Archie – Lurcher

Name: Archie

Breed: Lurcher

More information about this dog

Archie is a white and brindle, male Lurcher dog model. His breeding is known, he is half greyhound, quarter bedlington terrier, and the last quarter is a mixture of whippet, deerhound, and collie. He weighs 24.7 kg and is roughly 24 inches tall (to the withers).

 

Pet Acting/Modelling Ability

This handsome boy is a fully trained assistance dog. (He was also awarded highly commended assistance dog of the year 2019). He is also now a champion level trick dog, (via do more with your dog), he is the 5th Lurcher in the world to achieve this title. He has won several dog talent and trick competitions and is used to performing trick routines off lead in front of crowds, and with lots of distractions. He has qualified for Crufts 2020, and he also competes in agility.

Archie can be cheeky when he wants to be, but when he is focused he is very hardworking and very intelligent. He is very food motivated and eager to please. Archie is being taught commands by both voice and hand signal and will following commands from a distance and is happy to work for other people, and currently at silver kennel club good citizen award.

 

 

Training

Sit,
Stay,
Lie down,
Stand,
Heel,
Right and left paw,
Wave,
Sit on a matt,
Put both paws up,
Touch with nose,
Close doors,
Fetch item,
Hold item,
Spin,
Weave in and out of legs
Leave,
Go to mark,
Bark on command,
Jump up/on/over an object,
Wave,
Play dead,
Head down,
Paws on object,
Walk backwards,
Wears pet clothing + accessories,
To name but a few…

 

Dog Acting/Modelling Experience

He can high jump up to 135cm, and long jump 410cm. He can also jump into the air and retrieve items, his current height record is 220cm. He can run at speeds of up to 34mph a true real-life action dog!

Archie is one of the first psychiatric assistance dogs in the UK and has been featured on the radio, in newspapers and in Dogs Monthly Magazine raising awareness. He is also an ambassador for Lurchers, who can also have a bad reputation, proving they can be incredibly smart and obedient.

 

Archie loves people of all ages including children but can be over-excited to start with, but settles down very quickly. He is the same with dogs once he has had a formal introduction he soon settles.

 

He is a suitable pet model for a variety of roles requiring pet talent.

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