Thursday, July 23, 2009

Spitfire the Lurcher

Location: Rye Lee Farm
Spitfire age 9 months

The lurcher has as many varied uses as types can be crossbred, but generally they are used as hunting dogs that can chase and kill their prey. Most lurchers today are used for general pest control, typically rabbits, hares, and foxes, although some of the larger types have been successfully used on bigger game like wild boar and deer. Lurchers can be used for hare coursing, although most hare coursing dogs are Greyhounds. Lurchers move most effectively over open ground, although different crosses suit different terrains.

1 comment:

  1. Great photo Nicole! Look at that tongue, lol! I really like learning about the breeds, I never even knew a lurcher existed! Thanks!