meet theLancashire Heeler


Did You Know?

The Lancashire Heeler is also known as the Ormskirk Terrier.

The Lancashire Heeler has been assigned the Herding Group designation.

The Lancashire Heeler has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 2001.

The Lancashire Heeler has a unique characteristic - The Heeler smile. When contented, Heelers have been known to draw back their lips in an effort that emulates a human smile.

The Lancashire Heeler is a rare breed, numbering only around 5,000 worldwide.

From the October 2008 Board Meeting The Lancashire Heeler will be eligible to compete in Companion and Performance Events effective July 1, 2009.

In 2003, the breed was placed on the endangered breed list of The Kennel Club, U.K., due to the small number of dogs composing the gene pool and the risk of several inherited diseases....

The Lancashire Heeler is truly a versatile breed. The Heeler works to this day as a herder and ratter, a gun dog, a retriever, and a handicap assistance dog.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & Tan 018
Liver & Tan 124


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code