Lurchers appear to enjoy napping in a warm and comfy place in the house. Preferably on the couch or your bed. They, like other dogs, dislike being left alone and are not ideal if you work full-time. For these reasons, lurchers are not good candidates for owners of small apartments or those who can't be home often.
If you decide to keep this dog as a pet, it is important to include him or her in your daily activities. A lonely lurcher will eventually turn against you or worse, end up in the animal shelter. So take time out of your day to go for walks or play with your lurcher, even if it's just for 10 minutes every evening.
Lurchers come in several different colors and patterns. The most common ones are black and tan, but also includes brown, white, and red. Although they look big and intimidating, lurchers are very loving and loyal to their family. Their large size is mostly used for protection and hunting, although they can be trained to perform other tasks.
Lurchers were originally bred to hunt vermin around farms and villages. Today they are still used for this purpose, but also for entertainment and sports. They are able to track down small game such as rodents and birds, and are excellent at finding bombs and drugs. Lurchers have been known to catch cats too!
One of the most typical habits is the inclination for lurchers to lean on you. This is most likely due to the presence of greyhounds in them. Lurchers will lean in to indicate that they are linked to you. They may also do this if they are nervous in some circumstances. However, if it is done aggressively or if you see their teeth, then this is a sign that they are being protective.
Lurchers will lean into your face if:
They want attention or praise - If you pay attention to them when they lean into your face, this will encourage them to do it again. Praise them for doing so too!
They are afraid - If a lurcher is being aggressive with you, leaning into your face is a way for them to show fear rather than aggression.
They are protecting themselves - If a lurcher is being threatened and leans into your face, this is it trying to scare off its attacker.
They are being protective - If a lurcher is being teased by another dog and leans into your face, this is it telling the other dog to back off.
They are happy - If a lurcher is being petted or praised by someone it loves, it will lean into your face as a sign of happiness.
Do Lurcher Dogs Have a Lot of Barking? The Lurcher barks less frequently than other dog breeds. It is reported that Lurchers only bark 0-5 times per day on average.
Lurchers are very quiet and rarely make any noise at all, except for a few isolated instances when they see or smell something to which they want to draw attention. This rare outburst can be heard even over a distance of several hundred yards.
When someone approaches their property, a Lurcher will give a single low warning bark. This is called its "alarm bark." If the person who is approaching the property is a friend, then the Lurcher will allow them to come closer before giving its alarm bark a second time. If the person isn't a friend, then there will be no alarm bark given.
The main purpose of this alarm bark is to let others know that there is danger or trespass on their property. This can be used as a way of protecting their owners if they are not around. However, since Lurchers are very quiet by nature, it may take a while for anyone to hear the alarm bark unless you are close by.