Affectionate, Versatile, and Intelligent

Welcome to the United States Lancashire Heeler Club where the smallest drovers in the world will captivate you and steal your heart. These smart, sturdy, compact dogs will charm you and challenge you in equal measure! The USLHC was formed in 2007 to promote the breed in the United States and to inform Heeler owners and would-be Heeler owners about this amazing little dog. Tour our site and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about these rare gems.

Introducing AKC’s newest breed!
On January 1, 2024 the Lancashire Heeler was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club and has joined the Herding Group!

There are many wonderful attributes to the Lancashire Heeler, but this versatile, scrappy little dog comes with challenges.

Health – The LH must be health tested, the USLHC has partnered with OFA to recommend to breeders and owners to DNA test for PLL, CEA and have patellas graded by a licensed Veterinarian. With recent health findings the Leadership of the club will be recommending to its breeders and LH owners to certify hips to ensure a long, happy and healthy life and rule out Leggs Perthe as well as certify elbows in the breed.

Attitude – They sure look cute and that smile and tail wag are enchanting, however this little cutie requires constant socialization, training and they must have a job, regardless if it is going for a walk a couple times a day, playing ball or competing in sports. This breed is a power chewer, and barks, so keeping this dog busy is key to a happy life for both of you!

Care and Grooming – This breed sheds, as well as transitions is coat out with the change in seasons.  Brushing a couple of time a week, routine bathing when they get grimy or roll in something really stinky is needed. Keeping toenails trimmed and brushing teeth is necessary.

Shepherd/Dog/Family interactions – Lancashire Heelers are extremely affectionate to it’s family but can be wary of strangers. Having them around children is just fine as long as the children are taught to respect the dog and are taught how to appropriately interact with this dog. Like any dog, if provoked, this dog will bite.

Finding a breeder – Find a breeder is easy, finding a purposeful, responsible and committed breeder in the United States is difficult. With this huge boost in popularity, we caution you to do your research, ask for documentation, and consult the leadership of this club before you purchase any puppy or adult Lancashire heeler.  We have a list of USLHC CLUB MEMBER BREEDERS that we are happy to provide to you. HOWEVER, you must do your research.

Finding breeder outside of the United States is also very easy, but can be extremely expensive and may not deliver the best dog. We are happy to help you find a purposeful, responsible and committed breeder outside the US. We have strong relationship with great breeders that have partnered with this club over the years to import healthy, health tested and structurally sound dogs to support the growth of the breed here.

NEW INTEREST – We are excited that we have been recognized by the AKC, this achievement was a collaborative journey by the members of this club and we are very proud of what we have accomplished.  We love this breed and are committed to the future health to sustain the breed for the future.

We remind you, this breed comes with baggage, and can become a menace if not managed appropriately.

The leadership of the United States Lancashire Heeler club is extremely passion and protective of this vulnerable breed and would like you to take 60 – 90 days before contacting any breeders. At this time there are no litters of puppies planned or available. However, there will be many puppies available in the spring.

Take your time and let this club help you find you your next HEALTHY best friend.

Take your time and let this club help you find you your next best friend.

The United States Lancashire Heeler Club (USLHC) is a member club of and serves as the approved Parent Club of the American Kennel Club (AKC).

USLHC was founded by a group of dedicated individuals in 2016,  with main objectives being: a) To encourage and to do all possible to bring the natural qualities and historic purpose of the Lancashire Heeler to perfection according to the current AKC breed standard, and b) To urge members and breeders to accept the current standard of the breed as approved by the AKC as the only standard of excellence by which the Lancashire Heeler shall be judged.

The United States Lancashire Heeler Club Project Update – WE DID IT! The Lancashire Heeler will compete in the Herding group starting January 1, 2024. Congratulations to our breed!

Lancashire Heeler