What kind of dog is a Lurcher?

A Lurcher is a type of dog, not a pure breed but a cross between a sighthound and a working breed such as a Collie and in some cases, Terriers. A lurcher can be as small as a whippet or as large as a deerhound.

The name 'Lurcher comes from the romani language word Lur meaning 'Thief'

Lurchers are excellent sporting dogs for coursing and racing and they also make very good family pets because of their laid back nature and temperaments.