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Alopekis believed to be old dogs that once existed in Greece during the proto-Hellenic regime. Some sources of archaeology suggest its presence in Thessaly, Raphina and Asketario. They can adopt any lifestyle either in urban or countryside dwellings.

The head of the breed is wedge-shaped with a broad skull that is slightly domed with a big brain room. The muzzle is also wedged shaped tapering evenly to the full nose with the leveled top line. Almond to round shaped eyes is somewhat large characterized by intelligent and bright expressions. The eye color is the color of the coat.

Alopekis Dog Pictures

Facts About Alopekis
Breed Group Primitive
Breed Type Purebred
Country of Origin Greece
Other Names Alopecis, Alepouditsa, Bobis, Bouboudi, Moropa, Venetaki
Size Small
Height Average: 9 to 13 inches


Weight Male (7.5 to 18.5 pounds)

Female (7.5 to 16 pounds)

Competitive Registrations DRA (Dog Registry Of America)
Shedding Moderate
Hypoallergenic No
Litter size 2-5 puppies
Color  Black, Black & White, Black & Brown, Light Brown/Golden, White/Cream, white with patches of fawn, brindle, etc.
Life Expectancy 12-18 years
Coat Two-layered; short, hard, flat, harsh and medium, wiry and medium.
Price  NA

Temperament and Personality

The little Alopekis is described as a multi-talented as well as a smart, playful and outgoing house dog. They are very loyal, faithful, obedient and protective. At the same time, they are courageous, watchful working dogs having a cheerful character. As they have friendly and playful nature, they do well with children. However, do not tease them as they may turn aggressive.



The Alopekis can live in an apartment if daily activities are made available. Regular tasks include running, jogging and long walks with owners. As they are athletic, they should be taken for frequent daily walks as exercises will keep them fit and healthy and prevent frustration and boredom.


It needs minimal grooming. Once a week brushing is enough and further removing the mats and cleaning the coat is mandatory to keep them tidy. Occasional bathing is enough and there shedding is moderate.


Health Problems

A healthy diet is mandatory to keep the pet healthy. The quality of feed should be remembered while feeding them as Alopekis should be provided with the correct combination of proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and fat. They should also be given pet foods rich in protein from sources like fish, whitefish, turkey, chicken and venison. They do not suffer from any-breed specific health problems.


Alopekis can be easily trained as they very quickly learn to perform both simple and complex tasks obediently. However, their training should be firm, moderate and consistent. They can work hard on farms, walk and run great distances energetically. Popular as a hunting and utility dog as they are known to be a fierce enemy of any type of vermin.

White Alopekis

Interesting Facts

  • Wired-haired Alopekis is a rare species
  • Extinct in the recent years

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Nyomi Wilson April 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm

These are pictures of my dog that still have not been taken down and stolen from my Instagram. REMOVE THEM. As you have links where you’re being paid to promote brands you are basically paying for a domain and using other peoples photos without permission. It is a breach of my own personal information by using my original photographic work. I look forward to hearing from you.

Nyomi Wilson April 12, 2019 at 3:53 pm

Your website also states that it has copyrighted it’s material (2018) but you do not have the permission to reproduce my photos taken from my personal Instagram account or to distribute them.

Jonathan Weeks April 24, 2019 at 6:53 am

I will give you credits for the images that are yours. Can you state and provide me the links for the images that are yours and have been used here?


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