About Lurchers

The Lurcher is a hybrid dog (also known as a crossbreed). It is a type of dog rather than a breed of dog. A sighthound, the Lurcher was originally a cross between a Collie and a Greyhound, although it can be any cross, generally between a sighthound and a terrier or member of the pastoral group of dogs. The Lurcher dates back to the 17th century when it was bred by British and Irish travellers to hunt hare and rabbit.

Check out our Lurcher breed profile and usual appearanceĀ here: Lurcher Breed Profile / Lurcher Appearance.

Find outĀ more about the breed’s history here: Lurcher History.

Want to know more about a Lurchers character? Then read here: Lurcher Character.

Looking after and caring for Lurchers is very important. If you’d like to know more about health issues affecting Lurchers, check out the known health concerns here: Lurcher Health.

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