The Lancashire Heeler is an active dog and it loves to use their body and brain.
The breed is usually very easy to work with, and they are very eagar to please.
There are not that many that uses the Lancashire Heeler as a
cowhearder today. But there are several owners that uses their LH to other stuff, both usefull and fun. Agility, obedience, rally-obedience and different kinds of scent discrimination.
In Sweden there are a LH beeing trained to find bedbugs,
there are som that are trained to find game and also one dog that are trained to find drugs. There are also some that are trained in something we in Norwa calls Smeller. The dog shall fint a specific scent in a room, in boxes and stuff around the room.
Here in Norway there are also a LH puppy (from Mei Alucinor) that is being trained to smell bats. She will be used in a projeckt about how the wind turbines affects the bats.
Here are a few links to working heelers:
*Lancashire heeleren Pinka heards sheep
*Heelers of Belgium