Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website: http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Greece Other Names Greek Harehound, Hellenic Hound, Hellenikos Ichnilatis Life Expectancy Approximately 10-12 Years Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group FCI Hound
Breed Appearance The Greek Harehound is a scent hound with a shorthaired black and tan coat. It is a medium-sized dog.
Breed Description Head: Long. Flat skull. Stop not very pronounced. Straight or slightly curved nosebridge. Strong jaws. Fairly developed lips. Ears: Medium-sized, set on high, flat, rounded at the tip, pendulous. Eyes: Normal in size, brown. Body: Slightly longer than it is tall. Mesomorph. Neck powerful, muscular, without dewlap. Well-developed chest. Slightly
circular ribs. Slightly arched, short, strong, well-muscled loin. Slight tuck-up. Long, straight back. Croup long, broad,
nearly level. Tail: Short, thick at the base and tapering slightly toward the tip. In action, carried in saber fashion. Hair: Close-lying, dense, somewhat hard. Coat: Black and tan. A small white spot on the chest is tolerated. Visible mucosa, nose, and nails are black. Size: Dog: 47 to 55 cm. (18.5-21.5 in).Bitch: 45 to 53 cm. (17.5-21 in). Weight: 17 to 20 kg (37-44 lb).
History This very ancient breed indigenous to Greece is believed to be descended from hounds brought from Egypt by the Phoenicians. The
Hellenic Hound is not very well-known outside his native land.
Behavior Very hardy, vigorous, and lively, the Hellenic Hound has a subtle nose and a far-reaching, melodic voice. Skilled in hunting on
rugged terrain, he is a speedy and light-footed tracker of all game alone or in small packs. He is not well-suited to being a
pet. He needs firm training.
Health The Greek Harehound is a healthy breed with no known genetic defects. But like other dogs with pendulous ears, their ears are
more prone to infections and need to be cleaned frequently.
Advice He needs space and a lot of exercise. Regular brushing.