What health problems are there in the Lancashire Heeler breed?The Lancashire Heeler is a robust and, generally, a healthy, energetic little dog. Necessarily so to be able to do the work he was bred for - herding cows! The biggest health issues encountered in the breed affect the eyes - PLL and CEA for which there are both now DNA tests. It is particularly important to be aware of the DNA status of any Lancashire Heeler puppy that you buy. In particular PLL is a painful and blinding condition so ensure that you always obtain a puppy form a reputable breeder and insist on all relevant health certificates. You can find more detailed information on these eye conditions here.
on 26 November 2018