I’m thinking of getting a Lancashire heeler, hope i’m doing the right thing as some people say they are nippers..What’s ‘your’ heeler like?? Are they known for attacking small animals if allowed of the lead?
Answer by Animal Lover
The Lancashire Heeler is very alert and friendly with those he knows but may be wary of strangers. An excellent ratter with rabbit catching potential. It has superior strength and broad instinctive abilities. This breed makes a pleasant companion, and does best with older considerate children. The Lancashire may nip at peoples heels as it has a strong instinct to herd and must be taught not to do it to people. This breed may be difficult to obedience train, but it is trainable. While it has great herding instincts and will make a wonderful herder of cattle, goats and horses it is rarely used as such.
This breed is a good dog for apartment living. They are very active indoors and will do okay without a yard as long as they are properly exercised. This breed will do okay in colder climates as long as it has proper shelter.
The Lancashire Heeler has a lot of energy and it must be kept busy.