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Sorry for the really dumb question :eek:
I keep seeing lurchers advertised and they are things like: Father saluki whippet collie bull, Mother collie bull whippet and various combinations of those :crazy: So what exactly is a lurcher? Is it basically a pointy nose made up of different breeds? I'm really sorry if this sounds stupid but I've been seeing the advertisements and getting puzzled for a while now :blink:
 

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Any sighthound cross any other breeed. Often used for lurcher x lurchers and sighthound x sighthound, though I believe technically the latter are known as a longdog- though personally I just use the term lurcher.
 

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A running dog bred from parents that will make puppies suitable for their intended purpose
If you wanted a dog for rabbits a Whippet x Bedlington would be a good choice
If you wanted a dog for fox then something bigger like Greyhound or Deerhound crossed with something like a Collie would be nice
 

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It's a cross bred sight hound. Some people have preferences as to what goes in the mix, hancocks lurchers are (I believe) greyhound x bc, I've chatted to other folk who've developed their lines which include breeds like bearded collies. There's a lot of concern amongst some lurcher afficionado's that bull breeds seem to be fashionable to put in the mix these days, I don't like the look of them, and I don't like the reason why some of them do it either.
 

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It's a cross bred sight hound. Some people have preferences as to what goes in the mix, hancocks lurchers are (I believe) greyhound x bc, I've chatted to other folk who've developed their lines which include breeds like bearded collies. There's a lot of concern amongst some lurcher afficionado's that bull breeds seem to be fashionable to put in the mix these days, I don't like the look of them, and I don't like the reason why some of them do it either.
That was quite a rarity when I had lurchers, seems to be the norm now
 

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Idiots are knocking them out all over the place :( very common now is whippet x SBT. Poor buggers still get labelled 'staffie cross' a lot of the time in rescues. Can't escape that distinctive head. I think they're nice dogs, the ones I've met have been good looking- but a fast and strong dog is a danger in the hands of an idiot. Mind you, any dog is a danger and in danger in the hands of an idiot.
 

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It is, because unfortunately, like bull breeds, lurchers with bull breed in the mix seem to attract some of the less desirable people you'd like to see owning them.
Obviously I am a less desirable person :cryin: :cryin:

I've never met an unpleasant Lucher owner. I have however, met plently of tw*ts with labradors ;)
 
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