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Lucas Terrier Dog Breed

The breed was developed in Great Britain in the 1940’s, named after its breeder Sir Jocelyn Lucas and achieved by crossing the Sealyham Terrier female with Norfolk Terrier male. It has a height range of 9 to 12 inches and weight standard of 11 to 20 pounds. This is a sturdy working terrier that is well-muscled and in good proportions. The skull is broad with a medium-length and deep muzzle, a slight but pronounced stop and a black nose. Its jaws are strong and well-developed, and the eyes are almond shaped, dark and with well-pigmented eye rims. It has V-shaped and preferably small ears that are carried close to the head. Its chest is deep and muscular, as well as the neck which is strong and of medium length. The weather resistant coat is medium length, moderately harsh and comes in tan or saddle and tan. White markings around the muzzle, on the feet and legs, chest area and on the underside is acceptable. So is a solid white coat colour.

The Lucas Terrier was bred to improve on the Sealyham Terrier and is now being used as a household pet and for show. It is intelligent, easy to train and always eager to please its owner and the family. They are known to be excellent with children as well as other dogs. It likes to dig around but indoors it is calm and serene. It is a good walking companion and does well both in small quarters and in country life. It is a fairly healthy breed and can live from 14 to 15 years.

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