A lurcher is a greyhound
mixed with some other breed.
Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue
have an amazing list. Please click here.
Longer Answer ( Taken from Dictionary of Canine Terms. Frank Jackson)
Lurcher - Crossbred Sighthound.
Between a Greyhound, Whippet, Deerhound or a Saluki AND a Terrier (usually a Bedlington or a Border) or a border Collie or a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Quotes from old original dog literature:
"Originally bred from a cross between a Greyhound and the shepherd's dog giving the required speed and fondness of the chase of the one and superior intelligence of the other"
"A poacher to his eyelids, as all the lurcher clan.
Follows silent as a shadow and clever as a man."
Most of the references on these pages are to "greyhounds."
This is because the Greyhound / Lurcher temperaments are often so similar.
It's generally agreed that, if anything, Lurchers are more adaptable and often more responsive to training .... agility incuded.
The differences will come when you consider which mix has been involved with your particular hound. Greyhounds are often regarded as the benchmark and centre point. You might need to move up a bit, down a bit and possibly sideways!
Please visit Lurcher Link for expert help
from the moderators and members
Bedlington/Greyhound is the classic mix.
Staffie/Greyhound is favoured for "lamping"
Like Cass, pictured above and below the menu
Re-homed by Greyhound Welfare
Collie/Greyhound is a popular working mix.
appears...... in various sizes.
Please see Freebie, below
The most elegant mix is
Like Alfie pictured right
and at the top on this page.
Re-homed by Hope Rescue.
We couldn't resist putting
several photos of this super boy
Many thanks to Linda Henning
for the picture of her
Great Dane / Greyhound ... Daisy.
Read more about lurchers
From the first meeting we knew
we had an exceptional dog that
at 1 year old possessed great
intelligence and solid basic
obedience skills. Someone loved
this dog and trained her very well.
Somewhere along the way,
that person disappeared.
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