The Lancashire Heeler is the smallest herding dog in the UK. Although most known for their primary purpose as a drover or herding dog, their terrier like instincts also make them good ratters and mousers. Fearless enough to take on a herd of cattle alone, these intelligent, playful dogs also make excellent and loyal pets and companions
The biggest of hearts and personalities are packed into this compact and robust little parcel, some of which also possess the breed trait of a beguiling smile or perform meerkat impersonations! Surprisingly, for these most beguiling of characters, the Lancashire Heeler is still designated by the Kennel Club as a vulnerable breed.
Occasionally, dogs find themselves in need of new homes, due to no fault of their own. The Community Welfare Fund is a breed specific rescue and welfare organisation set up to help dogs, and their owners, at all times of need. It is a Kennel Club registered Breed Rescue supported by the KC registered Lancashire Heeler Club, The Lancashire Heeler Association. You can find more details of the Welfare Fund here.
If you are interested in tracing your dogs pedigree take a look at our database project The Lancashire Heeler Pedigree Database
Lancashire Heeler Community Website
This site contains breed information, history, owner and breeder stories of interest, and information about activities such as showing, agility and tracking. The community is a non-commercial, on-line Lancashire Heeler Club providing space for all owners, breeders and enthusiasts to contribute. We hope you enjoy browsing the articles and pictures and participating in our competitions. Please feel free to send us articles and pictures for inclusion on the site. Newcomers may like to start by browsing out 'Frequently Asked Questions section (FAQs).
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