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Lucas Terrier (White & Tan, Lying)
White & Tan, Lying

Breed Information


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Name Lucas Terrier
Other names  
Origin United Kingdom
Breed Group Terrier
Size Smallest
Type Cross Breed
Life span 14-15 years





Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)

Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)


Male: 14-20 pounds (6-9 kg)

Females: 11-17 pounds (5-8 kg)






Litter Size 3-5 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $2000 - $3500 USD


Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Apartment Friendly

1 stars

Good for apartment living. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard.

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

3 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Dog Friendly

2 stars

Exercise Needs

3 stars

This breed needs a daily walk. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs, however, as with all breeds, play will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. They will also enjoy a good romp in a safe, open area off lead, such as a large, fenced-in yard. The breed is a low-energy dog that makes a good walking companion. Calm and content indoors, adaptable to life in town or the country.


3 stars

Moderate Maintenance: Regular grooming is required to keep its fur in good shape.

Health Issues

3 stars

Hypoallergenic: No


2 stars

Ranking: N/A Full Ranking List


3 stars

Shedding Level

3 stars

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


4 stars

Watchdog Ability

3 stars

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Lucas Terrier Puppy (Puppies, White & Tan)
Puppies, White & Tan

Lucas Terrier Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Charlie Bella
02 Buddy Piper
03 Toby Daisy
04 Rocky Molly
05 Lucky Lulu
06 Riley Penny
07 Jake Coco
08 Oliver Layla
09 Cooper Gracie
10 Sammy Ginger
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The Lucas Terrier is a sturdy, symmetrically built, working terrier like an old-fashioned Ilmer Sealyham type, created only by crossing an existing Lucas Terrier with a Norfolk Terrier or with a small Sealyham Terrier. A latter-day Norfolk Terrier mated with a latter-day Sealyham Terrier does not produce a Lucas Terrier because it will not trace back to the original Lucas Terrier lines. All true Lucas Terriers have a direct connection to Sir Jocelyn Lucas's original Ilmer Kennel based Lucas Terriers. The Lucas Terrier is bred primarily for temperament and companionship, and so should be friendly, with no aggressive tendencies towards people or other dogs, and not fearful or nervous while retaining the usual terrier traits. The coat should be fairly harsh, weather resistant and of medium length. It may be coloured or white, but the majority are tan, black and tan or saddle and tan. Dogs should weigh 14–20 lbs (6–9 kg) and bitches 11–17 lbs (5–8 kg).

The Lucas Terrier is a small, sweet, non-exaggerated British terrier that is making a comeback in popularity in the U.S. Smart and easy to train. Friendly toward people and other dogs. Excellent with children. Eagar to please. Not a yapper by nature. Likes to dig. Make sure you are this dog's firm, confident, consistent pack leader to avoid Small Dog Syndrome, human induced behavior problems. Always remember, dogs are canines, not humans. Be sure to meet their natural instincts as animals.


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, 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. Lucas Terriers have been in the USA since the late 1960s. This is a rare breed, with less than 100 inside the USA. 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.


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