Definitions for lurcherˈlɜr tʃər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a crossbred dog used esp. by poachers.
Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Archaic. a person who lurks or prowls.
Origin of lurcher:
lurker, skulker, lurcher(noun)
someone waiting in concealment
A type of crossbreed dog u2015 a cross between a sighthound and any other breed or the offspring of such crosses.
one that lurches or lies in wait; one who watches to pilfer, or to betray or entrap; a poacher
one of a mongrel breed of dogs said to have been a cross between the sheep dog, greyhound, and spaniel. It hunts game silently, by scent, and is often used by poachers
a glutton; a gormandizer
The lurcher is a type of dog originating in Ireland and parts of Great Britain. Brian Plummer identifies the Norfolk Lurcher as the predecessor of the modern lurcher. While not a pure breed, it is generally a cross between a sighthound and any other breed, usually a pastoral dog or terrier, dependent on the attributes desired by the breeder; originally stealth and cunning. Collie crosses are popular, given the working instinct of a sheepdog when mated with a sighthound gives a dog of great intelligence plus speed - prerequisites for the hunter/poacher. In the USA midwest, crosses with large scent hounds are fairly common.
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