Non-sporting Breeds

Lancashire Heeler

Lancashire Heeler
Pedigree Points
Recognized: FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: l2 in (3Ocm) Bitch: 10 in (25cm)
Weight: 8-12 lb (3.5-5.5kg)
Coat: Short and smooth
Color: Black and tan, with rich tan markings on muzzle, in spots on cheeks, and often above eyes, from knees downward, with desirable thumbmark above feet, inside legs, and under tail

The Lancashire Heeler has been known in its native county of England for many years as a sporting dog and dispeller of vermin. As its name suggests, it was developed to herd cattle by nipping at their heels, but also has strong terrier instincts and is an excellent rabbiter and ratter. It is a small dog, and its coat is black with tan markings, although the richness of the tan may fade with age. White is discouraged, except for a very small white spot on the forechest that is permitted but not desirable. The Lancashire Heeler is a happy, affectionate little dog that gets on well with humans and other pets. It requires an average amount of exercise and daily brushing.
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