The most common trait of the lurcher is their great love of people. Many of the Midwest lurchers that we help have had a bad start in life and have lived their entire life outside and are not used to living inside house. We find the Midwest lurchers to be affectionate, loyal, obedient, and social, as most have lived with other dogs. People who have adopted them say they are intelligent, athletic, and possess a sensor of humor. Lurchers are deeply appreciative of finding a home where they can live inside and be loved. Like many Greyhounds, they enjoy roaching, being a couch potato, and playing with stuffed toys. Many of the lurchers have never seen toys or treats or had the luxury of a sleeping on a soft bed.
Depending on their age and the type of breed they are mixed with, lurchers may be more energetic than Greyhounds, but yet have many of the endearing characteristics that Greyhound lovers adore. They make exceptional family pets. They do best in a fenced in yard.
Many lurchers are bred to hunt and chase furry animals. Some lurchers will have a higher prey drive and may not be good with kitties. A dog that is good with cats in one house may not be good with cats in another. Caution should be used when introducing greyhounds to small animals and they should not be left alone at home together until all adjust. Even the most small-animal safe dog in the world indoors may chase small animals outside. In the yard, lurchers are likely to chase squirrels, cats, rabbits and birds. Depending on their age and the type of breed they are mixed with, lurchers may be more energetic than Greyhounds, but yet have many of the endearing characteristics that Greyhound lovers adore. They make exceptional family pets. They do best in a fenced in yard. Many have had no training and may benefit from basic obedience classes as long as the trainer is very positive.
Some of the lurchers are initially timid, shy and scared. Some are injured â€“ not only physically, but emotionally. They also suffer from lack of good nutrition, and debilitating parasites. Lurchers have a wonderful strong spirit and zest for life and the majority have adjusted quickly and are very appreciative of their new home and family.
Check out our list of FEATURE DOGS to see the beautiful LURCHERS we currently have available for adoption.
NOTE: All of our available LURCHERS, will have been fostered in our homes, just like our Greyhounds & Galgo's so they will be used to being couch potato's just like the Grey's and will have the same house training as all of our other dogs.
Thanks to the Ohio Lurcher Project for the above information