Lancashire Heeler: breed profile, care, photos
Today we will introduce you to the rare in Russia breed of herding dog that was bred by crossing Terriers and Welsh corgis. Our hero – the Lancashire Heeler. It is a strong and hardy animal, which with proper education can become an indispensable companion.
From the history of the breed
Lancashire Heeler (often referred to as just "Lancashire") is still a very young breed. She appeared in the sixties of the XX century. This is a medium dog in size, but the smallest among herding counterparts in England.
This cute little tough guy is easy and exciting hunts for the rats, has a tremendous reaction. Surprisingly, despite its size, the Lancashire Heeler is very skillfully guides the flock of sheep or herd of cows.
In 1981 appeared the breed standard, after which she was recognized by the kennel federations of several countries. Immediately after this, in the UK the popularity of these animals has increased significantly. Then these dogs began to appear in other continents, where they quickly began to win the hearts of animal lovers. Very rarely, but these beauties are found in our country.
Often the Lancashire Heeler is a great companion. Many owners appreciate this cute little dog for his loyalty, good character, and intelligence.
These medium-sized dogs (by size) looks very similar to the Welsh Corgi, but healers are a bit smaller, and the limbs are longer. It is a miniature working dog with short legs, and has a lot of innate ability and outstanding strength.
The trunk has rounded ribs, topline and powerful video. Head proportional to the body. Wide and flat between ears erect, skull. Hanging ears are not welcome. The tail is not docked, set on high. The hair changes its length depending on the season (winter, fluffy with a visible mane). In summer, coat is glossy and smooth. Height of males at withers is 30.5 cm, and Weight not to exceed 5.5 kg. Females are slightly smaller.
The Lancashire Heeler is striking their masters inexhaustible friendliness cheerful and playful disposition. He just can not become a pet. It should be noted that these dogs are very attached to one owner and to all the family members. Under any circumstances, nothing will make this kid to betray his loved ones. He is very thin feels the attitude of the person. For this reason, the healer will protect you always and everywhere.
Strangers, these dogs do not favor: treat them with distrust, as if from a stranger is a threat, Lancashire, despite its relatively modest size, will rush into battle. These dogs have the courage and lightning-fast response, and their powerful jaws allow them to fight back not only from malevolent people, but also from wild animals.
For children, this dog becomes a good and faithful friend. To them, a healer will never show the sale of the shadow of aggression. But the accommodation of Lancashire in the same room with other small Pets can be problematic.
The advantages of this breed should include endurance and docility, activity and strength, and innate cheerfulness. When you get hard, this dog is one of its kind able to lift the mood.
Maintenance and care
It is very important that the healer feels equally comfortable in the house and in the apartment. He is very active in a confined space, but it does not require too much space.
This dog is an important long walks with the beloved master, because he needed emotional human contact. While walking is desirable physical exertion in the form of various tasks and games.
The amazing properties of fur, which varies in different seasons. These dogs tolerate both heat and cold – they do not require additional clothing.
To the water they are different. Some dogs get great pleasure from others may relate to water treatment is very negative.
Care for the Lancashire Heeler is simple, the difficulty sometimes arises of wool, especially during molting, when the winter coat is changed to summer. At this time, the excess hair needs to be brushed quite often.
You need to pay attention to the nutrition of your pet and its physical form. Because the healer is quite active, his diet must completely satisfy the need for energy reserves. For this reason, in the diet of your pet should be a sufficient amount of protein contained in meat. It can give the dog cooked or raw. But recently the trainers believe that cooked meat is preferable, because it does not contain worms and other unwanted microorganisms.
Not to forget the boiled vegetables and porridge, mixed with meat-containing products. When feeding natural products will need vitamin and mineral supplements that you recommend vet.
Where to buy a puppy?
We have already said that Russia is quite a rare breed Lancashire Heeler. While the nursery is difficult to find. You can contact the kennel "Flying Spitz" (Moscow region) or to Ribessita (Estonia). Good reviews gets kennel Faleser Hogland, located in the city of Murom (street Sovkhoznaya, 11). He specializiruetsya on breeding such breeds as the Lancashire Heeler. Puppies are sold with all the accompanying documents RKF, stigma, veterinary certificate. A contract of purchase and sale. You need to know for those with the Lancashire Heeler: the price of a puppy can vary from 45 to 60 thousand rubles.