What are lurchers a cross between?

What are lurchers a cross between?

Lurchers are usually a cross between a sighthound breed (e.g. Greyhound, Saluki and Whippet) and a Collie or Terrier. Originally bred for hunting and poaching, they share many of the sighthound traits, both in their speed and brains!

What kind of lurchers are there?

A lurcher is a sighthound such as a Greyhound crossed with a terrier, herding breed, or large scenthound with the idea of bringing in greater tenacity, intelligence, or scenting ability. Lurchers are primarily hunting dogs, prized for their stealth and silence.

Are lurchers cross breeds or mixed breeds?

The lurcher is a cross-bred dog, the result of mating a sighthound with a dog of another type, most commonly a herding dog or a terrier. Historically a poacher’s dog, lurchers in modern times are kept as pets, hunting dogs and in racing.

What is a bull cross lurcher?

The bull lurchers have speed of a greyhound and ferocity of American pit bulls and are used by twisted owners to kill badgers, foxes and deer.

What kind of dog is a lurcher cross?

Depending on what part of the world you are from, lurchers are defined in different ways. A lurcher is not a specific dog breed; it is a type of dog. By definition, a lurcher is a sighthound cross, most often part Greyhound.

Which is the most sought after breed of Lurcher?

Brindle and Black Lurchers tend to be the most sought after so be prepared to potentially pay higher prices for these pup if not adopting. Lurcher size and weight will vary wildly depending upon which parent breeds were used in the cross.

What kind of training does a lurcher do?

Lurchers respond well to positive reinforcement-based training methods and they do best when training sessions are kept short and enjoyable. These dogs make excellent hunting dogs, especially for small game and they tend to excel at dog sports including obedience and agility.

Is there such a thing as a miniature Lurcher?

Currently, rough coated Lurches for sale seem to be the most in demand so be weary of irresponsible breeders; demand proof of the parents health and living conditions before purchasing a puppy! We know miniature dogs are part of the hybrid dog craze right now and they are often extremely cute, however, there is no such thing as a Miniature Lurcher.