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what exactly is a lurcher????

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by davehyde, Jul 15, 2009.


  1. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    seriously i have never known what a lurcher exactly was.

    is it basically a greyhound cross? or is there more to it than that?
     
  2. I think it's a type of dog, crosses, not a breed.

    Apparently they can be the following;

    Saluki x Greyhound
    Bedlington Terrier x Whippet
    Bearded Collie x Greyhound
    Border Collie x Greyhound
    Border Collie x Deerhound
    Jack Russell Terrier x Whippet

    I'm sure someone more experienced can tell you more! :)
     
  3. Luvdogs

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    I thought it was anything crossed with a Greyhound :)
     
  4. Nicky09

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    I think its sighthound x with terriers, bully breeds or collies but I could be very wrong. Its definately more a type than a breed makes some gorgeous dogs though. According to Wiki so god only knows how reliable this is its any sighthound cross I know a whippet lurcher and an afghan lurcher who is a ridiculously beautiful dog. They were bred because keeping sighthounds was forbidden to anyone of lower classes so they bred them with other dogs so they didn't look like sighthounds but still had the characteristics.
     
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    As far as I'm aware a lurcher is a grey crossed with any other breed of dog.

    Terri
     
  6. Nicci

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    Spot on :) There are other crosses too, too many to mention :)

    The Lurcher is a type of dog and not a breed :)
     
  7. davehyde

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    thats why there are so many different looking lurchers then obviously.

    a lot of people swear by them and wont have any other dog.
    the few i have met all seemed active and happy go lucky.
     
  8. Nicky09

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    All the ones I've met are great including the ones doing the racing at the game fair we were at. One was even smart enough when they were running around 3 sides of the field the dog just ran to end of the course straight across the field lol.
     
  9. Nicci

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    If my husband had his way we would have never owned any other type of dog, his were mental, gentle souls.
     
  10. Freyja

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    A lurcher is a cross between any sighthound breed and another breed usually a terrier or a pastoral breed eg collie.

    A sighthound crossed with a sighthound is a longdog but are generaly refered to as lurchers. Therefor a saluki crossed with a greyhound would be a longdog but a whippet cross with a bedlinton is a lurcher
     
  11. Luvdogs

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    You learn something new everyday :D
     
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