Colour: Black or liver with rich tan markings
Lifespan: 12 to 13 years
A courageous, playful and affectionate breed of dog.
Lancashire Heelers have strong herding instincts and may try to round up errant children or dogs with a well-aimed nip at the heels. Alert and playful, they are constantly busy with abundant energy.
Originally bred to herd cattle and catch rats and rabbits.
This playful dog likes to chase and nip.
High. Tends to be busy indoors as well as out.
Owners: loyal, affectionate
Children: good if raised with them, may nip in play
Other Pets: may be problematic with small pets
Strangers: wary but friendly if well socialised
Unfamiliar Dogs: good if well socialised
Active, sensible owner who can provide an outlet for this dog's boundless energy and desire to play and be busy.
Nipping heels in play. May display aggression to strangers if not well socialized.
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