kenzie-sweetpea 남긴 말:

Are lurchers a type of sight hound, rather than a breed?

Lurchers are technically a cross between a sighthound and any other breed, though typically they are crossed with herding dogs or terriers. The crosses are intended to produce a dog with characteristics of both breeds, typically a blend of speed (from the sighthound) with intelligence/biddability (from the pastoral breed) or hardiness/tenacity (from the terrier). They aren’t a breed in the true sense, but a specific class of crossbreeds which have been bred for several hundred years for various tasks. It’s thought that originally they were first bred to get around laws banning commoners from owning sighthounds in England and Scotland, but have endured as a more adaptable, trainable option for a hunting dog than a traditional sighthound.

I tag them as sighthounds since they’re always a sighthound cross often with very noticeable sighthounds traits, but I’m not sure if they would be technically considered true sighthounds.


Mom took me to herd my ball this morning before it started raining.


Pems to the left, Cardis to the right! How can you tell the difference between a Pembroke and a Cardigan? I can tell you for certain, using google does not provide reliable results. One of those Pems even came from a breed profile for Cardis!

  • Pembrokes tend to have finer, more tapered heads, while Cardigans will have a coarser muzzle and square jaw, as well as overall thicker bone structure.
  • Cardis will always have a tail - not all Pems are without tail, but if it’s docked, it’s definitely a Pem.
  • Pems come in shades of red, as well as sable (shaded or saddle-marked) and black with tan points. Cardis also come in these colours, but all others are strictly Cardigan: black, brindle, and anything merle.

You are now free to lord your corgi-discerning abilities over others!