Lucas Terrier

Lucas Terrier description

The Lucas Terrier was created by Sir Jocelyn Lucas who had a keen interest in breeding small Terriers, with good working abilities, to assist him while hunting. Sir Jocelyn Lucas was already hunting with a pack of Sealyham Terriers when he decided to create a smaller Terrier breed. Satisfied with the abilities of the Sealyham Terrier, he decided to breed his best dogs with the Norfolk Terrier and named the new breed after himself.

Lucas Terrier characteristics

A Lucas Terrier measures between 10 to 12 inches and weighs from 4.5 to 6 kilos. The short and wiry coat of the Lucas Terrier protects him from harsh weather conditions. The coat colours is tanned.

Lucas Terrier grooming

Having a short haired and non shedding coat the Lucas Terrier does not require long grooming sessions. However, it is necessary to hand-strip the dog's hair regularly to allow new hair growth. The coat is of easy maintenance and will need to be brushed twice a week. It is recommended to bath the Lucas Terrier occasionally.

Lucas Terrier temperament

The Lucas Terrier is good and faithful companion. He enjoys the company of his owners and is good around children. He has a very low level of energy and is generally satisfied with a daily walk. He will also enjoy playing with his owners. By nature friendly, he gets alone with other dogs.

Lucas Terrier training

Eager to please, the Lucas Terrier generally responds well to positive reinforcement training. This character trait makes him easy to train. As with most dog breed a gentle but firm training is recommended. It is important to establish rules and boundaries from the day you bring your Lucas Terrier puppy home. Doing so, will avoid your dog developing behavioural issues in later life and the so called small dog syndrome.

Lucas Terrier food habits

The Lucas Terrier generally does well on dry food.

Lucas Terrier Health

With a life expectancy of about 14 years, the Lucas Terrier is considered a healthy dog breed. The most common disease known to affect the breed is the Inter-vertebral Disc Disease.