Are lurchers good pets?

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Lurchers as Pets.

As a general rule Lurchers needs more excercise than the greyhound and are not so good at being left, if you work.

They also need a fully secure garden.

A lurcher is technically the result of a greyhound crossed with a working dog like a collie or a terrier.

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Lurchers as Pets.

As a general rule Lurchers needs more excercise than the greyhound and are not so good at being left, if you work.

They also need a fully secure garden.

Although we also class small whippet type dogs, salukis and greyhounds crossed with a whippet for example, as Lurchers.

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Lurchers as Pets.

As a general rule Lurchers needs more excercise than the greyhound and are not so good at being left, if you work.

They also need a fully secure garden.

Although we also class small whippet type dogs, salukis and greyhounds crossed with a whippet for example, as Lurchers.

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Lurchers as Pets.

Nowadays, Lurchers are becoming very popular as they make exceptional family dogs.

They are generally good with children, gentle, loving, very affectionate and loyal.

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The name Lurcher comes from the ancient Romany word "lur" which means thief and "cur" meaning a mixed breed dog.

Over the centuries it became one word - Lurcher.

In Britain, during the Middle Ages, only the nobility could own and breed purebred dogs like Greyhounds, Deerhounds, and Wolfhounds.

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Lurchers are generally friendly, non-defensive dogs that when properly socialised, are very good with other dogs.

They can share their homes with cats when introduced young and trained not to chase the cat, but outside of the home, their sighthound instincts do mean that they tend to chase.

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Lurchers are primarily hunting dogs, prized for their stealth and silence.

They are calm, affectionate (except around cats or other furry critters), active, and intelligent.

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Contrary to popular belief, the Lurcher is an amiable, relaxed and gentle breed, with a quiet temperament that enjoys regular human contact.

Like the Greyhound, the Lurcher is neither aggressive nor highly strung, but docile and dependable towards its owners.

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