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Alopekis

Overview

The Alopekis dogs are believed to those dogs that primitive dogs that once were existed in Greek in the proto-Hellenic regime of the Pelasgoi people. There may be two coat versions, wirehaired and shorthaired varieties. The Alopekis is fox-like with smart expression, a body that is longer than the tall and quite smooth and short coat. It is a multi-talented and as well as a clever, playful and outgoing house dog best suited to country settings and city life style. It is a tireless dog, eager to help and please the owner. It is a highly intelligent dog having a cheerful character while easy to train. The breed is hardy, strong and healthy, exceptional ratter, Watchdog, flock-assistant with a natural hunting instinct. Not only devoted and loyal companion but it is also an optimistic, self-assured, watchful working dog. Being a working dog, it is more attentive, lively, alert and out-going with a happy and friendly nature. It is even tempered and very frank to the family. The Alopekis is passionate worker, tremendously agile, highly trainable, playful in nature and unique in hunting. Alopekis is a treasure companion of the Greece people from primitive times to present-day. It is tremendous in courage and always bright mind with shining eyes and ready to action, filled with abundant stamina, diligent capable of covering the longer distances. It likes to have a free play but also can adjust in a small dwelling if frequent exercises are made available at daily basis. Agile and nimble need at least a daily long walk when not applied at hunting. It is very trainable breed, it learns command eagerly in a quick time and act upon those commands accordingly. Its short coat is easy to groom with minimal grooming requirements. The height of Alopekis is 8 to 12 inches and the weight is 6.5 to 15.5 pounds. The life expectancy of Alopekis is 14 to 16 years. Its nick names are Alepouditsa, Bouboudi, Bobis, Moropa and Venetaki. AKC not recognized this breed, however, DRA recognized it.

Alopekis History

The Alopekis dogs are believed to those dogs that primitive dogs that once were existed in Greek in the proto-Hellenic regime of the Pelasgoi people. Some source of archeology suggested its presence in Paleolithic societies of primitive Greek near Thessaly settings. In those days, it was referred as “alopecis” that means small and fox like. The dog alike Alopekis has seen in illustrated on primitive sculptures and some other archeological relics of ancient Greek. In those times, these dogs had strayed in street of the Greek, but now; they are being bred carefully. Once a time was when the small Greek Domestic Dog and Alopekis were believed to be different versions of the same breed. Now the trend has changed, each breed has its own provisional written standard and now both breeds are true to type. Although, the both breeds are likely easy to export from Greece and established elsewhere, but in terms of numbers, the Alopekis dogs are not as common as the Small Greek Domestic Dogs. Once upon a time, the Hairless variety of the Alopekis was existed in Greek, but with the change in climate of Greek, the Hairless Alopekis has become extinct.

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Alopekis Life Expectancy

Life expectancy of Alopekis may range from 14 to 16 years.

Alopekis Appearance

There may be two coat versions, wirehaired and shorthaired varieties. The Wirehaired version is hard to find but it could be developed with a lot of toilsome work. The wirehaired variety is lighter and smaller than the small Greek Domestic Dogs. However, the short haired variety is the common and its appearance is as described in further lines. The Alopekis is fox-like with smart expression, a body that is longer than the tall and quite smooth and short coat. The head of the breed is wedge-shaped with broad skull that is slightly domed with a big brain room. The muzzle is also wedged shaped tapering evenly to the nose with level top-line. Almond to round shaped eyes are somewhat large with intelligent and bright expression set at normal position. The eye color is in accordance with the color of coat. Broad nose is with well opened nostrils while ears are large, slightly rounded at tips rather erect and mobile, triangular in shape. The long tail is sickle reaching to the hock joints relatively high set with an elegant curve. The gait is beautiful and attractive. The breed has a fine double coat with hart and sleek outer while soft and thick under coat. It forms a thick and long jacket around the neck, making a brush under tail, breaches on the back of thighs and short feathers on the back surface of the front legs. The length of the coat is medium to short which not exceed beyond 2 inches, it may slightly wavy or lying flat along the body, naturally silky sheen. The coat colors include all combinations, however white (albino) is considered as discolor.

Alopekis Weight and Height

The height of Alopekis is 8 to 12 inches and the weight is 6.5 to 15.5 pounds.

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Alopekis Temperament

The little Alopekis dog is described as a multi-talented and as well as a clever, playful and outgoing house dog best suited to country settings and city life style. It is a tireless dog, eager to help and please the owner. It is a highly intelligent dog having a cheerful character while easy to train. The breed is hardy, strong and healthy, exceptional ratter, Watchdog, flock-assistant with a natural hunting instinct. Not only devoted and loyal companion but it is also an optimistic, self-assured, watchful working dog. Being a working dog, it is more attentive, lively, alert and out-going with a happy and friendly nature. It is even tempered and very frank to the family. When it comes to protection, it is very protective of household animals and people, an unyielding foe of vermin. The Alopekis is passionate worker, tremendously agile, highly trainable, playful in nature and unique in hunting. Alopekis is a treasure companion of the Greece people from primitive times to present-day. It is tremendous in courage and always bright mind with shining eyes and ready to action, filled with abundant stamina, diligent capable of covering the longer distances. It is great dog having agile and fast reflexes, graceful in doggie manners and cheerful personality. It is a wit soul of the ancient dogs of Greece.

Alopekis with children and other pets

Naturally, it is a sociable dog and playful in nature it can tend good with children at home, friendly to the owner and eager to get attention of the owner. It can get along with other dogs. Mild, calm and friendly to the children, thus it forms a wonderful family dog. It can be a good watchdog.

Alopekis Care and Grooming

The short and smooth coat of the breed is rather easy to groom. It needs minimal grooming, once a week brushing is enough.

Alopekis Health Issues

The breed has no known health issues.

Alopekis Training

Being intelligent dog, it is easy to train and learns easy and complex tricks and commands obediently and quickly. Its exceptional intelligence makes it easy to train dog. No doubt, it is easy to train and eager to learn but training should be firm, moderate and consistent. It is very active and vigorous dog that will need an active and potent owner.

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Alopekis Exercise

The Alopekis dogs are adaptable and can adopt any life style either in urban or country side dwellings. It can live in even an apartment if daily exercises are made available. However, it does best in a large yards or rural settings with ample areas to run or to do a job. Being a working dog, it likes to go on daily walk as exercise in order to be fit and healthy. It is filled with abundant stamina; thus, they need plentiful quantity of workout for their mental and physical pleasure. Daily exercises include run, jog and long walks with owners.

Alopekis Litter Size

The litter size of Alopekis breed is 3 to 7 puppies.

Alopekis Recognition

The DRA recognized the breed.

Alopekis Group

It falls in following groups:

Primitive, Working, Hunting.

Alopekis Talents

The talents of the Alopekis are:

Hunting, Agility, Watchdog, Jogging

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