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Lucas Terrier

Lucas Terrier Dog Breed, Breeders, Puppies, Information and Life Expectancy

The Lucas Terrier, can be described as the symmetrically built working terriers of the olden days.

They were developed towards the late 1940s, by a person named Sir Jocelyn Lucas, who belonged to Great Britain. The Lucas Terrier has an appearance quite similar to Sealyhams Terriers and have been in the United States since the 1960s. They are a very rare dog breed, since there are barely 100 dogs of this breed in America.

There are several people who get confused between the Lucas Terrier and the sporting Lucas terrier. While both the breeds are quite similar, they are not the same. In fact, the sporting Lucas terrier was developed from the Jack Russell Terrier and the Lucas Terrier as well as other various Fell terriers, by a person named Brian Plummer, in the 1990s.

The adult male Lucas Terrier is bigger than the female of the species; while the male Lucas Terrier dogs could be around 10 to 12 inches, the female dogs are around 9 to 11 inches. They are hardy in stature, with few health problems that are known of. They also have a life expectancy of around 14 to 15 years, which is higher as compared to many other dog breeds.

Nature wise, these dogs are sweet tempered, smart and quite easy to train. They are friendly towards most people, including children and at the same time, they get along well with other dogs too. They are confident, consistent, but if they are not trained properly, they could show signs of Small Dog Syndrome and Human Induced Behavior Problems. They also require a daily walk, as well as a lot of exercise and playtime. They are not too energetic, which is why they make good walking dog companions. They are well suited to apartment life as they do not need a yard.

Fortunately, there is a huge amount of Lucas terrier information that is available to all people, either through online resources, or in the form of TV programs on pet care. However, it is best for all potential pet owners to take an appointment with a vet, to find out all they can, about the health problems that Lucas terrier puppies and dogs are prone to. This should be done before taking the decision to take on a Lucas Terrier as a pet. In addition to that, it may also be a good idea to speak to Lucas Terrier breeders, about the training and care required for dogs of this breed.
  Submitted on September 5, 2011  

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