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Lurcher profile

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Lifespan: 13-14 Years

Avg height: 55-71cm.

Avg weight: 27-32kg

Coat type: Rough coat.

Coat coloursBlack, tan, cream, brown, grizzled.

Originally bred for: Poachers' dog, bred for hunting and as companions.

Breed traits: Alert, energetic, calm, affectionate. 

A little about the Lurcher


Although originally bred for hunting, the Lurcher loves to spend time with their family and are very affectionate. They adore outdoor adventures and activities, but their hunting instincts mean they are not the best around small animals. 



The Lurcher is predisposed to the following health conditions: Gastric Torsion (bloat), Muscle and Toe Injuries, Heat Stroke, Hypothyroidism, and Osteosarcoma. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.