Breed Profile

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.

Other Names:  -
Country of Origin: Ireland
Size: Various
Height: Various
Weight: Various
Colour: Any
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Coat: Any
Grooming: Moderate
Exercise: Average
Child Friendly: Yes
Pet Tolerant: No
Novice Owner Suitability: Yes
Health Issues: Anaesthesia and Drug Sensitivity, Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV – Bloat)