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Greek Hound

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Greek Hound

Overview

A rare breed, the Greek Hound is originally bred as a scent hound to track and to chase the hare in South parts of Greek. The Greek hound is a medium sized short haired scent hound coloring tan and black. With a balanced body the Greek Hound is a smart dog. The fearless, sociable, the Greek Hound is filled with intelligence but sometimes appears as intolerant. The breed is an enthusiastic hunter without viciousness. Affectionate and frank, the Greek hound is enormously playful. It is very useful in various ways being a farm dog and with its application it gets pleasure. It is territorial and it barks when any stranger approaches. Moreover, it also bark when sense any danger for owner. It chases the vermin obstinately also. The dog is extremely brave and ingenious, it as the great endurance and clever to come across a wild boar. It is a dog that tends to behave nicely in presence of its owner, and stay contented, frank and wagging tail, even living calmly with other dogs. Being a stubborn natured dog it may not easy to train and training can be a challenge. With willful nature and independent mind the breed must need a potent, skilled, firm, consistent and patience owner. The breed is not fit for apartment livings because it is a breed that like open air for run, romp and play. These dogs excel on physical exertion and if it devoid off may tend to be destructive. The smooth and short coat of the breed would had been simple to care and easy to groom. It needs only occasional brushing and grooming. Dry shampoo and bath is when necessary. The weight of the Greek hound is 38 to 44 pounds and the height is 18 to 22 inches. The life expectancy of the Greek hound is about 11 years.

Greek Hound History

A black and tan hound, the Greek Hound is originated in Southern Greece, and originally bred for tracking and chasing the hare. It is an ancient breed and dates back to thousands of years ago, progenitors are the antiquate laconikoi (also known as lagonikoi, where lagos hare) kynes dogs native in Peloponessus (southern Greek). The ancient writers give them praised and through sea trade and colonization they spread place to place in ancient world. Due to no breed completion in its country of origin and stand alone position in rocky areas, it remained pure and little changed. The Hellenikos Ichnilatis (Greek hound) became the foremost and first Greek breed recognized by FCI in the 1996.

Greek Hound Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Greek hound is about 11 years.

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Greek Hound Appearance

With a unique appearance, the Greek hounds head is round with a rectangular muzzle. Eyes are round shaped and attentive. The ears are V shaped that are sit upon the head. Neck is thick while chest is deep. With odd shaped feet and muscular legs body seems so powerful. The short smooth fur is covering all muscular body. The black color of coat with tan marking is only acceptable for this breed. The tan color can vary from light sandy to rich chestnut or any shade in between. With a balanced body the Greek Hound is a smart dog..

Greek Hound Weight and Height

The weight of the Greek hound is 38 to 44 pounds and the height is 18 to 22 inches.

Greek Hound Temperament

The fearless, sociable, the Greek Hound is filled with intelligence but sometimes appears as intolerant. The breed is an enthusiastic hunter without viciousness. Affectionate and frank, the Greek hound is enormously playful. It is very useful in various ways being a farm dog and with its application it gets pleasure. It is territorial and it barks when any stranger approaches. Moreover, it also bark when sense any danger for owner. It chases the vermin obstinately also. The dog is extremely brave and ingenious, it as the great endurance and clever to come across a wild boar. It is a dog that tends to behave nicely in presence of its owner, and stay contented, frank and wagging tail, even living calmly with other dogs. Typically, these dogs like to hunt in pairs or small groups of two to four dogs. Fabulously, these dogs are swift enough and more powerful than their sizes. Though, it is good natured dog but somewhat self-governing, it is best for young males handled and trained by a skilled trainer. It is breed that mature later, generally maturity come in 2 or 3 years of age. It has a loud bark than can be heard even for many kilometers. While on chase, It produce sounds and is suitable to travel longer distances on the gallop able to hunt alone. These qualities make it clear that dog is with a strong temperament and can be obstinate while owner is meek. Wrong or rough handling may led it to be a worse dog, so the well disciplined, careful, patience understanding and guidance are necessary.

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Greek Hound with children and other pets

Affectionate and frank, the Greek hound is enormously playful. It is very useful in various ways being a farm dog and with its application it gets pleasure. It is territorial and it barks when any stranger approaches.

Greek Hound Care and Grooming

The smooth and short coat of the breed would had been simple to care and easy to groom. It needs only occasional brushing and grooming. Dry shampoo and bath is when necessary. Feet and mouth should be checked after every work or exercise. Nail of the breed should be trimmed time to time. It is an average shedding breed.

Greek Hound Health Issues

The breed is with an excellent health and there is no health issue is known.

Greek Hound Training

Being a stubborn natured dog it may not easy to train and training can be a challenge. With willful nature and independent mind the breed must need a potent, skilled, firm, consistent and patience owner. Gentle but firm training may tend this dog to obey the commands quickly, however harsh methods or heavy handed training not suggested for this kind of independent breed.

Greek Hound Exercise

Typically, the Greek Hounds like to be in open area and can be satisfied with an experienced owner. The breed is not fit for apartment livings because it is a breed that like open air for run, romp and play. With a certain amount of pretty exercises it may be contented and satisfied. These dogs excel on physical exertion and if it devoid off may tend to be destructive. It would like to go on daily walk, play sessions and romp may be additional benefits for the breed.

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Greek Hound Recognition

. The Greek Hound is recognized by ACA, ACR, APRI, DRA and FCI as well.

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Greek Hound Good Names

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