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The Lancashire Heeler
is a small breed
developed for use as a drover
of cattle. The Lancashire Heeler is listed by the Kennel Club
as a vulnerable breed.
The coat is harsh and smooth with an undercoat which keeps the dog dry in all weathers. It may have a slight mane round the neck in winter. The dog is usually black and tan, but liver and tan is now recognised by the Kennel Club
. They are slightly longer than height at withers
, usually measures between at the shoulder and weighs . Ears can be tipped or erect.
It is alert, friendly, energetic, intelligent, playful and a pleasant companion. Personality can range from lazy and playful to energenic and talkative. It is actually a very strong dog that likes to participate in all kinds of activities, and can carry a ball or object the size of themselves. The Lancashire Heeler is friendly towards its owners and passers-by on the street but may be aggressive towards an unknown character on their territory, such as the mailman.
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