Lancashire Heeler

Herding Group – AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS)

Photos courtesy of  Mountain Brook Kennels

The Lancashire Heeler is an endangered breed with approximately only 5,000 world-wide.  Probably the smallest of the herding breeds it is very agile, very smart and has an inventive mind.  The breed is a good ratter, keeping your property free of these pests.  They have a loving personality and good sense of humor that lets them get along well with people and pets, but they can have a stubborn and an “alpha” side.  Early training and socialization is strongly recommended — just remember that this breed is very clever.  It is a good family dog better suited to older children.  While it needs and enjoys exercise it also enjoys a nap or two.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
The height and weight are given from the lowest for a female to the highest for a male.
Coarse, shiny Minimal Smart dog who needs an Alpha owner

Relevant Web Sites


AKC Breed Profile

United States Lancashire Heeler Club

The U.K. Lancashire Heeler Club

American Lancashire Heeler Club

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