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I see plenty of these dogs on the pikey campsites down the road from me...........................................................Here they are called LURCHERS (w00t)

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I see plenty of these dogs on the pikey campsites down the road from me...........................................................Here they are called LURCHERS  (w00t)

 

My thought exactly :D

 

Very strange website, though. Cannot find any information about which breed(s) has/have been used to breed the wirehaired gene (back) in.

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no offence to anyone but i dont like them...imo the beauty of the whippet is the defined muscle and sleek shape...all that hair spoils the shape..if it is supposed to be a long haired whippet that is?

i love lurchers though..oh er...is that a contradiction?

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At the same time, in Scandinavia and probably large parts of the US and elsewhere, there is no tradition for breeding lurchers, and they can neither work nor be shown. However much their looks appeal to me, the fact remains that they cannot really be used for anything where I live. Therefore I guess the attraction of a "purebred lurcher" would be much greater outside Britain.

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My thought exactly  :D

 

Very strange website, though. Cannot find any information about which breed(s) has/have been used to breed the wirehaired gene (back) in.

 

 

Have to say, crossed my mind is it just another little money spinner "fabulous rare extinct breed of dog" . Lots of ££££££££££ :o

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wonder if they'll revive the english white terrier?

i must say i think theyre lovely looking dogs :wub: but as nina said, whats the betting the price tag will be high? one attraction, imo, is the long coat is better suited to colder climates. as gorgeous as whippets are, and despite all the lovely clothes available :wub: , i think keeping such fine coated creatures in places were temperatures drop several degrees below zero is only slightly below cruelty :( many breeds native to cold climes are very hairy, and not only that, have fat reserves. think saint bernards etc. which again, is something that the long breeds dont have :(

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i think keeping such fine coated creatures in places were temperatures drop several degrees below zero is only slightly below cruelty :(  many breeds native to cold climes are very hairy, and not only that, have fat reserves. think saint bernards etc. which again, is something that the long breeds dont have :(

 

Honestly, having seen saint bernhards panting their way through lukewarm days at dog shows in Northern Norway, I really don't feel that I am that cruel for owning a whippet. Of course there are breeds better suited for staying outdoors for longer periods of time - but the whippet is ideal for indoor climates which is where most dogs are kept most of the time anyway.

 

Actually, off lead and with a coat on, my whippet is less keen to get inside than I am. I felt more sorry for the Norwegian Elkhound a saw in Perth.

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oh, absolutely bardmand, i agree that keeping cold suited dogs in hot countries is cruel :( i wasnt having a go. i just remember when i was in germany several years ago, we had feet deep snow, and this silly woman was dragging her dog through the slush. admittedly, it was a yorkie, but their fur is really fine, and this poor creature was freezing cold, soaked through and whimpering :( i just didnt like it.

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As I was reading through the website I was thinking... It's a lurcher .... and it is!!!

A whippet crossed with something hairy.... I've got two, now if only they wern't spayed I could earn myself a fortune :lol:

Talking of wrong dog, wrong climate, a few years ago on a baking hot :sweating: day I watched a woman try to haul a Newfoundland round an agility course. The dog strolled under every single jump, the woman was going ballistic, leaping around trying to get the dog to jump &, sensible dog was having none of it. So funny :clown:

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I have to say to me a whippet/greyhound x with whatever is gonna be a LURCHER no matter how they try & dress it up.

 

Bit like your recent TEACUP rare breed puppies which they are knocking out in excess of £2000 a pup. Simple toy crosses, ie maltese x yorkies, Ig;s x ETTS & they sell the tiny runts for EVEN MORE £££££££.

 

Your rare breed MUNCHKINS, again Pomeranian x whatever but they shave their bums & call em a RARE BREED!!!

 

I call it PUPPY FARMING for £££££££££, plain & simple :rant::rant::rant:

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I cannot open the website. This is a photo I photocopied many years ago from a german dog magazine.

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Actually, off lead and with a coat on, my whippet is less keen to get inside than I am. I felt more sorry for the Norwegian Elkhound a saw in Perth.

Definitely. It is lot easier to keep a dog warm in cold country than hairy, fat dog bred for cold climat, cool in hot country. IMO dogs are lot better equiped to handle cold, even my Whippet (after the initial shock) would love to play in the snow. My Irish setter used to swim in around zero C degrees temperture, and my Borzois would also go to in water on very cold days. Even the Whippets were quite sluggish and seeking the cold spots in the house in the heat wave we had couple of weeks ago.

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If i wanted a dog like that i'd go to my local rescue centre, it's heaving with them. Would cost a hell of a lot less too! One of the attractions of whippets to me, is their lovely sleek coats - i personally wouldn't like a long haired one.

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I've got one :lol:

 

Josephineandtrophy.jpg

 

Otherwise known as Josephine, 3/4 whippet, 1/8 bearded collie, 1/8 greyhound :lol::lol::lol::lol:

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I've got one :lol:

Otherwise known as Josephine, 3/4 whippet, 1/8 bearded collie, 1/8 greyhound :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

She is gorgeous! :wub::wub::wub:

 

Do you need to strip or trim her coat at all to get it like that? I doesn't look much like a beardie's coat?

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I just love Josephine :wub:

 

Always fancied a rough coated whippet ,fancy swapping for one of mine :o

 

 

Ive sent the peps an email and toldum it looks like an English Lurcher , found in most rescue Centres all ove r England :oops::-"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

only kidding , but she is just :wub::wub::wub:

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No we are lucky, it grows like that naturally. Most beardies cross lurchers I have seen have simillar coats, but hers is particularly neat.

 

I am glad that you like her, we think she is beautiful.

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Josephine is beautiful :wub:

 

 

I love lurchers but Im not that keen on people who think they have something unusual and charge the earth for it.

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I seem to remember something like this on K9 awhile ago, or is my memory playing up.

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Wasn't there something in the dog press about 12 months ago, they were calling them Windhounds (?) the coats looked a little more silky though.

I agree, they look like lurchers to me, but Josephine is enough to make everyone want one!!! :wub::wub::wub:

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Wasn't there something in the dog press about 12 months ago, they were calling them Windhounds (?) the coats looked a little more silky though.

I agree, they look like lurchers to me, but Josephine is enough to make everyone want one!!! :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

 

Thats probably where I saw it,I knew I had heard of something about Whippets with incorrect coats.

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