All About Lancashire Heelers
The Lancashire Heeler is currently on the Kennel Clubs list of vulnerable breeds.
As part of our series about UK native breeds often overlooked by prospective owners we bring you a dog that may be an ideal choice for your next companion.
The origins of the Lancashire Heeler hail from the time when cattle were herded from Wales to the markets in the Ormskirk area. It is thought that the breed is the result of a cross between the Welsh Corgi and the Manchester Terrier. Indeed, the breed has been very popular in that area long before recognition from The Kennel Club and was known as the Ormskirk Heeler or the Ormskirk terrier.
The breed is a happy combination, inheriting the distinguishing thumbs marks on the front legs from the Manchester and the lowness to ground and heeling instinct from the corgi.
A lively long lived and intelligent dog Lancashire Heeler has gained some well-deserved popularity as a family dog and we hope that it gains popularity!
To celebrate this fabulous little dog, we have dedicated a collection of homeware and clothing which all make the perfect gift for the Heeler lover in your life!
Just CLICK HERE to view our range of Lancashire Heeler designs