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Sporting Lucas Terrier Breed Summary

Curious, Intelligent, Relaxed and Sociable

Curious and intelligent, the Sporting Lucas Terrier benefits from mental stimulation as well as physical exercise as part of its daily routine. Like the Sealyham and Norfolk Terriers, the Sporting Lucas is well suited to relaxed domestic living and they get along easily with children and other house pets when introduced gradually. 

Full of life, character and enthusiasm, the Sporting Lucas makes a great working dog and companion animal that can be trained to a very high standard when socialised early and shown firm leadership.

Lifespan 10 - 15 Years
Height (at the withers) Males 25cm - 30 cm, Females 23 - 28 cm
Weight Males 6.5kg - 9kg, Females 5kg - 7.5kg
Coat Wiry, harsh to the touch, straight coat that lies close to the body and a thick, dense softer undercoat.
Colour White bodies with Brown, Grizzle or badger Grey markings, Black with Tan markings, Black
Eye colour Brown
Common health issues patellar luxationinthe, ectropian, chronic ear infection and dentalissues.

The Lucas Terrier is a small, sweet pooch who is smart and easy to train. They are friendly towards people and other dogs and excellent with children. This delightful dog is always eager to please with a penchant for digging.

When training this dog, you need to make sure you are this dog's firm, confident, consistent pack leader in order to avoid Small Dog Syndrome or any other human induced behaviour problems.

The Sporting Lucas Terrier is a low-energy dog that makes a good walking companion. They are calm and content indoors and are very adaptable to life in town or the country.

This breed was developed in the late 1940s by Sir Jocelyn Lucas of Great Britain. He felt the Sealyham Terrier was too big to work efficiently and concerned about the increase in whelping deaths. He therefore crossed Sealyham Terrier females with Norfolk Terrier males, creating the Lucas Terrier. The Lucas is similar in appearance to the Sealyham Terriers of the 1920s and 1930s. The Lucas Terrier may be bred to either of its parent breeds, the Sealyham Terrier or the Norfolk Terrier, and still be considered a purebred Lucas.