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Greek Harehound

Size: Medium

Weight: 38 - 44 lbs.

Height: 18" - 22"

Life Span: 11 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Greece (Ancient Times)

Also Known As: Hellenic Hound, Hellenikos Ichnilatis

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The Greek Harehound requires frequent exercise due to its sporting / hunting nature. Long daily walks, jogs or runs are necessary to keep this breed physically fit and mentally alert.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.

Temperament

This is a good-natured, independent breed. The Greek Harehound thrives on exercise, and will become destructive if caged or unable to exercise for extended periods of time. This breed is fast and powerful, and should only be raised by experienced handlers.

Compatibility with Kids

Better wiith okder children

History

Found primarily in Greece, the Greek Harehound evolved from ancient sight and scent hounds, and is thought to be a close relative to similar dogs found in the Balkans. The breed continues to be used today for hunting rabbit and wild boar in the rocky terrain of Northern Greece. Standards for the breed were developed in the 1950s and, in 1996, the Greek Harehound was the first Greek breed to be recognized by the Federation of International Canines.