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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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She gets more and more confident each day and she gets on really well with Ralphy my lurcher.
Mr Joynes told the ECHO the bull-lurchers, which combine the tenacious attitude of a terrier with the stamina of a lurcher, are also being used in residential areas to hunt down urban foxes or cats.
The dog attacked while a man was exercising his two lurchers on the beach at Tywyn, south Gwynedd.
Firstly, my little lurcher hurt her paw and was unable to walk back to the car.
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We are looking for a Lurcher experienced home where she will have company most of the time, lots of exercise and plenty of attention.
PC Dewi Evans told the court he also found a lurcher with mouth injuries.
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Dressed in camouflage gear and looking after the couple's new lurcher puppies, Billie later cooked up bacon sarnies for the workers.