Apart from collies, what other breeds lie down and give the bent eye?

(25 Posts)
TheRobbingBastards Tue 28-Jul-15 22:07:54

DDog3 is a little over a year old. Rescued from a drug dealer trying to sell her for drug money, she is unsurprisingly staffie, most likely crossed with whippet. She has a very fine staffie head (though still unmistakably staffie) but from the neck down is like a heavy set whippet. No sign of collie in her at all, apart from her lying down and eyeing my other dogs up before taking off after them.
Obviously we will never know exactly what she is, but I can't think of any other breed that shows this behaviour, which is exhibited in a daily basis (and both my boys are spaniels so no lying down and bent eyeing there for her to learn from ;))

Glitoris Tue 28-Jul-15 22:19:51

Oooh show us a pic grin

SmartAlecMetalGit Tue 28-Jul-15 22:34:16

Two of my whippets will do that to instigate games of chase with each other grin

WhatAboutDebbie Tue 28-Jul-15 22:47:12

You can get one of these if you want to find out what sort of X she is. I'm dying to get one for both of my DRescues. grin

BabyGanoush Tue 28-Jul-15 22:49:21

My lurcher does that

She is grey/whippet/bedlington

TheHoundsBitch Tue 28-Jul-15 22:51:41

Mine does that, no idea what her breed is though! I've seen labs and ridgebacks do it too.

basildonbond Tue 28-Jul-15 22:56:34

My Toller does this sometimes - but I'd be surprised if she had Toller in the mix!

tabulahrasa Tue 28-Jul-15 22:59:37

I know a dalmatian and an Akita who both do that to initiate play, so I don't think it's a breed trait.

mollie123 Wed 29-Jul-15 06:28:29

yes - my l;urcher does that - collie crossed with greyhound smile

moosemama Wed 29-Jul-15 13:23:53

Both my Lurchers do that and given she's a Staffs Terrier x Whippet your girl is actually a Lurcher too.

My two are Saluki/Deerhound x Grey/Collie and anyone's guess grin but probably a lot of Grey and def some terrier (coarse fur) with something else thrown in the mix, but probably not Collie. He's most likely a Lurcher to Lurcher mix-up.

mollie123 Wed 29-Jul-15 15:34:45

ah yes - the joy of pointy hounds and their dna smile

mollie123 Wed 29-Jul-15 15:36:07

a lurcher is not a breed - more an accident/dual heritage and a type of cross (sighthound with scenthound)

Catswiththumbs Wed 29-Jul-15 15:40:10

My pointers do this too. Picture please grin

moosemama Wed 29-Jul-15 16:12:21

A Lurcher is actually defined as a sighthound crossed with a working breed, so any type of Collie or Terrier would count. Most people take that to mean dogs from the Working Group, so a Scenthound wouldn't fit the definition. Definition as explained by the person that runs Lurcher Link.

Some people may also refer to Longdogs which are sighthound to sighthound crosses, but most people would probably still refer to them as Lurchers.

The OP's Lurcher would be classed by many these days as a Bull Lurcher, due to the cross being Bull Terrier x Sighthound.

moosemama Wed 29-Jul-15 16:14:18

Just read that back. Should have said - not that it matters, I just think it's really interesting, especially when you get into why different crosses were put together and what the different mixes were used for.

TheRobbingBastards Thu 30-Jul-15 08:42:41

Sadly she doesn't sit still enough for photos <sigh>
I have numerous ones with only a bit of tail or part of an ear but I'm guessing you'd like more than that?!
And that's interesting moose, DH would have far preferred to introduce her as a "bull lurcher", his delicate sensibilities recoil at the word "staffie" grin
Off for a walk in a bit, will do determined camera stalking and report back smile

mollie123 Thu 30-Jul-15 09:50:39

sorry moose - you are right - they can be a sighthound/scenthound cross but mostly because herding dogs generally have intelligence and a good temperament the most popular crosses are with the Border Collie, the Bearded Collie and the German Shepherd.
my current lurch and the previous one were fluffy hounds smile
cannot resist a good lurcher picture

moosemama Thu 30-Jul-15 11:33:06

Aw mollie your dogs are absolutely gorgeous. Both mine are scruffies too.

mollie123 Thu 30-Jul-15 11:55:42

moose - yours are gorgeous too - I am a pushover for a 'scruffie'
lurchers do that looking sideways at you without moving their head which is firmly fixed on their bed/sofa
sadly the white one died aged 10 and I lasted 10 months till I got the second one aged (who is now 11)
such lovely affectionate loyal dogs and although he will be my last 'lurch' I will continue to haunt forums where there are lurcher owners. smile

TheRobbingBastards Thu 30-Jul-15 12:08:48

Well I tried grin
At least you can see all parts of her, which is an improvement. And she definitely doesn't have the grace and poise of your long dogs grin

moosemama Thu 30-Jul-15 12:22:59

Aw, she's a cutie and what a gorgeous colour too.

You can definitely see her long legs and nipped in waist in the first photo.

CMOTDibbler Thu 30-Jul-15 12:27:04

Aw, she's lovely

These are mine - the white/tan one is a very pointy dog, the other is much more heavy set. Both rescues.

mollie123 Thu 30-Jul-15 14:29:44

how on earth did you get the pointy dog to lie down with a CAT shock
either of mine would have been in hot pursuit at the mere sniff of a cat.

CMOTDibbler Thu 30-Jul-15 14:43:41

Cat is in charge! Sometimes he sleeps on top of a dog for added warmth and the dogs are too scared to move smile. TBF, ddog1 is even scared of the chickens

JoffreyBaratheon Thu 30-Jul-15 18:04:30

Staffy X JRT does it!

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