Sporting Lucas Terrier

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Life span

15 Years


9 Kg


Hybrid Dogs

Sporting Lucas Terrier Overview

The Sporting Lucas Terrier is a lively dog breed with a kindred spirit. Active but not too hyperactive, this dog breed loves to play and spend most of their time outdoors.

They have a willingness to please their owners and tend not to get too over excited, so are not fazed when met by strangers. This dog breed has a sound temperament and usually good around small children.

The Sporting Lucas Terrier is a sturdy dog, compact with a wiry coat. Their head is rather broad but in proportion to their body. They range in colourings, but normally they’re tan, white, blue or grey in colour.

The weight and height of the male and female don't vary too much. Typically the Sporting Lucas weighs between 11-18 lbs and measures between 10-13 inches tall.

Sporting Lucas Terrier Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Sporting Lucas Terrier has a history that's easy to trace and began in Scotland back in the 1940s. This wonderful dog breed is in existence thanks to Sir Jocelyn Lucas.

Sporting Lucas Terrier Temperament

The Sporting Lucas Terrier is known for being very intelligent, alert and very energetic. They can be very feisty and often fearless. This wonderful Terrier likes to be kept busy and given useful tasks to be completed. Unlike their Terrier cousins, this dog breed isn't as hyperactive but more independent. 

Sporting Lucas Terrier Training

The Lucas Terrier is very responsive when it comes to training, despite their independent ways. They learn better when one-on-one and the attention is all on them. This wonderful dog breed is eager to please so constant training is one of the most favorite things to do as they love the opportunity to impress you. 


The Sporting Lucas Terrier has a wiry, short and stiff coat with a softer undercoat. As with other dog breeds, they do require grooming but are not as hight maintence as other dog breeds. Brushing your Lucas Terrier twice a week is sufficient to help keep their coat in great condition. this dog breed tends to shed all year long and therefore not suitable for owners with allergies. 

Regular checking of their teeth, ears, paws and body is important, as well as regular check-ups at the vets.


The Lucas Terrier is generally a very healthy dog breed with very little serious health conditions. However, like most dog breeds, they are predisposed to hereditary health conditions and these are:

  • Dental issues
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Eye issues
  • patella Luxation

Sporting Lucas Terrier Exercise Needs

The Sporting Lucas has lots of energy and as such, they require plenty of daily exercises and mental stimulation to be happy and well-rounded dogs. The Lucas Terrier needs at least 40-60 minutes a day exercise with as much time off their lead as possible. Like with many other dog breeds, the Lucas Terrier is prone to becoming bored if they're not given enough daily exercise and mental stimulation. 

Children and other pets

The Sporting Lucas Terrier loves to spend time with their loved ones, whether that be at home or outside. This wonderful dog breed is especially good with children as they love to play. The Lucas terrier can sometimes become boisterous and therefore playtime should always be supervised. This dog breed is also known to be very good around other dogs, but can become territorial should a cat enter their territory, therefore, care should always be taken when small pets are around the Lucas Terrier.