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My name is Poppy, and though I am sometimes referred to as "biscuit" in colour I am definately a golden beige, female lurcher (and in my specific case -- a Greyhound/Bedlington Terrier mix) And if you can keep a little secret ... the Master and I just love to dance. You doubt my word??? Then I would suggest you take the matter up with The Master!!!

Sincerely yours,
Poppy.

PS: And one 'moore' of me.
photo Copyright 2009-2010 Sue Jerrard-Baker, used with permission.

Pop.

2PS: And here is some other data I took off the web about the family (of dogs) I belong to. Enjoy!

P.

The lurcher is a dog breed that most breeders are not very knowlegeable about because of their rareness. These creatures are intelligent enough to perform in circuses. The puppies began working in circuses from the age of six months. This breed is seldom seen outside Great Britain, and it is difficult to find breeders who work with it.

General Description:
The Lurcher has a short coat and a smooth undercoat that thickens in the winter. The legs are long and straight. The chest is deep, providing lung capacity for endurance. The small, wire-haired ears are high set. The small, dark eyes are round and alert. Colors vary widely since the Lurcher is derived from sighthound crosses. There is also a long-haired variety.

Temperament :
A Lurcher is a fun-loving, affectionate, lovable dog who thrives on the leadership of his master. These dogs were bred to hunt rabbit and hare in Ireland and Great Britain by Irish gypsies and tinkers in the 1600's. They have inherited fast agile movements from the sighthound crosses in them. Lurchers have the strong hunting instincts of the sighthounds. This combination also proved to be a good obedient dog which learns commands fast. Good for the outdoor type families, they are usually gentle with people, which makes an amenable companion.

Height - Weight:
Height: 22-28 inches (55-71 cm.) Weight: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg.)

Living Conditions:
The Lurcher is usually not recommended for city life, as they are a very high-energy dog.

Exercise:
The Lurcher needs to go for a walk, at least once a day (especially in small living quarters). It will enjoy running free in a safe enclosed area. Having sighthound in it, it is extremely fast and is a natural racer. It will chase and kill small game. Be sure to provide a safe area for this dog to run so it does not get hit by a car should it decide to take off after an animal.

Life Expectancy:
About 13 years

Grooming:
Both the long-haired and short-haired variety of the Lurcher should be combed and brushed regularly. Some Lurchers are constant shedders, while others are average shedders.

Origin:
The Lurcher was bred in Ireland and Great Britain by the Irish gypsies in the 1600s. They were used for poaching rabbits, hares and other small creatures. It is never bred to a specific standard and is not considered a breed, as the Lurcher is a crossbreed: usually three quarters sighthound but can have any amount of sighthound in them. The most common combinations are the Greyhound/Collie and the Greyhound/Terrier.

The name Lurcher a is derived name from the Romany word lur, which means thief. The gypsies considered the short-haired Lurcher the most prized. The Lurcher is still common in its native land. The Collie crosses were often not large enough to do the work the Lurcher was intended for. Gypsies traditionally sneered at any Lurcher that was not predominantly Greyhound, since these "lesser" Lurchers were not as good at hunting and could not stand a full day's work of the hunt. The stringent training methods of the Gypsies are looked down upon in some Lurch circles, since the pups began working at six months old, which is too young for a dog to start working. Only the top-producing pups were kept; the rest were sold at traditional bargain rates.

Today some breeding is carried out in a more systematic manner, with Lurchers bred to Lurchers to perpetuate the breed's prowess at rabbit and hare coursing.

Group:
Sighthound.

3PS: Now, wasn't that interesting? In conclusion I would just like to add ...

The Master has a brand NEW Official Website and there are several very nice photos of me and the Master there. SEE HERE:

Poppy and Master PHOTOS

Run! Chase! Slippers! Bacon! Have fun!

Good-day.

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