lurchers longdogs and sight hounds

The lurcher is a type of dog originating in Ireland and parts of... Great Britain. Brian Plummer identifies the Norfolk Lurcher as the predecessor of the modern lurcher.[1] While not a pure breed, it is generally a cross between a sighthound and any other breed, usually a pastoral dog or terrier, dependent on the attributes desired by the breeder; originally stealth and cunning. Collie crosses are popular, given the working instinct of a sheepdog when mated with a sighthound gives a dog of great intelligence plus speed - prerequisites for the hunter/poacher. In the USA midwest, crosses with large scent hounds are fairly common


A Longdog is a type of dog; it is a crossbreed between two sighthounds [1]. They are distinct from the Lurcher which is a cross between a sighthound breed and a non-sighthound breed (usually a herding breed or a terrier)[2]. The Longdog is an attempt to create a better coursing dog

Sighthounds, also called gazehounds, are hounds that primarily hunt by speed and sight, instead of by scent and endurance as scent hounds do. See More