Longdog does not inherit the same working ability like a Lurcher but is renowned for its speed and sharpness. The cross between two sighthounds developed a Longdog. Their appearance is largely dependant on the to the parent breeds. It may be a small as a whippet or large as the wolfhound. Moreover, they may have short coats while some might have the long coats or broken coats.
Facts About Long Dog
|Country of Origin||Ireland|
|Other Names||Kangaroo Dog Lurcher|
|Size & Height||24-30 inches|
|Competitive Registration / Qualification Information||Not registered with any Kennel clubs|
|Litter Size||6-8 puppies|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 years|
|Coat||Broken, Long, Short|
Temperament & Personality
They are excellent family companions as they are gentle, loving and friendly by nature. They are not hyperactive and aggressive making them a good apartment dog. Longdog can quickly adjust to quiet environments and enjoys the attention of its family members. They may suffer from anxiety if left alone. Although they do well with kids, keep them under a check when left with other toy dog breeds or cats. Its big size is enough to warn an outsider, which makes it a good watchdog.
The dog does not require much exercise despite its hunting tendencies. Long walks twice a day will help the dog to stay in good health. Longdog likes playing with toys, therefore, it is recommended to keep balls and indestructible chews in the house, so that the dog can play, flinge or pounce on them. If left in a yard, remain attentive enough to keep it away from chasing cats and other pets.
Longdog does not require excessive grooming and brushing once a month is adequate as the coats of the long dog is short or broken. Bathe them once a month or until it is incredibly filthy. Brushing its teeth twice a week will help to maintain their oral health. Clip their nails when they overgrow and clean their ear every week to avoid infections.
Although a healthy breed, it may inherit a few health problems from its parent breed. The issues include dermatitis, liver cancer, cardiomyopathy, achalasia, osteosarcoma, and anesthetic intolerance. Regular tests like Eye test, joints test, X-Rays and the veteran visit will help the dog stay healthy.
Longdog has an independent nature so training sessions with positive methods will help the dog to learn things quickly. These dogs have outstanding eyesight and can spot movement from a very far distance. Firstly, they should be trained indoors to avoid distractions, after they excel the commands, outdoor training sessions should be given.
Feeding this dog entirely depends on its age build and activity level. Though Male Longdogs require 2.5-4 cups of dry food every day and for female 1.5-3 cups will be adequate.