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Hellenic Hound

The cheerful Greek

Breed
FCI-6
Scenthounds and Related Breeds
FCI
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Original Name : Hellinikos Ichnilatis

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 18½-21½ inches

Female size : 17¾-20¾ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Greece

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Hellenic Hounds are very hardy dogs that hunt alone or in packs. They can work in most any terrain, from plains to mountains, even the most impractical, such as rocky crags. As scenthounds they have a well developed sense of smell and a resonant, harmonious voice. Those in the know praise their even character and stamina.

Head+

Long, ratio of total length of head to height at withers: 4.35/10.

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Body+

Straight topline, a little convex at the loins, slight withers, long, straight back, short, strong, very muscular, lightly arched loins.

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Coat+

Black and tan.

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Ears+

Medium length, set high, flat, rounded tip, hanging straight down.

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Tail+

Not long, reaching no farther than the point of the hock.

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Hair+

Short, dense, a little hard, close fitting.

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These are medium-sized hounds with a black and tan coat of short hair, which has a long history in its homeland. It likely descends from local dogs that mixed with hounds imported from the rest of Europe. Hellenic Hounds are strong, vigorous, lively, sound dogs that hunt any type of game alone or in packs.Hunting remains the most important use in Greece and Hellenic Hounds must be fearless in the face of wild boar weighing well over 200 lbs.

Did you know ?

This cheerful black and tan is currently the only Greek breed recognized internationally.

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