Lancashire Heeler Community Website

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A site for all Lancashire Heeler enthusiasts, with an emphasis on Lancashire Heeler health & welfare and a community spirit. This site is provided by and for owners, breeders, friends , enthusiasts & Breed Clubs of the Lancashire Heeler in the UK and Internationally . All profit from fund raising goes to The Lancashire Heeler Welfare fund and dog related charities.

 The site is independently owned and maintained and is NOT affiliated or governed by any club, society or other body.  Clubs and societies are welcome to submit articles and details of events etc for inclusion and publication, subject to terms and conditions. The site is open to all to enjoy and contribute. We hope that you will contribute pictures and articles you feel will be of interest to others, feel free to join us at fun days and enter competitions and events that we will advertise from time to time on behalf of Breed Cubs and Show bodies. Please note the terms and conditions for submitting material to the site.  If you have any ideas of pages you would like to see  please let us know.

Many people have contributed to the site whether that be, via recent surveys, feedback over the past few years, articles, photographs and anecdotes. As always there are far too many to mention all of them here, I am extremely grateful to everyone for contributing over the past 7 years.

Our Iconic Masthead Lancashire Heeler Picture

Our masthead picture of the Heelers on a dry stone wall was taken by Rodney Smith and features 5 dogs owned by Joan Huck.  The site picture has been digitally adjusted to give the illusion of more dogs.

A number of people have asked about the dogs in the picture. In answer to this Joan has written to say:

"Two of them were brothers for which I have the original  Lancashire Heeler Club registration cards for.
They were Cockleith Fergi & Cockleith Podge and were born on the 15-9-86  Sire & Dam  was Tarlton Tex & Laneside Matilda and were bred by a Miss C Stewart Mills. They were never registered with the KC which was such a shame as they were two nice dogs and never had any eye problems and could possibly have helped to widen our gene pool.

The other dogs are Doddsline Crafty Lad at Leyeside, Patterjo Elfin Ears and Leyeside Little Annie which is the pup in the middle of the picture who is now eleven years old."

I am very grateful to Joan and Rodney for allowing me to use this picture, and others from their collection on the site.

Lancashire Heeler drawings

Eeva-Maija Lehtinen originally provided drawings to Kathie Kidd for for her First and Second Books of The Lancashire Heeler. I have always been taken with them as they seem to capture the amusing character of the dog. I consider it a privilege to be able to use the drawings on the site.