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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.
The owner of the lurchers tried to stop the attack but was bitten on his hand.
BRED TO KILL: a mixed Lurcher and Staffordshire Bull Terrier held by the RSPCA
Jackie's husband Norman had been walking Tess through a nature reserve near their home in September when the lurchers lunged at her.
NOW SAFE: Poppy the rescued lurcher in action, flying over the fences during an agility competition (S)
I saw a man with three lurchers, his dogs cleared the fence and I tried to pick my Trixy up but it happened so fast.
The dogs, two show class lurchers - one of which is expecting puppies next week - and two foxhounds, one of which is a puppy, were taken from a yard in Rhosgadfan, near Caernarfon on Sunday night.
CAN you offer a new home to Liselle, a young Lurcher who usually walks nicely on the lead but occasionally gets excited?
At Livingston Sheriff Court, Vivers admitted a charge under the Dangerous Dogs Act of allowing his lurchers to kill Scamp.
TWO'S COMPANY: (clockwise from top left) beagles Bluebell and Viscount, lurchers Marco and Bonnie and German Shepherds Jackie and Ben.
Why not visit the shelter and ask about the many greyhounds and lurchers we have on site.
Lurchers have been common as family pets, but can be used as hunting dogs that chase and kill their prey.