||The Lancashire Heeler is a small,
powerful, sturdily built, alert energetic worker that works cattle but has terrier
instincts when rabbiting and ratting. They are courageous, happy, affectionate to owner
They have a fine undercoat,
which is covered throughout by weather resistant, short, thick, hard, flat topcoat.
Topcoat slightly longer on neck. Undercoat should not show through topcoat nor allow any
longer hair at the mane to stand off. Long or excessively wavy coat hightly undesirable.
Colurs are black or liver with rich tan marking on
muzzle, spots on cheeks and often above eyes, from knees downwards, with desirable
thumb-mark above feet, inside hindlegs and under tail. Richness of tan may fade with age.
White to be discouraged, except for a very small spot on forechest being permitted, but
not desired. Pigmentation to tone with coat colour.
Ideal height at shoulder: dogs: 30 cms (12 ins);
bitches: 25 cms (10 ins).