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Lancashire Heeler

General Description

The Lancashire Heeler is a small, stocky, sturdily built dog, slightly rectangular in outline being a little longer than they are tall. Ears are comparatively large and stand erect giving the Lancashire Heeler an alert and attractive expression of pluck and willingness. The coat is short and thick.

Character and Temperament

Clever, intelligent, friendly and alert

Exercise

At least one hour a day

Origin

The origin of breed are unknown, however it is accepted that a type of Welsh Corgi was used to drive livestock to the north west of England from Wales. In the Ormskirk area, a type of black and tan terrier called the Manchester Terrier was introduced which resulted in what is now known as the Lancashire Heeler.

Stats

Average Life Expectancy

12-15


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