"Darling is a Greyhound / Walker Coonhound mix. She loves the indoors with her comfortable bed, our couch, and even my recliner but doesn’t miss an opportunity to go out back for a good run or to bathe in the sun. Oh, and the sound of her leash has her nose on the front door knob!! Like the Greyhound, Darling has the deep chest and the thin, graceful legs. When she runs, she is pure beauty!! She is 30 inches at the head and weighs about 50 pounds. Also, like the Greyhound, Darling has bursts of energy then loves to curl up in a ball and sleep. Like the Walker Hound, she will follow a scent in a heartbeat. And talk about a stubborn streak!!! When she decides she doesn’t want to go, she’ll lay down where she is!!"
The Walker Greyhound is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Greyhound and the Treeing Walker Coonhound. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
"She does well with her training. She responds to being redirected. I heard a chewing sound the other day to discover she had found my son’s soccer shin guard. I quickly took it from her, told her no, and then handed her a toy chew bone. She simply took the chew bone and went over to her bed with it where she proceeded to chew to her heart’s content. We have to practice a gentle firmness with her."
"Darling has proven to be an excellent mix!! She got the best of both breeds. She is playful and energetic, but not so much that she doesn’t handle being in the house. She has the gentleness of the greyhound, the intelligence of both breeds, and the need for companionship of the walker hound. I’ve never owned a “lurcher” before, but wow, this is a great dog!!"