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Greek Harehound Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Greek Harehound so you can get to know the breed more.

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Greek Harehound
OriginGreece
Other Names
What other names does the Greek Harehound have? The dog breed also known as...
Hellenic Hound, Hellenikos Ichnilatis, Greek Harehound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Greek Harehound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Greek Harehound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Greek Harehound breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerica's Pet RegistryDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleAmerican Canine Association, Inc.
Price
How much does the Greek Harehound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Greek Harehound price:
Unknown
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Availability
Rare

Greek Harehound General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Greek Harehound size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Greek Harehound weigh? Greek Harehound weight:
38 - 44 pounds (17 - 20 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Greek Harehound? Greek Harehound average weight:
41 pounds (19 kg)
Height
How tall is the Greek Harehound? Greek Harehound height:
18-22 inches (45-55 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Greek Harehound average height:
20 inches (50 cm)

Greek Harehound Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Greek Harehound have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
SmoothDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Greek Harehound's coat?
Black & Tan
Grooming
How to groom the Greek Harehound and how often?
Easy to groom: The Greek Harehound doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Greek Harehound is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Greek Harehound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Hellenic Hound? Greek Harehound shedding level:
Greek Harehounds shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Greek Harehound need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Greek Harehound every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Greek Harehound Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Greek Harehound have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
OutgoingFriendlyBravePassionateIntelligentConfidentLivelyActiveFearless
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Greek Harehound? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Greek Harehound's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Greek Harehound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Greek Harehounds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Greek Harehound is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Greek Harehound sensitivity:
Greek Harehounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Greek Harehounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Hellenic Hound need? Greek Harehound social needs:
Greek Harehounds are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Greek Harehound dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Hellenikos Ichnilatis bark?
Average: The Greek Harehound barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Greek Harehound good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Greek Harehounds are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Greek Harehound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Greek Harehounds are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Greek Harehound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Hellenic Hound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Greek Harehound? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Greek Harehound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Greek Harehound has a hard bite?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Greek Harehound, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Greek Harehound do?
Greek Harehounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Greek Harehounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Greek Harehound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Greek Harehound roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Greek Harehound is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Greek Harehound have high prey drive?
Greek Harehounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Greek Harehound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Greek Harehound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Greek Harehound kutyafajtát. Kertben érzi magát a legjobban, ha mégis lakásban szeretnéd tartani, akkor napi szinten hosszabb sétákkal alaposan le kell mozgatni, így a napi rutinok beiktatásával megoldható Greek Harehound tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Greek Harehounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Greek Harehounds handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.
Fighting Dog
Where Greek Harehound dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Greek Harehound Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Greek Harehound temperament with other people:
Greek Harehounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Greek Harehound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Greek Harehound temperament with children:
Greek Harehounds are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Greek Harehound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Greek Harehounds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Greek Harehound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Greek Harehound dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Greek Harehounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Greek Harehound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Greek Harehounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Greek Harehound be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Greek Harehound is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Greek Harehound be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Greek Harehound be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Greek Harehound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Greek Harehound be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Greek Harehound is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Office Friendly
Are Greek Harehounds good office dogs? Do Greek Harehounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Greek Harehounds be office dogs?
No
Greek Harehound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Greek Harehound be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Greek Harehound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Greek Harehound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Hellenic Hound temperament with senior people? Are Greek Harehound dogs good for elderly owners?
Greek Harehounds are commonly okay with elderly people.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Greek Harehound be a boat dog?
Not really
Greek Harehound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Greek Harehound dogs get along with other pets? Are Greek Harehound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Greek Harehounds are generally with other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Greek Harehound be a drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Greek Harehound breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Greek Harehound Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Greek Harehound dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Very healthy dog breed. The Greek Harehound rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Greek Harehound breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Greek Harehound see the vet?
Rare
The Greek Harehound should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Greek Harehound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Greek Harehound be? What is the age limit of the Greek Harehound? How many years can the oldest Greek Harehound live?
11-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Greek Harehound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Greek Harehounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Greek Harehound have? What is the activity level of the Greek Harehound?
Greek Harehounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Greek Harehound dogs require per day?
Greek Harehounds need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Greek Harehounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Greek Harehound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Greek Harehound risk for obesity:
Average. The Greek Harehound has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Greek Harehound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Greek Harehound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Greek Harehound drool?
The Greek Harehound is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Greek Harehound Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Greek Harehound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Greek Harehound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-8 puppies

Greek Harehound Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Greek Harehound's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Greek Harehounds are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Greek Harehound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Greek Harehounds handle alone time quite well.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Greek Harehounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Greek Harehound kutyafajtát.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Greek Harehound is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Office Friendly: Greek Harehound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Greek Harehounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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  • Justin Andrew Jamieson

    Sep 7, 2021, 9:31:12 PM:

    All the above is accurate....they will hunt! Selective deafness is an issue around rabbits, cats, squirrels but with plenty of exercise she is a loving calm house dog happy to snooze on the couch in the sunrays or snuggle up for a rub.