Breed recommendations please

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Rollerbird Wed 18-Sep-19 18:17:33

We have a 3.5 year old lurcher bitch who is slightly nervous. She is great with small dogs, barks on the lead at 'scary' dogs - usually bigger ones. Fine off the lead.
We have a 3 year old and a baby grandchild who our lurcher is fine and gentle with.
She likes to play with patterdales, border terriers and other sighthounds best.
What sort of dog do you think would suit us best?
We used to have an older saluki/greyhound who died in November and we are now looking for a companion for young dog.
1 adult at home all day, 1 at home half days,
We are looking for willingness to please, not snappy with kids, good with other dogs, and not super intelligent as characteristics! 😁

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PhannyPharts Wed 18-Sep-19 18:33:57

I take it you don't want another lurcher? I've never met a lurcher that wasn't gentle natured.

What sort of size were you thinking?

Rollerbird Wed 18-Sep-19 20:21:11

Potentially another lurcher, but just looking at options really.
Any size up to greyhound really.

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Rollerbird Thu 19-Sep-19 10:18:26

Any ideas guys?

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IckleBear Thu 19-Sep-19 12:38:14

I'd say border terrier

weeblueberry Thu 19-Sep-19 15:34:08


adaline Thu 19-Sep-19 15:55:52

Borders are great little dogs although they do need plenty of socialisation when young as I've met a few who are dog aggressive.


higgyhog Thu 19-Sep-19 16:15:20

A whippety type lurcher?

Mrbay Thu 19-Sep-19 16:22:41

What about a lab or too big? If you look for working breeding they can be around 20kg ish.

AutumnColours9 Fri 20-Sep-19 06:26:47

Bichon frise are lovely gentle dogs if you dont mind the grooming.

Sforsh49 Fri 20-Sep-19 06:29:08

Border Terrier. Socialise it and you'll be fine. Mine lives to please us, it's his motivation in life!

Itallt0omuch Fri 20-Sep-19 06:43:54

Bichon frise as well.

Wigglebutts4rescue Fri 20-Sep-19 19:12:40

Hey guys. As a dog fosterer of many years I would advise sticking to what you're familiar with! How about rescuing a ex racer they're so many in need of a loving family to be a complete couch potatoe! Great & calm with children will easily get on with a nervous lurcher. The only caution is get from a rescue that has experience so you don't have a chaser on your hands! Best of luck.

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