About the Lurcher
Lurcher calendars are a delightful choice for dog
enthusiasts who adore this energetic and friendly breed.
These calendars feature a collection of captivating
photographs or charming illustrations of the Lurchers,
showcasing their unique characteristics and playful nature.
The Lurcher is a unique and versatile dog breed that
originated in the United Kingdom. Lurchers are not
considered a purebred breed but rather a type of dog that is
a crossbreed between a sighthound, such as a
Whippet, and another
breed, often a herding or terrier breed. This crossbreeding
results in a dog with a sighthound's athleticism and speed
combined with the traits of the other parent breed.
Lurchers are renowned for their impressive running ability
and agility. They are often used in hunting and coursing
activities, where their sighthound lineage shines through.
Lurchers possess excellent eyesight, speed, and the ability
to chase prey with precision. They are known for their
remarkable endurance and can cover vast distances at high
In terms of appearance, Lurchers can have a wide range
of physical characteristics due to their mixed heritage.
They come in various sizes, colors, and coat types depending
on the specific breeds involved in their lineage. Lurchers
typically have a lean and athletic build, with long legs and
a deep chest.
Beyond their hunting abilities, Lurchers also make wonderful
family companions. They are often described as gentle,
affectionate, and intelligent dogs. Lurchers tend to form
strong bonds with their human families and can be loyal and
devoted. They are usually good with children and can adapt
well to different living environments, including apartments,
as long as they receive sufficient exercise and mental
Due to their sighthound ancestry,
Lurchers have a natural instinct to chase moving objects, so
proper training and socialization are important. They
require regular exercise to meet their physical needs and
may enjoy activities like running, lure coursing, or agility
training. Lurchers are generally not heavy shedders and
their grooming needs vary depending on their coat type.
In summary, Lurchers are crossbred dogs with a combination
of sighthound and other breed genetics. They possess the
athleticism and speed of a sighthound, making them
exceptional hunters and coursers. Additionally, Lurchers can
be loving family companions, exhibiting loyalty and
affection. Their physical characteristics and temperament
can vary based on their specific parent breeds, but their
versatile nature and striking appearance make them an
intriguing and beloved breed type.
Lurchers have a long history of being
working dogs. While they are commonly associated with
hunting and coursing, they have also been employed for
various other tasks. Lurchers have been used as ratters,
assisting in controlling rodent populations, and as reliable
sheepdogs in herding tasks. Their versatility and
adaptability make them valuable assets in different working