A long dog (also long-dog or longdog) is any dog of sighthound type, whether pure-bred or not. It is usually a cross-breed between two sighthounds of different breeds, one of which is usually a Greyhound It is distinct from the lurcher, which is a cross between a sighthound and a working dog, usually a terrier or herding dog. The long dog excels at running down hares, and is traditionally associated with Romani culture.:58
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- E.G. Walsh (1977). Lurchers and Longdogs. Woodbridge: Boydell.
- ——— (1990). Longdogs by Day. Woodbridge: Boydell.
- D.B. Plummer (1993). Lurcher and Long Dog Training. London: Robinson Publishing.