Where to look for a lurcher puppy?

(13 Posts)
ItsTheGloaming Sun 19-May-19 18:23:07

Having recently lost my old deerhound X I'm looking for a puppy. However a lot seems to have changed since we got our last dog 12 years ago! Where should I be looking for our next family companion?

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CMOTDibbler Sun 19-May-19 21:30:09

Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher rescue. I foster puppies for them and it's rare we don't have any. My current one is 11 weeks old

SlowStarters Mon 20-May-19 06:15:47

I second Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher rescue, also I got my Lurcher puppy at 7 months from the Dog's Trust. smile

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Mon 20-May-19 07:26:17

Roughly which part of the country are you in?

bunnygeek Mon 20-May-19 11:25:38

Definitely check rescues. I saw this little guy over the weekend, a tripod Lurcher:

bunnygeek Mon 20-May-19 11:25:43


Summerorjustmaybe Mon 20-May-19 11:27:46

I clicked the link!!
Have 2 already. ...


TeacupRex Mon 20-May-19 12:05:34

Rescue - every single one will have lurchers, in fact I'd say lurchers are almost as plentiful as Staffies/Staffie crossbreeds in rescues. Dogs Trust have 99 lurchers listed on their website, Battersea is mostly lurchers. There must be one there that is perfect for you!

spiderlight Mon 20-May-19 14:05:01


ItsTheGloaming Thu 23-May-19 17:27:02

Sorry about not coming back to the thread! I'm not sure if a rescue would re home to me...... Small children seem to be a no no for them.

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CMOTDibbler Thu 23-May-19 17:35:50

EGLR absolutely would - my current puppy is suitable for small children

bluetongue Fri 24-May-19 00:34:04

Just had a look at the Battersea website. They have some really gorgeous young lurchers there. Good thing I’m on the other side of the world grin

bunnygeek Fri 24-May-19 13:38:22

Even big rescues will consider small children IF they have dogs they think can cope with small children, and ideally the small children themselves are dog-savvy, which it sounds as though yours are if they've had a dog previously? As long as they think your family can cope with the boisterous nature of a lively puppy plus the boisterous nature of small children without having a complete meltdown and returning the dog, they'll consider you.

To be fair, a good breeder will be as cautious as a rescue!

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