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Lancashire Heeler Dog Breed

The Lancashire Heeler is a small, energetic breed of dog that hails from the county of Lancashire in England. Known for their compact size and distinctive appearance, Lancashire Heelers are characterized by their sturdy build, short legs, and a striking black and tan coat. These dogs were originally bred for herding livestock, particularly cattle, and are known for their agility and quick movements.

Despite their diminutive size, Lancashire Heelers are highly intelligent and make excellent companions for active families. They are known for their loyalty and protective nature, making them great watchdogs. Their boundless energy and strong work ethic also make them well-suited for dog sports and obedience training. Lancashire Heelers may be small in stature, but they possess a big heart and a strong desire to please their owners, making them a charming and devoted addition to any household.


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Dan Sayers

Dan Sayers is the Editor-in-Chief of SHOWSIGHT digital and print publications. He received a B.S. from Drexel University where he studied interior architectural design. His professional career has allowed him to develop his planning, problem-solving, and project management skills, which were employed in the office, educational, and financial sectors. While working as a project manager, he earned a Graphic Design Certificate from the University of the Arts and began creating ads for many of America’s top-winning show dogs. Through this work, Dan became Editor-in-Chief of the nation’s first online-only dog show publication. His current role expands on this experience and broadly extends to cover the sport of dogs in Companion and Performance events as well as all aspects of Conformation.

Dan is a long-time member of the Irish Water Spaniel Club of America and is the organization’s current AKC Delegate and Archivist/Historian, as well as a club-approved Breed Mentor. From 2000-2010, he was the club’s AKC Gazette Columnist. He breeds Irish Water Spaniels under the Quiet Storm prefix and has judged the IWSCA National Specialty Sweepstakes twice. Dan is a member of the Morris and Essex Kennel Club as well as the Dog Writers Association of America, which recognized his illustrations in the award-winning canine compendium, the Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology.