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The English Lurcher is not a purebred dog but is of definite type, must have a member of the Greyhound family as one of its parents. It is thought to have been developed because, at one time in England, only those of noble blood were permitted to own a Greyhound or any other Sighthounds such as the Saluki, Wippet, Borzoi, Afgan hound, irish wolfhound, Deerhound. So these crosses were made to produce an efficient hunting companion for commoners and a popular poacher's dog. Possibly the best Lurchers result from a Greyhound X working herding cross.

The Lurcher's coat can be rough or smooth and it should look like a relative of the Deerhound, Saluki or Greyhound. The Lurcher is generally an obedient dog, which makes an excellent coursing hound and hunter, and will combine this role with that of a faithful and affectionate family pet. It needs plenty of exercise and a daily brushing.

Bellow you can find the right crosses to producing a Lurcher

 

(One parent must be from this group)


Greyhound
Whippet
Saluki
Deerhound
Afghan Hound
Wolfhound
Borzoi
Ibizan Hound
Pharaoh Hound
Sloughi
Italian Greyhound

(Other parent should be from this group or other)


Bedlington Terrier
Bull Terriers - Staffordshire or English
Kerry Blue Terrier
Wheaten Terrier
Irish Terrier
Jack Russel
Airedale Terrier

 

(Other parent should be from this group or other)


Foxhound
Beagle
Golden Retriever
Setter
Spaniel
Labrador
Old English Sheepdog
Australian Cattle Dog (Heeler)
German Shepherd
Rottweiller
Doberman
Rough Collie
Bearded Collie
Border Collie

 

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