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 socialized early and shown firm leadership.
|Lifespan||10 - 15 Years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males 9in - 12in, Females 9in - 11in|
|Weight||Males 14lb - 20lb, Females 11lb - 17lb|
|Coat||Wiry, harsh to the touch, straight coat that lies close to the body and a thick, dense softer undercoat.|
|Color||White bodies with Brown, Grizzle or badger Gray markings, Black with Tan markings, Black|
|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 behavior 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 breed isn’t recognized by any major registry that we’re aware of, and while a “Sporting Lucas Terrier” is recognized by the United Kennel Club, the Lucas Terrier Club of America writes that this is a distinctly different breed from their own, and that the similarity in names is both confusing and unfortunate.