What questions should I ask the breeder to ensure I get a healthy Lancashire Heeler puppy?

Take time to do your homework before you buy a Lancashire Heeler puppy.  

Talk to as many people as you can, breeders and pet owners.  There is a very active Facebook Group (Lancashire Heeler World) with many breeders and enthusiasts that will be very happy to help you. 
Go along to a few shows and see the breed in action. Someone on the group will always be going to the next show or Heeler event and will be willing to meet you and introduce you to Lancashire Heelers and owners alike.

Always see the puppy with its mum if possible from about 4 weeks old and ask about the dad too.

Make sure both parents have been screened for Primary Len Luxation (dogs effected go blind from about 4 years old) Ask to see the paper work for screening and ask for copies of this paper work and also KC registration details especially if you wish to show your dog or breed. Any good breeder will provide all this information with out fuss. If in doubt don't buy the puppy!

 Tell the breeder exactly what sort of home you can provide and what you are looking for in a puppy.  A good breeder will ask you as many questions as you do of them.

You can find more information in this article: Finding A Lancashire Heeler Puppy.

on 26 November 2018