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ASABi Genel Ozellikler/1 Rsm

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ASABi; (baba) - (anne)
Breed; Hellenic Hound, Greek Harehound, Hellenikos Ichnilatis, Greek Hound
 
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Hellenic Hound

Breed Organization
The American Canine Association, Inc. (ACA)
800 Delaware Avenue
Reg. Dept, Box 992
Wilmington, DE 19899-0992
Phone: 1-800-651-8332
Website:
www.acavet.com
 
Native Country
Greece
Other Names
Greek Harehound, Hellenikos Ichnilatis, Greek Hound
Breed Description          about this breed
Head: Long. Flat skull. Stop not very pronounced. Straight or slightly curved nosebridge. Strong jaws. Fairly developed lips.
Ears: Medium-sized, set on high, flat, rounded at the tip, pendulous.
Eyes: Normal in size, brown.
Body: Slightly longer than it is tall. Mesomorph. Neck powerful, muscular, without dewlap. Well-developed chest. Slightly circular ribs. Slightly arched, short, strong, well-muscled loin. Slight tuck-up. Long, straight back. Croup long, broad, nearly level.
Tail: Short, thick at the base and tapering slightly toward the tip. In action, carried in saber fashion.
Hair: Close-lying, dense, somewhat hard.
Coat: Black and tan. A small white spot on the chest is tolerated. Visible mucosa, nose, and nails are black.
Size: Dog: 47 to 55 cm. (18.5-21.5 in).Bitch: 45 to 53 cm. (17.5-21 in).
Weight: 17 to 20 kg (37-44 lb).
History
This very ancient breed indigenous to Greece is believed to be descended from hounds brought from Egypt by the Phoenicians. The Hellenic Hound is not very well-known outside his native land.
Behavior
Very hardy, vigorous, and lively, the Hellenic Hound has a subtle nose and a far-reaching, melodic voice. Skilled in hunting on rugged terrain, he is a speedy and light-footed tracker of all game alone or in small packs. He is not well-suited to being a pet. He needs firm training.
Advice
He needs space and a lot of exercise. Regular brushing.
Function
Hunting dog.

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Hellenikos Ichnilatisz Pictures
(Hellenic Hound) (Greek Harehound) (Greek Hound)
 

Pronunciation

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Description

TheHellenikos Ichnilatis is Of medium size and shaped by function rather than fashion, the breed is a prototype hunter that uses its fine nose and high average speed to track and catch its prey. There are no extremes in its conformation: athletic, robust and of normal proportions, the Hellenikos Ichnilatis is slightly longer than tall, with taught skin and short, sleek hair. Predominately black with tan markings (there are no specific limitations as to the tan markings, apart from the fact that the color should be rich and discoloration is a very serious type fault); a small white spot is tolerated on the chest. The head is noble and houndy but never coarse nor as heavy as a bloodhound’s. The ears should lie flat and be neither too long nor too heavy. The nose and nails are black and the pigment should be dark and strong. The breed has a regular scissor bite and the eye-rims should be tight, showing no haw.

Temperament

Brave, outgoing, intelligent and sometimes impatient, they are passionate hunters but they never vicious. Friendly, affectionate and extremely playful. As a farm dog it’s happy and useful in many ways, as it is not without a sense of boundaries and it will give voice in the presence of strangers or danger, relentlessly chasing vermin as well. Extremely courageous and resourceful, it possesses the stamina and cunning necessary to face the wild boar. However, in the presence of its master, it’s a happy and friendly fellow, wagging its tail and living peacefully with other dogs. Traditionally, the breed hunts in pairs or small groups of three or four dogs. They are surprisingly swift and powerful for their size. While essentially good-natured, this is an independent breed; young males are best raised by an experienced handler. Maturity comes late, usually at two or three years of age. The Hellenikos Ichnilatis has a beautiful and loud voice that can be heard for many miles. The breed gives voice on the chase and is fit to travel great distances on the gallop, capable to hunt independently if it has to, before turning the hare towards its handler. This innate ability means that the breed has a strong temperament and they can be stubborn at youth and slow maturing. Rough handling makes them worse as does lack of proper discipline; they need careful guidance, patience and understanding.

Height, Weight

Weight: 38-44 pounds (17-20 kg.)
Height: 18-22 inches (45-55 cm.)

Health Problems

This breed has an excellent health record.

Living Conditions

This is a natural breed that loves open spaces and can be a handful for the inexperienced dog owner. Certainly not a choice for the apartment dweller, this is an open-air breed that shows excellent manners when its needs are catered for.

Exercise

TheHellenikos Ichnilatis require a certain amount of freedom and plenty of exercise. This breed thrives on exercise, and if restricted tends to be destructive. They need to be taken on a daily walk.

Life Expectancy

About 11 years.

