Greyhound x Deerhound cross-breed
Other namesLong dog
Dog (domestic dog)

A long dog (also long-dog or longdog) is any dog of sighthound type, whether pure-bred or not.[1][2] It is usually a cross-breed between two sighthounds of different breeds, one of which is usually a Greyhound[3][1] It is distinct from the lurcher, which is a cross between a sighthound and a working dog, usually a terrier or herding dog.[4] And it is generally larger than a feist, which is an American cross.[1][2][3][5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b c "Long dog", in: Oxford English Dictionary, online edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Accessed May 2021. (subscription required).
  2. ^ a b Sheardown, Frank (1999). The working longdog. Shrewsbury: Swan Hill Press. p. 9. ISBN 1-84037-060-2.
  3. ^ a b Jeffare, Bob (2001). Lurchers and Longdogs. K9 Perspective Magazine 1: 11. Archived 26 August 2003.
  4. ^ Alderton, David (2000). Hounds of the world. Shrewsbury: Swan Hill Press. pp. 76–66. ISBN 1-85310-912-6.
  5. ^ Blount, Deborah (February 2000). The Lurcher Submission. Association of Lurcher Clubs. Archived 30 July 2008.
  6. ^ Harvey, Denis E. (1979). The Gypsies: Waggon-time and After. London: Batsford. ISBN 9780713415483.
  7. ^ Hancock, David (2012). Sighthounds: their form, their function and their future. Ramsbury, Marlborough: The Crowood Press Ltd. pp. 97–106. ISBN 978-1-84797-392-4.

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