Characteristics of Lancashire Heeler
|Country of origin||Great Britain|
|Age||12–15 years old|
|FCI breed group||Herding and cattle dogs other than Swiss cattle dogs|
- Friendly, cheerful;
- Suitable for living in a city apartment.
The history of the Lancashire Heeler is full of mysteries. It is believed that the official breeding of the breed began in the 1970s. Welsh Corgis and Manchester Terriers were used in the selection , they are their closest relatives today. However, some scientists are convinced that the real ancestors of the healers lived on the British Isles several hundred years ago, but, alas, they died out.
One way or another, the Lancashire Heeler was registered in the International Cynological Federation quite recently – in 2016, and on an experimental basis.
The Lancashire Heeler is a small fidget and a perpetual motion machine. He can play, run and have fun almost all day long. At the same time, these dogs are not only funny companions, but also excellent helpers. In their homeland, in the UK, they diligently graze and guard livestock. And the key advantages of a hard worker-healer are responsibility and diligence.
Representatives of the breed easily memorize commands and quickly learn them. True, the owner will still need patience and endurance, because just like that the dog is unlikely to do something. The best motivation for most pets of this breed is a treat, but they also respond quite well to affection. The choice always remains with the owner.
Literally from the first days of the appearance of a puppy in the house, the owner must take care of his socialization . The optimal age for this is 2-3 months. It is important to show your pet the world around you, people and different animals, including cats.
The Lancashire Heeler is a little merry fellow, ready to mess around with children all day long. This is a nanny dog that not only entertains kids, but also manages to control the situation around. So parents can safely leave the child alone with the dog – he will be supervised.As for cats and other dogs in the house, their relationship with the healer largely depends on the temperament of the animals. Peace-loving pets will certainly immediately find a common language.
Lancashire Heeler Care
The short coat of the Lancashire Heeler does not need to be carefully and painstakingly looked after. It is enough to wipe the dog with a damp towel or just with your hand as the hairs fall out. During the shedding period, it should be combed out 2-3 times a week with a massage brush. What is important to pay attention to is the condition of the dog’s teeth. They need to be inspected and cleaned every week.
Conditions of detention
The Lancashire Heeler, despite its small size, needs long walks around the city. The more active and varied the physical exercises, the better. A healer can safely be offered fetching and various running workouts. A tired pet will thank you.