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The Lancashire Heeler

Affectionate and alert!

The Lancashire Heeler is thought to be a result of a cross between the Welsh Corgi and the Manchester Terrier, originally used to herd cattle from Wales to the markets in the Ormskirk area – meaning sometimes they are known as a Ormskirk Heeler! Now, they are mostly known as an affectionate and loyal family pet.

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Keep them busy!

Lancashire Heelers are lively and intelligent, so like to be kept active – the Kennel Club recommends up to one hour of exercise every day, however they would also enjoy activity training and being around the hustle and bustle of a busy household. They are known to be a great choice of pet for a home with older kids!

Training

Like all dogs, it’s best that Lancashire Heelers are trained for obedience when they are young – as they can have a stubborn streak! Check out the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme, which is the largest dog training programme in the UK, to get started.

 

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