Hellenikos Ichnilatis Description
They are a strong breed. They have very muscular and athletic builds. They have short and sleek coats. Their coats are most commonly found to be black with tan marking in color. The breed often has small white spots on their heads. Their ears lie flat and are medium in length. Their noses and nails are solid blacks. Hellenikos Ichnilatis originated in Greece. They are a breed with ancient roots dating back to more than a thousand years. This breed can still be found often in Southern Greece.
Also known As
- Greek Harehound
- Greek Hound
- Hellenic Hound
Hellenikos Ichnilatis is a very brave and intelligent breed. They are very keen hunters but are never vicious. They are playful, affectionate, and friendly. They are a very protective and courageous breed though they will not be attacked unless provoked. They are a good-natured breed but they can be independent and strong-willed. This makes obedience training difficult in some cases. This breed is best suited as hunting or farm dog more so than a family pet. It is best when used for both specific tasks and companionship.
The Hellenikos Ichnilatis is a breed with an outstanding health record. There are no known diseases or disorders that this breed is prone to.
Hellenikos Ichnilatis require a good deal of exercise. They are best kept in large back yards where they can determine when they want to play and how often. They need quite a bit of freedom. They are never to be kept in an apartment. They are happiest when they have a task to complete. If dogs of this breed do not get enough exercise they will become destructive. Often times it is best to employ a dog walker if you do not have the time to walk the dog yourself.
Special Grooming Needs
Hellenikos Ichnilatis do not require a lot of grooming. Brushing their coats occasionally with a firm bristled brush will help keep their coats in peek condition. They should be bathed only when necessary. This breed sheds an average amount. Their coats are prone to picking up chiggers and burrs. When the animal has been outside in a wooded area be sure to check for burrs and ticks upon returning home. A burr can become embedded in the footpads and become very painful or even infected.