Grooming

The smooth, short-haired coat is easy to keep in peak condition. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Inspect the feet and mouth for damage after work or exercise sessions. Keep the nails trimmed. This breed is an average shedder.

Origin

The Hellenikos Ichnilatis is a black and tan tracking & chasing hare hound, indigenous to Greece. It exists for thousands of years and its progenitors are the ancient laconikoi (later: lagonikoi, where lagos=hare) kynes (dogs) native in the Southern Greece (Peloponessus). These were described and praised by many ancient writers and through colonization and sea-trade they became widespread in the ancient world. Descendants of the ancient Greek scenthounds can be found all over Europe and beyond. In its country of origin the breed had no competition and due to its isolation in inaccessible & often mountainous areas the breed remained pure and little changed. Ancient Greece covered most of the Balkans and so the Hellenikos Ichnilatis left its heritage in the neighboring countries, too: black and tan or tricolor scenthounds can be found all over this area. In Greece too, there is a not-yet officially recognized tricolor variety, localized in the very same vicinity that the ancient breed took its first name, in Laconia (Sparta), a south-most part of Peloponessus. In 1996 the Hellenikos Ichnilatis became the first Greek breed recognized by the FCI.

Group

Hound

Recognition

FCI, APRI, ACR

 

 

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HELLENIKOS ICHNILATIS

(Greek Harehound or scenthound)

 
 

History & Origin

The Hellenikos Ichnilatis is a black and tan tracking & chasing hare hound,

indigenous to Greece.

It exists for thousands of years and its progenitors are the ancient laconikoi (later:

lagonikoi, where lagos=hare) kynes (dogs) native in the Southern Greece

(Peloponessus). These were described and praised by many ancient writers and through

colonization and sea-trade they became widespread in the ancient world.

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Descendants of the ancient Greek scenthounds can be found all over Europe

and beyond. In its country of origin the breed had no competition and due to its isolation in

inaccessible & often mountainous areas the breed remained pure and little changed.

Ancient Greece covered most of the Balkans and so the Hellenikos Ichnilatis left its

heritage in the neighboring countries, too: black and tan or tricolor scenthounds can be

found all over this area. In Greece too, there is a not-yet officially recognized tricolor variety,

localized in the very same vicinity that the ancient breed took its first name, in Laconia

(Sparta), a south-most part of Peloponessus.

Form, Function, Requirements

Of medium size and shaped by function rather than fashion, the breed is a prototype

hunter that uses its fine nose and high average speed to track and catch its prey.

There are no extremes in its conformation: athletic, robust and of

normal proportions, the Hellenikos Ichnilatis is slightly longer than tall, with

taught skin and short, sleek hair.

Predominately black with tan markings (there are no specific limitations as to the tan markings,

apart from the fact that the color should be rich and discoloration is a very serious type fault);

a small white spot is tolerated on the chest. The head is noble and houndy but never coarse nor as

 

heavy as a bloodhound's. The ears should lie flat and be neither too long nor too heavy.

The nose and nails are black and the pigment should be dark and strong. The breed has a

regular scissor bite and the eye-rims should be tight, showing no haw. The Hellenikos

Ichnilatis has a beautiful and loud voice that can be heard for many miles.The breed gives

voice on the chase and is fit to travel great distances on the gallop, capable to hunt

independedly if it has to, before turning the hare towards its handler. This innate ability

means that the breed has a strong temperament and they can be stubborn at

youth and slow maturing. Rough handling makes them worse as does lack of proper

discipline; they need careful guidance, patience and understanding. Also they

require a certain amount of freedom and plenty of exercise.

Character

Brave, outgoing, intelligent and sometimes impatient, they are passionate

hunters but they never vicious. Friendly, affectionate and extremely playful, this is a

natural breed that loves open spaces and can be a handful for the inexperienced dog

owner. Certainly not a choice for the apartment dweller, this is an open-air breed

that shows excellent manners when its needs are catered for. As a farm dog it’s happy and

useful in many ways, as it is not without a sense of boundaries and it will give voice in

the presence of strangers or danger, relentlessly chasing vermin as well. Extremely

courageous and resourceful, it possesses the stamina and cunning necessary to face the

wild boar. However, in the presence of its master, it's a happy and friendly fellow,

wagging its tail and living peacefully with other dogs. Traditionally, the breed hunts in

pairs or small groups of three or four dogs.

Information & Contacts

The height is 47-55cm at the withers for dogs, 2cm less for bitches; the animals should

be athletic, in good condition, neither fat nor too thin.A copy of the official breed standard

(FCI no 214) in english and information about breeders, puppies etc can be obtained by the

parent club: Friends of the Hellenikos Ichnilatis

(Text: Maria Winsor-Ginala, foundermember of the Hellenikos Ichnilatis Club, Greece.)

 

 
 
 

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