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British pronunciation/lˈɜːt‍ʃɐ/
American pronunciation/lˈɜːtʃɚ/

a hybrid of a sighthound with a terrier or a herding dog, known for hunting silently

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lurcher definition and meaning

What is a "lurcher"?

The Lurcher is a type of dog that is a crossbreed between a sighthound, such as a Greyhound or Whippet, and another breed, typically a working or terrier breed. Lurchers are known for their unique appearance and athleticism, with a slender, graceful body and long, lean limbs. They have a short, dense coat that can come in a variety of colors and patterns. Lurchers are known for their speed, endurance, and agility, making them excellent hunters and coursing dogs. They are often used for hunting small game, such as rabbits, and are valued for their keen eyesight and remarkable speed. Lurchers are typically intelligent, independent, and adaptable dogs with a strong prey drive. They are known for their affectionate nature and make loyal and loving companions for those who appreciate their unique mix of sighthound and working breed traits.

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