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Lucas Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Lucas Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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Lucas Terrier
OriginEngland
Other Names
What other names does the Lucas Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Sporting Lucas Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Lucas Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Lucas Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Lucas Terrier breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.Lucas Terrier Club Of AmericaLucas Terrier Club Of The United Kingdom
Price
How much does the Lucas Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Lucas Terrier price:
$500-$600
If you choose to purchase the Lucas Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Lucas Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Lucas Terrier gets to a happy place.

Lucas Terrier General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Lucas Terrier size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Lucas Terrier weigh? Lucas Terrier weight:
Male: 14-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Females: 11-17 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Lucas Terrier? Lucas Terrier average weight:
Male: 17 pounds (7.5 kg), Females: 14 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Lucas Terrier? Lucas Terrier height:
Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Lucas Terrier average height:
Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Lucas Terrier Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Lucas Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
DoubleHarshWeather-resistantDenseSoftThick
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Lucas Terrier's coat?
BlackWhiteGreyTan
Grooming
How to groom the Lucas Terrier and how often?
Average: The Lucas Terrier requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Lucas Terrier, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Lucas Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Sporting Lucas Terrier? Lucas Terrier shedding level:
Lucas Terriers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Lucas Terrier Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Lucas Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
FriendlySweetConfident
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Lucas Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Lucas Terrier obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Lucas Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Lucas Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Lucas Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Lucas Terrier sensitivity:
Lucas Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Lucas Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Sporting Lucas Terrier need? Lucas Terrier social needs:
Lucas Terriers are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Lucas Terrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my Sporting Lucas Terrier bark?
Average: The Lucas Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Lucas Terrier good as a watchdog?
Lucas Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Lucas Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Lucas Terriers strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Lucas Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Sporting Lucas Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Lucas Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Lucas Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Lucas Terrier do?
Lucas Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Lucas Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Lucas Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Lucas Terrier roam?
Lucas Terriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Lucas Terrier have high prey drive?
Lucas Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Lucas Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Lucas Terriers are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Lucas Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Lucas Terriers handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.
Fighting Dog
Where Lucas Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Lucas Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Lucas Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Lucas Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Lucas Terrier and children:
Lucas Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Lucas Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Lucas Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Lucas Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Lucas Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Lucas Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Lucas Terrier is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Lucas Terriers good office dogs? Do Lucas Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Lucas Terriers be office dogs?
No
Lucas Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Lucas Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Sporting Lucas Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Lucas Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Lucas Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Lucas Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Lucas Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Lucas Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Lucas Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Lucas Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Lucas Terrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Lucas Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Lucas Terrier be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Lucas Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Lucas Terrier be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Lucas Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Lucas Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Lucas Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Lucas Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Lucas Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Lucas Terrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Lucas Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Lucas Terrier Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Lucas Terrier dogs have health problems?
The Lucas Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Lucas Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Lucas Terrier be?
14-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Lucas Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Lucas Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Lucas Terrier have?
Lucas Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Lucas Terrier dogs require per day?
Lucas Terriers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Lucas Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Lucas Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Lucas Terrier risk for obesity:
Low. The Lucas Terrier has good luck with genetics. This breed doesn't need to worry about obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Lucas Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Lucas Terrier has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Lucas Terrier drool?
The Lucas Terrier is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Lucas Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Lucas Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Lucas Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Lucas Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Lucas Terrier Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Lucas Terriers are easy to train.
  • Stinkiness: The Lucas Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low.
  • Adaptability: Lucas Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Lucas Terriers handle alone time quite well.
  • Child Friendly: Lucas Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Lucas Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Lucas Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Lucas Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Lucas Terriers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Lucas Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Lucas Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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