Lancashire Heeler Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Lancashire Heeler so you can get to know the breed more.
|Group||Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)|
Other Names |
What other names does the Lancashire Heeler have? The dog breed also known as...
|Ormskirk Heeler, Ormskirk Terrier|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is Lancashire Heeler recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.|
FCI Group |
Is Lancashire Heeler recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.|
Breed Recognition |
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Lancashire Heeler breed?
|American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryContinental Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleFoundation Stock ServiceKennel Club of Great BritainNational Kennel ClubNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.|
How much does the Lancashire Heeler puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Lancashire Heeler price:
If you choose to purchase the Lancashire Heeler, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Lancashire Heeler for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Lancashire Heeler gets to a happy place.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Lancashire Heeler size:
How much does the Lancashire Heeler weigh? Lancashire Heeler weight:
|6-13 pounds (3-6 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Lancashire Heeler? Lancashire Heeler average weight:
|9.5 pounds (4.5 kg)|
How tall is the Lancashire Heeler? Lancashire Heeler height:
|10-12 inches (25-31 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Lancashire Heeler average height:
|11 inches (28 cm)|
What type of coat does the Lancashire Heeler have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Lancashire Heeler's coat?
How to groom the Lancashire Heeler and how often?
Easy to groom: The Lancashire Heeler doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Lancashire Heeler is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level |
How much do Lancashire Heeler dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Ormskirk Heeler? Lancashire Heeler shedding level:
Lancashire Heelers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
What kind of personality does the Lancashire Heeler have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Lancashire Heeler? Are they intelligent?
Average: Lancashire Heeler's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Are Lancashire Heeler dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Lancashire Heelers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
The Lancashire Heeler is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Lancashire Heeler sensitivity:
Lancashire Heelers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they?
Lancashire Heelers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Ormskirk Heeler need? Lancashire Heeler social needs:
Lancashire Heelers need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Lancashire Heeler dogs bark a lot? Why does my Ormskirk Terrier bark?
Average: The Lancashire Heeler barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Lancashire Heeler good as a watchdog?
Lancashire Heelers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Do Lancashire Heeler dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Lancashire Heelers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Lancashire Heeler can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Lancashire Heeler will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential |
Do Lancashire Heeler bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Ormskirk Heeler? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Lancashire Heeler? Why do dog bites happen?
The Lancashire Heeler has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Lancashire Heeler do?
Lancashire Heelers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Lancashire Heelers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Lancashire Heeler to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Lancashire Heeler roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Lancashire Heeler is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Lancashire Heeler have high prey drive?
Lancashire Heelers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Lancashire Heeler good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Lancashire Heelers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Lancashire Heelers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog |
Where Lancashire Heeler dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they friendly with strangers?
Lancashire Heelers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly |
Are Lancashire Heeler dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Lancashire Heeler and children:
Lancashire Heelers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Lancashire Heeler dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Lancashire Heelers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly |
Is Lancashire Heeler good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Lancashire Heeler dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Lancashire Heelers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly |
Are Lancashire Heelers good office dogs? Do Lancashire Heelers make good office friendly dogs? Can Lancashire Heelers be office dogs?
Lancashire Heeler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Lancashire Heeler dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Ormskirk Heeler temperament with senior people? Are Lancashire Heeler dogs good for elderly owners?
Lancashire Heelers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Lancashire Heeler dogs get along with other pets? Are Lancashire Heeler dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Lancashire Heelers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Lancashire Heeler breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Lancashire Heelers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Lancashire Heeler be a service dog?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Lancashire Heeler is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Lancashire Heeler be a therapy dog?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Lancashire Heeler is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Lancashire Heeler be a sniffer dog?
|Not really |
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Lancashire Heeler is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Lancashire Heeler be a search and rescue dog?
|Not really |
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Lancashire Heeler is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Lancashire Heeler be a boat dog?
|Not really |
Lancashire Heeler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Lancashire Heeler be a drafting dog?
|Not really |
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Lancashire Heeler is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy breed? Do Lancashire Heeler dogs have health problems?
The Lancashire Heeler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems |
What health problems does the Lancashire Heeler breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Lancashire Heeler breed? Health risks of Lancashire Heeler:
|CataractsCollapsed TracheaCollie Eye AnomalyLens LuxationPatellar LuxationPersistent Pupillary MembranesReverse Sneezing|
Life Expectancy |
How long do Lancashire Heeler dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Lancashire Heeler be?
Is the Lancashire Heeler breed hypoallergenic?
Lancashire Heelers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Lancashire Heeler have?
Lancashire Heelers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need |
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Lancashire Heeler dogs require per day?
Lancashire Heelers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Lancashire Heelers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Lancashire Heeler need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Lancashire Heeler risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Lancashire Heeler's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Lancashire Heeler's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Tolerates warm and cold weather.|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Lancashire Heeler has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Does the Lancashire Heeler drool?
The Lancashire Heeler is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Lancashire Heeler could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Lancashire Heeler. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Lancashire Heeler: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
|How often can the Lancashire Heeler have a litter?||Once a year.|
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Lancashire Heeler have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Lancashire Heeler Pros & Cons
- Grooming: Easy to groom: The Lancashire Heeler doesn't require a lot of grooming.
- Drooling tendency: The Lancashire Heeler is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
- Mouthiness: Lancashire Heelers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
- Child Friendly: Lancashire Heelers are kid-friendly dogs.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Lancashire Heelers are usually recommended for elderly people.
- Good For First Time Owners: Lancashire Heelers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Hypoallergenic: Lancashire Heelers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Apartment Friendly: Lancashire Heelers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
- Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Lancashire Heeler is strong enough to escape from home.
- Office Friendly: Lancashire Heeler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
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- Mabel Morris
Feb 27, 2020, 10:30:39 PM:
Our beautiful heeler is an absolute delight. She's a clown, a comedian, a hunter, a funster, a meet and greeter... an absolute joy!