What breed is this puppy?

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TodayIs Fri 17-May-19 08:28:15

Apologies for a second thread (first was for advice) I didn't want the pics getting lost mid thread.

We've been told this lovely pup (half way through adoption) is 6-7 months and a Lurcher. I'm wondering if she's pure greyhound (she's almost identical to a retired racer I fostered in 2017) or if anyone can see another breed in her?

What do you think?

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MrsMozartMkII Fri 17-May-19 08:29:44

No idea, but she's beautiful.

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Fri 17-May-19 08:31:50

I'm not an expert, but if I saw her in the park I'd assume full greyhound.

Hopefully CMOT will be along soon...

Pipandmum Fri 17-May-19 08:33:33

A lurcher is a cross between something with a greyhound. If they say it’s a lurcher it probably is.

UrsulaPandress Fri 17-May-19 08:34:51

What a load of spindly loveliness.

TheVanguardSix Fri 17-May-19 08:35:00


drinkswineoutofamug Fri 17-May-19 08:35:11

Lurcher crosses with a greyhound. We had our bundle of fun dna tested and got a pleasant surprise, only 1 breed that we expected but some mumsnetters guessed correct before the results came through. Used wisdom panel.


TodayIs Fri 17-May-19 08:36:05

I'm thinking if she isn't pure grey then she's more likely to be a Longdog than a Lurcher.

Thanks for the replies!

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TodayIs Fri 17-May-19 08:36:47

@UrsulaPandress isn't she!! I'm in love. She's all elbows.

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TodayIs Fri 17-May-19 08:37:43

@drinkswineoutofamug oooh I love that idea.

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redwoodmazza Fri 17-May-19 08:41:39

Depending on size, whippet or greyhound?

Greedycushionhoarder2 Fri 17-May-19 08:42:29

The first picture makes me think there is some saluki in there.

Hazlenutpie Fri 17-May-19 08:43:28


redwoodmazza Fri 17-May-19 08:43:44

Never heard of 'longdogs' before. Just looked them up!

drinkswineoutofamug Fri 17-May-19 08:46:00

This is mine, she came back as a Belgian malinois crossed with a whippet , with a splash of greyhound and staffie!

TodayIs Fri 17-May-19 08:48:13

redwoodmazza Yes most people refer to any grey x as a Lurcher but technically a grey x with another sighthound is a Longdog!

I'd love to pin down Longdog, Lurcher or pure grey as training would differ slightly depending on breed.

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TodayIs Fri 17-May-19 08:49:24

@drinkswineoutofamug she's gorgeous!! What a mix grin

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Pinkywoo Fri 17-May-19 08:50:59

I'd guess greyhound / border collie? Definitely not pure greyhound but maybe 3/4 and 1/4 collie, she's lovely!

CMOTDibbler Fri 17-May-19 08:55:40

Aaah, she's lovely! I'm a complete sucker for a shiny black pointy! I'd say that she is a long dog - mostly greyhound with a splash of something else. But from a rescue perspective, unless we know absolutely for sure (ie, dog has been relinquished, and was from a breeder before) what the parentage is we never say that a dog is def anything even if we are pretty sure.

BTW, dried sprats are excellent training treats, and the fish oils will keep her coat shiny. My dogs and pups adore them

TodayIs Fri 17-May-19 09:14:01

@CMOTDibbler thank you! Dried sprats are now on my list. grin

Training wise, what is the best method of training reliable recall for a Longdog? With that much grey in her she's going to need to be off lead for runs.

I'll have a Google too but experience would be really appreciated.

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Crimebustersofthesea Fri 17-May-19 09:14:36

I think longdog too, perhaps a bit of saluki. She's got a very long pointy nose even by greyhound standards (I mean that in a good way, she's beautiful!) and her ears looked like they might be a bit feathery. Whatever she is she's lovely smile

drinkswineoutofamug Fri 17-May-19 09:18:23

Todayis have a look online for local secure dog parks. There is one near us that charges £10 ph to let you dog run about in a secure fenced off field. Also there's a Facebook page , seen other posters mention it, I'm not on Facebook. We had a long line for training at first, but we're lucky that as she had separation issues her recall was ok, saying that sometimes it can be a bit hit and miss especially when kids on scooters so I'm very aware of my surroundings when I let her off. And god can she run! Hussein Bolt would have problems catching her! 😀

Diddleysquat Fri 17-May-19 09:21:14

I do love the dog scanner app for this

TodayIs Fri 17-May-19 09:28:14

@drinkswineoutofamug I have one that's 20 mins drive away, but costs £15 an hour.

I used it for our fostered Grey's, but it'd be too expensive to use really frequently.

The reason I'm adopting a grey x rather than a pure grey was because I wanted trainability/reliable recall so I didn't have to rely on paying for secure dog parks. Ah!

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drinkswineoutofamug Fri 17-May-19 09:50:15

I used that dog scanner Diddleysquat came up whippet and Bordeaux something !

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