Lucas Terrier

USD $500-$600 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



14-15 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 193
Origin England
Other Names Sporting Lucas Terrier
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD $500-$600
How much does it cost to buy a Lucas Terrier?
Lucas Terrier are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $500 to $600 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Lucas Terriers can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Small
Weight Male: 14-20 pounds (6-9 kg),
Females: 11-17 pounds (5-8 kg)
Height Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm),
Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Lifespan 14-15 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunting Ground Vermin
Date of Origin 1940s
Ancestry Norfolk Terrier, Plummer Terrier, Sealyham Terrier

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Double, Harsh, Soft, Thick, Weather-resistant
Coat Colors Black, Grey, Tan, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Gray, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Wiry
Recommended Brushes Comb, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Confident, Friendly, Sweet
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1.3 cups
Daily Cost $0.90 - $1.00
Monthly Cost $25.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Lucas Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Lucas Terrier is a small, energetic breed of dog that originated in the United Kingdom. It is a cross between the Welsh Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier. The Lucas Terrier has a unique appearance with its short, wiry coat and long legs. It has an alert expression and an intelligent look about it.

The average lifespan of the Lucas Terrier is 12 to 15 years. They typically weigh between 10 to 15 pounds and stand at around 12 to 14 inches tall at the shoulder. The coat of the Lucas Terrier comes in various colors including black, tan, white, red, blue or brindle.

The personality of the Lucas Terrier is friendly and outgoing. They are very active dogs that love to play and explore their surroundings. They are also very intelligent dogs that can be easily trained with patience and consistency from their owners.

The Lucas Terrier is generally friendly with other dogs as well as children and other animals if they are properly socialized from a young age. However, they can be quite protective of their owners so it’s important to ensure they receive proper training from an early age so they know how to behave around strangers or other animals in public settings such as parks or beaches etc..

The temperament of the Lucas Terrier is loyal, affectionate and playful but also independent-minded which means they need plenty of mental stimulation throughout their lives in order for them to stay happy and healthy both physically and mentally.

In terms of health issues, there are no major concerns associated with this breed however like all breeds there may be some minor issues such as hip dysplasia or eye problems which should be monitored by your vet regularly throughout your pet’s life span .

When it comes to adaptability level ,the Lucas terriers do well in most environments provided they get enough exercise on a daily basis .They make great family pets due to their loving nature , intelligence , loyalty ,and playful attitude .They also require minimal grooming which makes them ideal for busy households .


The Lucas Terrier is a small, rare breed of dog that was once on the brink of extinction. The breed is named after its creator, Joseph Lucas, who developed the breed in the early 1900s. Lucas was a terrier enthusiast and wanted to create a small, compact terrier that could be used for hunting vermin and rabbits. He began crossbreeding various terrier breeds, including the Welsh Terrier, Fox Terrier, and Manchester Terrier. The resulting dogs were called "Lucas Terriers" and were first shown in England in 1909.

The Lucas Terrier quickly became popular among hunters and farmers for their ability to kill vermin and rabbits. However, the outbreak of World War I led to a decline in popularity for the breed as people could no longer afford to keep hunting dogs. By the end of the war, there were only a handful of Lucas Terriers left in England.

In an effort to save the breed from extinction, Joseph Lucas donated two of his dogs to the National Canine Defence League (now known as the Dogs Trust). The organisation worked to find homes for the dogs and eventually found homes for all but one of them. The last remaining Lucas Terrier died in 1926.

Despite their rarity, Lucas Terriers have been gaining in popularity in recent years. They are now recognised by several kennel clubs including the Kennel Club (UK), American Kennel Club, and Canadian Kennel Club. The breed is still relatively rare but is slowly gaining popularity among dog lovers looking for a small, active companion dog.