Lurcher


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Lurcher

a traditional dog of the Romany gypsies in the United Kingdom; not an officially recognized breed, but generally a smooth-haired dog of variable conformation. It resembles a cross between a Whippet and a Greyhound. The name comes from the habit of hanging around in the background, more as a camp follower than as a family pet.
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The lurcher is lean and had fleas and the staffy has severe skin problems, including fur loss on his back, chest, stomach and legs and red and sore feet.
This will prohibit them from being on private land in Lincolnshire with lurchers or similar dogs.
very big from Bins I had to get into the water to calm my lurcher Jasper as he was very stressed Sue Ambers-Grogan Tongwynlais
ey Rocket is another one year-old Lurcher who loves to run and sleep, while young female Peggy requires an active family who can provide lots of walks and training.
The second dog went for the lurcher but there was no contact.
Tess had been injured by barbed wire and another lurcher, Cleo, was later found with an open wound.
I offered to take him and another lurcher who had been picked up at the same time, which was also half starved.
It turned out the lurcher was one of four rescue dogs she has and, when they were out walking some fireworks had gone off, spooking her, and she got free.
Teresa Dronfield watched in horror as her four-year-old terrier Snooker was 'tossed into the air' by the lurcher called Faye during an early morning walk.
The three-year-old, black, female lurcher was found on Friday at Stenhouse Loch, near Burntisland, Fife.
Organisations involved include Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue, near Worcester, which is currently caring for 75 dogs such as Earl.