, in order to avoid problems with the dog developing 'Small Dog Syndrome'.



Grooming Requirements

This breed is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. The coat is seasonably long or short. In the wintertime the coat is plush with a visible mane and in the summer it has a sleek, shiny coat.




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