There is no specification about the origin of the Greek Shepherd Dog, but some experts believe that Turkish migrants who came to Greece developed this dog. It was created many centuries ago by crossing the Turkish Akbash Dog and the white Balkan Molossers. In earlier times they were used in pairs (a female and a male) and were spread in all regions of Greece because they were thought to enchant certain magical powers and healing abilities. Even it was believed the puppies are staying closer to the children can transfer their health and strength into their souls. Nowadays these dogs are rare and are mostly available in Greece with a population of about 3000.
Temperament and Personality
Being a lazy dog, it is still marked by the swiftness and high speed when they see their family members in danger. Their independent nature makes them brave and well-decisive and is to obey only the commands of their ‘flock leaders’. As a guard dog, they are quite aggressive towards other wild animals and strangers. It does not have a friendly nature, so it needs time to socialize with visitors with proper introduction. It has the tendency to work in pairs as they do not like to be left alone for an extended period.