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Greek Sheepdog

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Greek Sheepdog
Greek Sheepdog
Greek Sheepdog Puppy
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Overview

The Greek Sheepdog belongs to the Greece, sometimes referred as Greek Shepherd and Hellenikos Poimenikos. In the first look, the Hellenikos Poimenikos dog is looking like Saint Bernard or Great Pyrenees. The Greek Sheepdog/Greek Shepherd or the Hellenikos Poimenikos is a big fluffy dog breed with a peaceful expression. The strong built and willful, the flock guardian, the Greek Sheepdog is fit for ordinary dog owners. The arrogant and meticulous is a sheep and goat guard by nature, but it should never be confined under hard directions. The breed is hard to be friend of everyone. He may show calm behavior, but readily guard at all costs at any time. It likes to work in pairs, with preference to move on the sides, it can guard the flock against beast predators and wolves. With a strong sense of duty and highly protective instinct toward animals and surroundings, it is an outstanding decisive, independent, bold, and loyal working breed. The breed is only loyal to the flock leader and wary of strangers naturally. It would like to have an owner with very potent leadership with skills. It ever strives to get peak position in pack by intense fights, when it placed in packs. Though, it is a wary of strangers, but is tactful in their presence. This is a breed with minimal groom needs, no health issue is known. The breed needs a wider and broader space, with a robust physical structure and muscular body; it is able to work or to move all day long under all tough conditions even in unreachable regions and with least food requirements while facing wild beasts to safeguard the flocks. The height of the males of Greek Sheepdog is 25 to 29 inches while females height is 23 to 26 inches. The weight of the males of Greek Sheepdog 84 to 110 pounds and females weight is 70 to 92 pounds. The age limit for a healthy Greek Sheepdog is about 12 years.

Greek Sheepdog History

Many centuries ago the sheepdogs brought by the migrated persons, traversed from Turkey to Foothills, located in Greece, it is knows as an area with abundance population of sheep. Moreover, the migration process, and similarities between Turkish Akbash and Greek Sheepdogs can lead persons to believe that such an origin is possible. Furthermore, the years of breeding with native and non-native dogs developed the breed.

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Greek Sheepdog Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Greek Sheepdog is about 12 years.

Greek Sheepdog Appearance

In the first look, the Hellenikos Poimenikos dog is looking like Saint Bernard or Great Pyrenees. The Greek Sheepdog/Greek Shepherd or the Hellenikos Poimenikos is a big fluffy dog breed with a peaceful expression. The head of the breed is broad with strong muzzle. With fold of skin underneath the eyes are with nice expression. The V shaped larger ears are sitting typically on the either sides. The breed is with longer legs and small feet. The fluffy and long fur is covering the whole body but abundant on the tail and head. There are various colors of breed including white to dark brown, white with tan or black marks and simply a blend of brown and gray.

Greek Sheepdog Weight and Height

The height of the males of Greek Sheepdog is 25 to 29 inches while females height is 23 to 26 inches. The weight of the males of Greek Sheepdog 84 to 110 pounds and females weight is 70 to 92 pounds.

Greek Sheepdog Temperament

The strong built and willful, the flock guardian, the Greek Sheepdog is fit for ordinary dog owners. The arrogant and meticulous is a sheep and goat guard by nature, but it should never be confined under hard directions. It likes to work in pairs, with preference to move on the sides, it can guard the flock against beast predators and wolves. With a strong sense of duty and highly protective instinct toward animals and surroundings, it is an outstanding decisive, independent, bold, and loyal working breed. The breed is only loyal to the flock leader and wary of strangers naturally. On the whole, it can be classified as the large Mountain shepherds breed of the Greek. It can face any suffer during fight with rivalry as well as can adjustable even in tough conditions. Being extremely dominant, the breed never inhales a violent behavior with patience. It would like to have an owner with very potent leadership with skills. It ever strives to get peak position in pack by intense fights, when it placed in packs. Though, it is a wary of strangers, but is tactful in their presence. The breed is hard to be friend of everyone. He may show calm behavior, but readily guard at all costs at any time. The Greek Sheep dogs are overly aggressive toward the wild beasts and capable to drive these demons back with their bark, if barking not affect, it might run after the intruders and also attack. To overcome its aggressiveness and unfriendly behavior, it is must to socialize it in early ages, these ways make them trustworthy and companion. He is trainable and has a natural tendency to estimate the situation before initiating the action. These dogs must be trained by an experienced and skillful handler, who must know how to deal with such dogs..

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Greek Sheepdog with children and other pets

The willful and independent, the Greek sheepdogs are only friendly to the flock and its owner, these dogs dont like other dogs and strangers. The aggressive behavior and dominance make the breed not live peacefully with other dogs. These dogs are not companion dogs, the early socialization is the only way to make them trustworthy with humans of the family and kids as well .

Greek Sheepdog Care and Grooming

This is a breed with minimal groom needs.

Greek Sheepdog Health Issues

This is a healthy breed, no health issue is known.

Greek Sheepdog 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 Sheepdog Exercise

The breed needs a wider and broader space, with a robust physical structure and muscular body; it is able to work or to move all day long under all tough conditions even in unreachable regions and with least food requirements while facing wild beasts to safeguard the flocks. It will be satisfy only if it has a bundle of activities in everyday life. Never let it to get bore, boredom led it to the destruction of attitude and temperament. It may tend to extensive barking. While it is not applied on flock guarding duty must be taken on daily walk. It needs a plenty of exercises in a day to be satisfied.

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Greek Sheepdog Recognition

The Greek Sheepdog is recognized by APRI, DRA and KCG.

Greek Sheepdog Group

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