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Alopekis

Origin Greece
GroupCompanion Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Alopekis have? The breed also known as...
Alopecis, Alepouditsa, Bobis, Bouboudi, Moropa, Venetaki
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Alopekis 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?
$300-$500
If you choose to purchase the Alopekis, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Alopekis gets to a happy place.

History

The oldest representation of Alopekis dog dates back to B.C. 3000. The Alopekis symbol of a terracotta vessel from Thessaly, which is currently found in the Athens Archeological Museum.
The Alopekis was domesticated by the Greeks in the 7th millennium. Probably this is one of the first domestic puppies.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Alopekis's size? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Alopekis weigh?
Male: 8-18 pounds (4-8 kg), Female: 7-17 pounds (3.5-7.5 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Male: 13 pounds (6 kg), Female: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Alopekis?
Male: 10-13 inches (25-32 cm), Female: 9-12 inches (23-30 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 11.5 inches (28.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Alopekis have? What does this canine coat look like?
Wiry
Colors
What color is the Alopekis's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
Blue CreamGoldenWhiteBrownFawnParticolorBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Alopekis and how often?
Easy to groom: The Alopekis 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. Alopekis 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 Alopekiss shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Alopekiss 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.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Alopekis have?
AlertFriendlyLivelyLoyalCourageousIntelligentLovingProtective
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Alopekis?
Average: Alopekis's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Alopekiss easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Alopekiss are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Alopekiss, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Alopekiss have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Alopekiss are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Alopekiss are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Alopekiss bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The Alopekis rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Alopekiss good watchdogs?
Alopekiss are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Alopekiss will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Alopekiss are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Alopekis can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Alopekis will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Alopekis 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.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Alopekis do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Alopekiss have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Alopekiss need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Alopekis to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Alopekiss have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Alopekiss 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 Alopekiss are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Alopekiss good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Alopekiss are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Alopekiss adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Alopekiss are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Alopekiss kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Alopekiss are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Alopekiss get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Alopekiss are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Alopekiss get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Alopekiss are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Alopekis can be a great choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Alopekiss have health problems?
Alopekiss tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Alopekiss live? What is this dog average life span?
14-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Alopekis breed hypoallergenic?
No
Alopekiss 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 Alopekis have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Alopekiss have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Alopekiss require per day?
Alopekiss have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Alopekiss sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Alopekis need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Alopekis 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 Alopekis's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Alopekis has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Alopekis is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Alopekis could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Alopekis. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Alopekis: 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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
How often can the Alopekis have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Alopekis have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Advantages

  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Alopekis doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Alopekis is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The Alopekis rarely barks.
  • Watchdog Ability: Alopekiss are good watchdogs.
  • Trainability: Alopekiss are very easy to train.
  • Adaptability: Alopekiss adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Territorial: Alopekiss are extremely protective guard dogs.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Alopekiss don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.

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